American Academy of Pediatrics Report Ignores Health Impacts of Screen Time

I just came across a new release from the American Academy of Pediatrics titled “Beyond ‘turn it off’: How to advise families on media use“.  The report is the result of their recent invitation-only Growing Up Digital Media Research Symposium. … Continue reading »

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Post-SPRINT Trial Headaches

  On 11 September, some 9,300 participants in the SPRINT trial were sent a letter from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The letter told them the part of the trial where they needed to meet a set blood pressure target is … Continue reading »

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What happens when you build a pyramid upside down?

On Tuesday, September 29th 2015, Canada achieved a milestone. For the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and older outnumbered those aged 0 – 14 years of age. A shocking 16% of Canadians – almost one … Continue reading »

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Blue Sky Bio Competition by SynBioBeta SF 2015

This year, SynBioBeta is hosting a special event, the Blue Sky Competition, at the San Francisco SynBioBeta conference, held on November 4th, 2015 at the Mission Bay Conference Center. As passionate supporters of the development synthetic biology in industry, SynBioBeta … Continue reading »

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PLOS Pathogens at 10 Years

Editors-in-Chief Kasturi Haldar and Grant McFadden highlight 10 years of PLOS Pathogens research in celebration of past accomplishments and future endeavors. As PLOS Pathogens turns 10, we are excited to assemble a collection of primary research articles that reflects the … Continue reading »

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What we can learn from a PLOS Medicine study of antidepressants and violent crime

Update October 1 7:58 PM: note the inaccuracy that I correct in response to a comment by DJ Jaffe, for which I am thankful. An impressively large-scale study published in PLOS Medicine of the association between antidepressants and violent crime … Continue reading »

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The Mess That Trials Stopped Early Can Leave Behind

    Many trials end with a whimper. But some end with a bang. Press release, press conference, lots of fanfare – and backlash. The drama of another clinical trial being stopped early burst into public view this month. This time it … Continue reading »

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Coop’s Scoop: Citizen Science at the White House

This past Wednesday, Pope Francis visited the White House. This Wednesday, it’s my turn. Although I won’t be welcomed by throngs of people, the under-tapped capabilities of throngs of people is the reason I’ll be there, along with two others … Continue reading »

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That All-Nighter is not without Neuroconsequences

By Emilie Reas, PLOS Neuroscience Community Editor As you put the finishing touches on your paper, you notice the sun rising and fantasize about crawling in bed. Your vision and hearing are beginning to distort and the words staring back … Continue reading »

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#2015SVP Call for Contributors!

Are you active on social media platforms (such as blogging or Twitter), love paleontology, attending the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, and want to be more involved here in the PLOS Paleo Community? Here’s your chance! The annual Society of … Continue reading »

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