How to communicate basic research in schools – a case study using Drosophila | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0001-8462-0271   By Andreas Prokop, PhD, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester   The Manchester Fly Facility maintains an objective-driven, long-term science communication initiative which started in 2011 and promotes the importance of VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE How to communicate basic research in…

Yoga, Depression, & Clinical Trial Critique 101 | PLOS Blogs Network

  A study piqued my curiosity in a news feed recently. Yoga could reduce depression symptoms, researchers said – but only if you expected it to (Uebelacker 2018). Yoga for depression, it turns out, is VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Yoga, Depression, & Clinical Trial Critique…

Crowdsourcing plant phenomic data, bacterial niche construction abilities, protocell evolution, microRNA target prediction | PLOS Blogs Network

  Crowdsourcing plant phenomic data, bacterial niche construction abilities, protocell evolution, microRNA target prediction Posted August 13, 2018 by post-info Check out our Editors-in-Chief’s selection of papers from the July issue of PLOS Computational Biology. Crowdsourcing image analysis VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Crowdsourcing plant phenomic data, bacterial niche…

Fossil Friday Roundup: August 10, 2018 | PLOS Blogs Network

  Featured Image: Triassic pentadactyl tracks from Argentina. From Citton et al. (2018). CC-BY.  Papers (All Open Access): Cambrian petalonamid Stromatoveris phylogenetically links Ediacaran biota to later animals (Palaeontology) Salvinialean megaspores in the Late Cretaceous VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Fossil Friday Roundup: August 10, 2018…

Power to the Patients: Co-design of Community-based Research | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-5625-3977 According to a 2015 statistic, the leading causes of death among adolescents in the US are unintentional accidents, suicide, and homicide. However, many scientists struggle to engage adolescents in research programs to study the VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Power to the Patients: Co-design of…

Is CRISPR Gene Editing Doomed, Even As Gene Therapy Enters the Clinic? | PLOS Blogs Network

Anyone watching the recent 60 Minutes segment on CRISPR would conclude that the gene editing technology is on the brink of pouring forth a cascade of cures. But a recent study reveals a mess of missing VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Is CRISPR Gene Editing Doomed, Even…

Crikey! We’re gonna need a bigger boat… | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0001-7794-0218 The first fossils of a giant ancestor of the great white shark have been discovered in Victoria, Australia. Philip Mullaly, a fossil enthusiast, was having a stroll down the beach at Victoria’s popular surf VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Crikey! We’re gonna need a bigger…