Ever wondered how a laboratory (or a scientific research department) should best manage its day-to-day operations? In a recently published PLOS Biology Community Page article, our Editorial Board member Ulrich Dirnagl and colleagues outline
Author: Jamy C. Peng, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA Competing Interests: Jamy C. Peng is an author of the article discussed in this blog. The survival of a species relies on
Author: Meiling Yang, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Competing Interests: Meiling Yang is an author of the article discussed in this blog. Image Credit: Le Kang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Scientists stuck on the grant-seeking treadmill may find comfort in the results of a recent report from the National Science Foundation. Eighty-five percent of Americans agreed in a 2014 survey that advancing the “frontiers of
Fungi are essential elements of all ecosystems and provide many important services, most notably decomposition. While the classic role of fungi is in breaking down organic matter, fungi are incredibly varied and diverse, with members
The PLOS Genetics Editors-in-Chief and Senior Editors would like to congratulate: Santiago Naranjo, Justin D. Smith, Carlo G. Artieri, Mian Zhang, Yiqi Zhou, Michael E. Palmer and Hunter B. Fraser, authors of the article chosen
We are pleased to invite you to attend a PLOS Computational Biology Symposium at the National Institutes of Health. The details of the event are as follows: “Computational Biology: Past, Present, and Future” Friday, 16th
Why do we accept just one banana variety in Western supermarkets? It’s unsustainable and threatens livelihoods and food security. By Gert HJ Kema, Professor of Tropical Phytopathology, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, the Netherlands.
The growing interest in the trillions of bacteria that live inside our guts is underlined by the >10,000 people who read the recent PLOS Biology essay by Diana Bojanova and Seth Bordenstein – “Fecal
0000-0002-6177-577X Author: Galadriel Hovel-Miner, George Washington University, Washington DC, United States. Competing Interests: Galadriel Hovel-Miner is an author of the article discussed in this blog. Image Credit: Mark Field, University of Cambridge Every pathogen