On August 21st, Matthew Rogers and colleagues published an article in PLoS Pathogens which shows that the parasite Leishmania tricks host immune defense cells into feeding it rather than killing it. This development may help in the search for an effective vaccine against leishmaniasis, a painful, disfiguring, potentially fatal disease that afflicts approximately 12 million people worldwide.
Archives for August 2009
We're pleased to announce the launch of PLoS Currents: Influenza, a website for the rapid communication of research results and ideas vetted by expert moderators Eddie Holmes (Center for Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University, USA) and Peter Palese (Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA). Here is a guest blog post from Eddie.
The successful development of open access publishing by organizations including the Public Library of Science (PLoS) in recent years is a dramatic illustration of how the Internet is revolutionizing scientific communication. Today, after several months of work, I’m delighted to announce that PLoS is launching PLoS Currents (Beta)– a new and experimental website for the rapid communication of research results and ideas. In response to the recent worldwide H1N1 influenza outbreak, the first PLoS Currents research theme is influenza.