Breast cancer: Should DCIS be treated? Pig genome: messy and quite boaring

SHOULD DCIS BE TREATED LIKE BREAST CANCER? No one seems to know exactly what to make of the big study on the outcomes of DCIS. (DCIS = ductal carcinoma in situ, often called stage 0 breast cancer or precancer, which … Continue reading »

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Targeting Cancer: A Basketful of Hope

Targeted treatments for cancer have been extending and saving lives for more than 15 years — precision medicine isn’t a new idea in oncology. Now drugs pioneered on select, specific cancers are, one by one, finding new applications. The first … Continue reading »

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PLOS NTDs co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy and Associate Editor Dan Masiga conduct a Manuscript Writing Workshop at University of Nairobi, Kenya.

By Serap Aksoy and Joel Ochieng An important goal for PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs) is to develop global capacity in publication practices in low- and middle-income countries, given that NTDs disproportionately affect people living in these areas. Accordingly, … Continue reading »

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Getting the [Climate Change] Story Straight

By Lindsey Thurman, for the PLOS Ecology Community With the recent publication of the 2014 IPCC report on Climate Change, the 2014 US National Climate Assessment, and the upcoming Paris 2015 UN Climate Conference, it’s no surprise that the scientific … Continue reading »

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When Counting is Hard

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the DataCite blog. It is republished here with permission. Counting is hard. But when it comes to research data, not in the way we thought it was (example 1, example 2, example 3. The Making … Continue reading »

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Everything you need to know about social determinants of health you can learn from IKEA

It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending, undergrads are flooding university campuses, and people are moving. When people move, a few things become mandatory, for example, pizza or some other reward for those who help you move. But … Continue reading »

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5 Key Things to Know About Data on Adverse Effects

  The potential harms of interventions are tricky to get a handle on. Our feelings about them are, too. It wouldn’t be easy – even if we didn’t have to deal with people trying to beat up, or minimize, the … Continue reading »

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Fisheries science meets scicomm: to tweet or not to tweet?

By Jens Hegg Originally posted on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 26, 2015. The last hours of a professional meeting always give me the chance to reflect on what I’ve learned, who I’ve met, and the scientific … Continue reading »

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Measuring shocks to the global seafood supply

By Jeff Atkins ESA 100 research news originally posted on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on Aug 14, 2015. Jessica Gephart, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia, presented work at the 100th meeting of the Ecological Society of America … Continue reading »

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All eyes on the oceans: James Hansen and sea level rise

By Sasha Wright Originally posted on PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 10, 2015 On July 23, James Hansen and 16 co-authors posted a discussion paper on an open-review website about sea level rise and climate change. The article has … Continue reading »

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