Howdy Pt. 2!

Hello there! In a continuation of getting to know your PLOS Paleo Community Editors (read introductory posts by fellow editors Jon and Andy), let me introduce myself! My name is Sarah, and I, along with Jon and Andy, am very … Continue reading »

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Hey there, and welcome to the PLOS Paleo* Community blog! My name’s Jon, and along with Sarah and Andy, I’ll be one of your new blog editors! Just a quick intro here to get things rolling For several years now, … Continue reading »

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Trump and GOP candidate docs debate science! Should vaccine schedule be slowed?

GOP CANDIDATES DEBATE EARLY VACCINATION Oh, goody. Donald Trump again, this time at Wednesday night’s debate among the legions of Republican Presidential candidates, repeating his long-standing declaration that childhood vaccination causes autism. A claim that–need I even say it?– has … Continue reading »

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Funny Friday – Battle of the Bulges

When Obesity Panacea first launched 7 years ago (!), Peter and I used to post weekly “Funny Friday” videos.  We ran out of funny exercise videos pretty quickly, but my wife came across one yesterday that is definitely worth posting. … Continue reading »

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Is Facebook making you sad? Research evaluating social media use and impacts on mental well-being inconclusive

There are more than 500 million people interacting with Facebook from countries all over the world every single day, and that number is growing. On August 24, 2015 Facebook reached a milestone when, for the first time, one billion users … Continue reading »

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PLOS Synbio at iGEM 2015!

It’s almost that time of the year again — iGEM 2015 Jamboree is coming up on September 24–28 at the Boston Hynes Convention Center! Last year, PLOS Synbio Community Editors, Aakriti and David, attended iGEM and brought you coverage on topics, ranging … Continue reading »

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Tess’s Tale: Social Media Catalyzes Rare Disease Diagnosis

Attention to the plight of families with rare diseases continues to grow this week, and provides a backdrop to another compelling tale of a family seeking a diagnosis for mysterious symptoms. THE UNDIAGNOSED DISEASES NETWORK The National Human Genome Research … Continue reading »

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Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

A proud moment for me this week as one of our former students is getting some great press for a systematic review she published with colleagues Dany MacDonald and Jamie Burr.  The review, published by Brittany MacEwen in the journal … Continue reading »

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Do positive fantasies prevent dieters from losing weight?

Want to WOOP yourself into amazing shape, and fulfill your wildest dreams? Then get a self-help book telling you how through the Association for Psychological Science or the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology…Well not really, save your money. … Continue reading »

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The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) and the implications for the science and practice of PTSD: An interview with Dr. Charles Marmar

The National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS) was conducted in 1983 as a response to a congressional mandate for an investigation of PTSD and other postwar psychological problems among Vietnam veterans. More than 25 years after the original NVVRS study … Continue reading »

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