Anthrax, false research, triglycerides, mea culpa, cellphone freedom

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Accidental anthrax

Which is the more likely threat to public safety?  A single big release of deadly organisms by terrorists, the nightmare that fuels much bioweapons research and a string of lookalike novels that are nearly a genre in …

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Why I am a product manager at PLOS: Linking up value across the research process

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 Why am I a product manager at PLOS?

I am a product manager [1] at PLOS because of the thrilling opportunity to re-imagine and create better conditions for researchers to do and share science. Those far more insightful and eloquent

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Getting to the Bottom of Fecal Transplants

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Fecal bacteria sampleImagine that you are a bacterium, comfortably living inside a human bowel movement.

Suddenly, a chemical attack kills most of your neighbors. As other types of microorganisms arrive and begin to take over the vacated niches, they alter the milieu …

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PLOS launches Clinical Immunology Collection

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Nathaniel Gore, Editorial Project Manager of PLOS Collections, on the launch of a new Clinical Immunology Collection

Today PLOS launches a new Collection – the Clinical Immunology Collection. Following on from the successful redevelopment of the Synthetic Biology Collection

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Student Blogging and Effective Teaching: Neuroanthropology in Action

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Play and the PostNeuroanthropology and the Power of Student Blogging
by Daniel H. Lende

This spring, in my graduate class on Neuroanthropology, the students crafted excellent posts that brought together their own interests with the interdisciplinary approach at the heart of this new …

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This week in PLOS Biology

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In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about meeting biodiversity targets, sequencing microbial life, a new piece of the Nodal pathway, early problems in Huntington’s disease and how fly larvae choose to eat or crawl.

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Do antihistamines make you gain weight?

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Man Sneezing“Achoo!!”

Some folks have allergies that flare up on a seasonal basis. This spring has certainly not been kind to this group.

But if you’re like me, battling your allergies is a year-round affair. The common antihistaimnes available at every …

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See a Seahorse, Save a Seahorse

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Citizen scientists can use an iPhone app or online tool to log seahorse sightings to help seahorse conservation.

With the head of a horse, the tail of a monkey, and the belly of a kangaroo, seahorses look almost like mythical …

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Soothing psychotherapists’ brains with NeuroBalm

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Promoters of Emotionally Focused Psychotherapy offer sciencey claims with undeclared conflicts of interest, cherry picked evidence, and bad science.

The temptation exists for researchers and clinicians to search for the strongest and most provocative version of their knowledge, which will

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Bullet Points: This article has no waiting period

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In December of 2012, I was asked my thoughts on the Sandy Hook shooting on Twitter, and if I was going to write about it through a public health lens. I said no – I didn’t want to weigh in …

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