Next Generation Science Communicators

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Experience in presenting research findings and participating in the scientific dialogue are important aspects to the professional development of researchers early in their careers. Advancing scientific discovery relies on scientists at all career levels to clearly communicate their results, their … Continue reading »

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Re-launching the PLOS Student Blog & Introducing Travel Awards!

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Hi PLOS readers! My name is Sara Kassabian, and I am a Masters candidate in the Global Health Sciences program at University of California San Francisco. I recently joined the PLOS community as Social Media Coordinator, and I’m pleased to … Continue reading »

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PLOS ONE Update on Peer Review Process

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There has been a great deal of community discussion in the last few days about a referee report that was sent to an author at PLOS ONE a few weeks ago. The report contained objectionable language, and the authors were … Continue reading »

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Hacking human health and behaviour #wiredhealth

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This week, we hand over to regular blogger Alex Abel who recently returned from London’s WIRED Health. Following last year’s successful inaugural event, WIRED Health returned to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in Euston Square, London, on the … Continue reading »

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Earthquake in Nepal: science, media, health risks in dispute

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Perched as it is, smack in the Himalayas, that great climbing wall heaved up by the titanic tectonic shoving match the Earthly regions we call India and China have been waging centimeter by centimeter for many millions of years, Nepal … Continue reading »

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30% of people with a “healthy” BMI are actually obese

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Although I’ve discussed this issue a number of times over the years, every now and then a new study comes out that provides further evidence of the limitations of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of health, or even … Continue reading »

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Fun(d) with Science

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Many researchers will tell you that financing their work–writing grants, securing funding, and budgeting for varying funding levels year to year–is the least rewarding part of life in academia, but there’s no escaping the simple fact that science costs money. … Continue reading »

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When a Company Drops a Controversial Ingredient, They’re Not Doing It For Your Health

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This week, Pepsi announced they were dropping aspartame from their flagship diet drink in the US. Last week it was Chipotle swearing off GMO ingredients. Before that, Kraft dropped certain dyes, Subway took the “yoga mat chemical” out of its … Continue reading »

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AGTC Tackles 3 Eye Diseases with Gene Therapy

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September will be 25 years since the first gene therapy experiment, and FDA approval is finally in sight. Several gene therapies are approaching the finish line, awaiting results from comparisons to existing therapies and analyses of long-term efficacy. Among the … Continue reading »

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Why Isn’t Sex Ed Preparing Students for Adulthood?

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When I was in high school, I took a class that taught me how to dissect a worm. We were not expected to go home and dissect worms or somehow put to use our newly found expertise on worm anatomy. … Continue reading »

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