When Celebrities Suddenly Care About Rare Diseases

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I have followed, in awe, the tireless efforts of families that have rare genetic diseases to raise awareness and funds. Bake sales and bike races, balls and raffles, exhausting and all-consuming. But these efforts pale when a performer or other … Continue reading »

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PLOS Appoints Veronique Kiermer as Executive Editor for PLOS Journals

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PLOS announced today that after an extensive search, Dr. Veronique Kiermer has been appointed Executive Editor. Kiermer will be responsible for the editorial and content direction and vision for PLOS’ journals. Her appointment is effective July 20, 2015. “The depth … Continue reading »

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Flight of the Bats: Exploring Head Shape and Aerodynamics

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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a bat! All three may be soaring through the sky, but their shapes vary greatly, which affects their aerodynamics during flight. Birds typically have streamlined head profiles that strongly contrast with the appendages featured on … Continue reading »

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Full Summer Schedule of PLOS /r/science AMAs Announced

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PLOS Science Wednesday is a weekly science communication series featuring live, direct chats with PLOS authors on redditscience (/r/science), the popular online gathering place for researchers, students and others interested in science which has over 8 million registered members. The series provides a forum … Continue reading »

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Lessons and Challenges for Developing and Delivering HIV Programs for Sex Workers

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Today sees the addition of an important paper to the PLOS Collection Focus on Delivery and Scale: Achieving HIV Impact with Sex Workers; published in PLOS Medicine, David Wilson of World Bank looks at lessons learnt and challenges for developing and … Continue reading »

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Welcome to PLOS Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Guest blog: A Missed Opportunity for Paleontologists

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[From time to time on The Integrative Paleontologists, we will invite guest bloggers to share alternate viewpoints about current topics. Today’s guest post is by Matthew Brown, who previously posted about the impact of new regulations on fossil collection from federal lands.] ———– … Continue reading »

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User Testing at PLOS

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At PLOS we strive to provide world class tools that help scientists in publishing their work. This includes improving existing functionality, such as browsing and searching, as well as developing entirely new features to meet the needs of the researchers … Continue reading »

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Understanding images: microRNAs contribute to hair loss and follicle regression

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In a piece reflecting on this month’s PLOS Genetics issue image, author Zhengquan Yu discusses the research behind Yuan et al. Author: Zhengquan Yu, State Key Laboratories for Agrobiotechnology, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China Competing interests: … Continue reading »

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Britain releases Expert Statement on workplace sedentary behaviour

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Last week an Expert Statement commissioned by Active Working CIC and Public Health England was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine titled “The Sedentary Office: a growing case for change towards better health and productivity” (available here). From … Continue reading »

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