Stanford ChildX 2018: Big ideas for little patients | PLOS Blogs Network

post-inf By Linda Nevin PLOS Medicine Associate Editor Linda Nevin shares some highlights from ChildX, a cross-disciplinary science, medicine, public policy and healthcare symposium on research developments and opportunities for improving pediatric care. Stanford faculty VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Stanford ChildX 2018: Big ideas for…

Molecular machines and the place of physics in the biology curriculum | PLOS Blogs Network

orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771 The other day, through no fault of my own, I found myself looking at the courses required by our molecular biology undergraduate degree program. I discovered a requirement for a 5 credit hour physics VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Molecular machines and the place of…

One Small Step for Preprints, One Giant Step Forward for Open Scientific Communications | PLOS Blogs Network

Thanks to our recent partnership with bioRxiv, PLOS authors will have the choice of posting their submitted manuscript on the bioRxiv preprint server on May 1st. Preprints enable authors to accelerate the dissemination of their VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE One Small Step for Preprints, One…

Tilapia: Freak Farmed Fish or Evolutionary Rock Star? | PLOS Blogs Network

  By Ricki Lewis Posts are appearing on my Facebook feed warning against the dangers of eating tilapia. So I decided to do  a little research. My dad was a seafood wholesaler at the Fulton VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Tilapia: Freak Farmed Fish or Evolutionary…

Synthetic biology approaches to improving immunotherapy | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0003-0319-5416 The AACR 2018 Meeting in Chicago is ending today and has featured the major new results in cancer treatment and immunotherapy treatments in particular. Immunotherapy, the use of the patient’s own immune system to VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Synthetic biology approaches to improving immunotherapy…

Stop Hiding Your Code | PLOS Blogs Network

poWe, @PLOS, @PLOSONE and the open source community, will discuss why and how to #ShareYourCode in a tweet chat on 25 April, 10-11am Pacific Daylight Time/6-7pm British Summer Time. Join us! By Peter Wittek A cornerstone VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Stop Hiding Your Code | PLOS…

Innovative thinking is key to realizing UHC | PLOS Blogs Network

In 2015, the world spent $7.3 trillion on health. Yes, that’s 10% of global GDP. At the WHO Global Dialogue on Partnerships for Sustainable Financing of NCDs last week, Dr. Rifat Atun, Professor of Global VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Innovative thinking is key to realizing…

Connecting research communities through podcasts | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0001-8462-0271 Have you ever listened to a podcast? A pretty silly question these days, we admit. Not long ago, however, such a question wouldn’t have seemed odd. Over the last several years, podcasts have become VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Connecting research communities through podcasts |…

Why are healthcare providers scared of exercise? | PLOS Blogs Network

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with a number healthcare providers to discuss the role and importance of exercise for their patients.  In those interactions, I’ve noted 2 common themes VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Why are healthcare providers scared of…

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