At Year’s End: Staff Editors’ Favorite PLOS ONE Articles of 2014

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2014 has been an exciting year for PLOS ONE. We saw the journal reach a milestone, publishing its 100,000th article. PLOS ONE also published thousands of new research articles this year, including some ground-breaking discoveries, as well as some unexpected … Continue reading »

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This week in PLOS Biology

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In PLOS Biology this week you can read about the perception and self-regulation of pain,  a computational model of operant learning and improving the computer-friendliness of phenotypic data.   Two Parallel Pathways to Pain Understanding how pain is processed in the … Continue reading »

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The Science Opinion Games: New Conversations, Same Old Voices?

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  “Women scientists seem to be underrepresented in science activities that make their reflections public.” I wrote that glum-making sentence. It was in an editorial for PLOS Medicine about post-publication culture. The studies that led me to this conclusion are cited there: under-representation … Continue reading »

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Canada’s Species at Risk Rarely Recover: The Story Behind the PLOS ONE Article

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Post By Caroline Fox & Brett Favaro Most scientists are passionate about their work, but enthusiasm can sometimes be hard to maintain over a long project. What if we could inject the fun back into science—take away the emotional baggage … Continue reading »

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The Open Access Dinosaurs of 2014

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As we enter 2015, it’s a good time to reflect on the state of paleontology and the state of open access. Because I’m a dinosaur paleontologist (my apologies to the other 99% of life that ever lived), this post will … Continue reading »

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What is the best/worst advice a personal trainer has ever given you?

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I need your help, dear readers. This semester I am teaching a course on Exercise Testing and Prescription for undergraduate Kinesiology students. At the end of the course students will be eligible to challenge a national exam to become CSEP … Continue reading »

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Black lives must matter more in health research

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Anyone who thinks America is a ‘post-racial’ society is delusional. ‘Post-racial’ is political discourse that aims to deny any presence of racism or racial inequality in modern society. Racism is visible everyday. From visible neighbourhood segregation to everyday instances of … Continue reading »

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Challenges for the Post-2015 Development Era

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This article is being cross-listed with the Harvard graduate student publication Signal to Noise, Special Edition on Infectious Disease. Health equity is based on the idea that all lives, anywhere in the world, have equal value. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are … Continue reading »

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Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD): A Diagnostic Challenge

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When Susan Coddon, a member of the board of directors of the Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease Research Foundation (APBDRF) e-mailed me a few weeks ago, I was intrigued. “Polyglucosan” didn’t ring any bells. Her husband learned he had the underrecognized condition … Continue reading »

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Media response: forecasting diseases using Wikipedia

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“It’s a perfect mix of exciting science, modern everyday technology, and public health.” Dr Marcel Salathé Many of us use Wikipedia solely as an online encyclopedia but we need to think bigger – there’s a huge amount to be learnt from … Continue reading »

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