Key New Species Discoveries of 2014

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While there’s no denying the ongoing global extinction of animals, microbes and plants, the discovery of new species provides critical information into the puzzle of earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history. Each year, thousands of new species are identified: 18,000 in … Continue reading »

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Barney Carroll on domesticating psychosis

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Although posted only a couple of days ago, my presentation from Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh is now passing the benchmark of over 1000 views. You can also find an interesting Storify of my lecture by … Continue reading »

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Citizen Science for herptile fans!

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Amphibians and reptiles, also known asherptiles or herps, are the focus of many citizen science projects. If you like frogs, turtles, and salamanders, just to name a few, join one of the projects below to help us better understand the … Continue reading »

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Update to Blue Marble Health Collection

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This week sees a major update to the PLOS Collection “Blue Marble Health: the mismatch between national wealth and population health” with the addition of 50 new papers, including two new editorials published today in PLOS Medicine and PLOS Neglected … Continue reading »

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The Physician “Brain Drain” from Sub-Saharan Africa to the US: Reasons, Consequences, Potential Solutions

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To read the completed 7-29 PLOS redditscience AMA with these authors go to!  A recent PLOS One research article, “Monitoring Sub-Saharan African Physician Migration and Recruitment Post-Adoption of the WHO Code of Practice: Temporal and Geographic Patterns in the United States,” … Continue reading »

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Using math to make Guinness

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If you ever read public health research, you’ve probably encountered the term “Student’s t-test,” or just “t-test.” The experimenters will do this magical test, and suddenly conclude that everything is awesome. But even when you’re familiar with the t-test and … Continue reading »

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PLOS Genetics’ Tenth Anniversary

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2015 marks the tenth anniversary of publishing cutting-edge research at PLOS Genetics. Since the inaugural issue on the 25th of July 2005, PLOS Genetics has been dedicated to supporting the scientists that make up the genetics community with ethical rigour, … Continue reading »

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Hello, We’re Open

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Karin Purshouse (@karinpurshouse), a clinical and academic junior doctor in Oxford, invites you to join the conversation with other early career researchers at the next OpenCon Community Call, this Wednesday, July 29. It is not always easy, as a junior researcher, … Continue reading »

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Winner of the PLOS Genetics issue image campaign

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  Earlier this month we launched a campaign to solicit people’s favourite PLOS Genetics issue images, published over the last ten years, from a selection of five. The winning image depicts claudin 1, E-cadherin and keratin 14 in the tail … Continue reading »

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The ‘Dad Bod’ Explained: A Study of Weight Gain during Fatherhood

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  Does a woman’s pregnancy affect the weight of her partner? And is weight gain sustained while the kids grow up? Anecdotally, many people would undoubtedly say yes from their own experiences. Lack of sleep, less time for exercise, and … Continue reading »

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