How do you DO data?

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We all know that data are important for research. So how can we quantify that? How can you get credit for the data you produce? What do you want to know about how your data is used? If you are a … Continue reading »

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EMA’s Release of Regulatory Data: Possible Fall out for Journals and Research Synthesis

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On 2 October the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) published the final version of its policy on prospective release of clinical study reports (CSRs) of trials submitted by sponsors in support of Marketing Authorisation Applications (MAAs). I have summarized its content … Continue reading »

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Halloween Citizen Science in the Classroom: Answer the Bat Call!

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Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Citizen Science in the Classroom Series where we explore the use of citizen science projects to teach science in the classroom by aligning them with Common Core and Next Generation STEM standards … Continue reading »

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Lost in Fathoms: Art, Science and the Anthropocene

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Once upon a time, artist Anais Tondeur, in collaboration with Professor Jean-Marc Chomaz embarked on a research project to explore the fate of an island called Nuuk. Its disappearance beneath the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean in 2012 interestingly … Continue reading »

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Population Explosion 2.0, perfect writing software, model organism sex, tardiness

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  Son of The Population Explosion? It matters hardly at all what is done to control population growth. If Homo sap‘s birth and death rates remain more or less as they are, we will grow from 7 billion plus today … Continue reading »

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PLOS ONE’s Spookiest Images of 2014

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As we take a look back at research articles published so far in PLOS ONE in 2014, we realize we have no shortage of images to terrify our readers, or at least sufficiently creep them out long enough to last through … Continue reading »

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Social Pathways for Ebola Virus Disease in Rural Sierra Leone, and some Implications for Containment

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This manuscript has been conditionally accepted by PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases for publication prior to formal review. Following a successful outcome of independent peer review, a revised version will be formally published by PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and a link to the final … Continue reading »

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A Rapid Response to Ebola

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November 11th 2014 Update: Two manuscripts have now been posted to Speaking of Medicine and can be viewed here: Social Pathways for Ebola Virus Disease in Rural Sierra Leone, and some Implications for Containment What factors might have led to the … Continue reading »

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Researchers Follow the Path of HIV and Prevention Interventions

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Charlene Dezzutti from the University of Pittsburgh and the Magee-Womens Research Institute explains how HIV researchers are incorporating biomarkers and preclinical testing – featured in the PLOS Collection Advances in HIV Mucosal Immunology: Challenges and Opportunities – in their pursuit of an … Continue reading »

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Urbanisation Up Close

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Jocalyn Clark @jocalynclark discusses the urbanisation of the world’s population and its impact on global health. Undeniably the world is urbanising. By 2050, according to the UN, the world’s urban population will almost double from its 2007 size of 3.3 billion … Continue reading »

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