When neurogenesis goes wrong… | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 Neurogenesis is a complex biological process by which neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells. Indeed, the discovery of a dynamic neurogenesis in the adult brain (in both humans and animals) VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE When neurogenesis goes wrong… | PLOS…

Life after death: Largest discovered Ichthyosaurus preserves a fossilised embryo | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 Ichthyosaurs, meaning ‘fish lizards’, are a bizarre group of ancient marine reptiles that went extinct around 90 million years ago. They looked suspiciously similar to dolphins, but are only very, very distantly related to VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Life after death: Largest discovered Ichthyosaurus…

Pursuing Preprints, Preventing Pandemics: How pre-peer-review posting can accelerate outbreak science | PLOS Research News | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 Preprints – scientific papers posted online prior to peer review – offer opportunities to share and discuss research rapidly and openly, and Michael Johansson, infectious disease expert and founder of the nonprofit Outbreak Science, VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Pursuing Preprints, Preventing Pandemics: How pre-peer-review…

A Note on Taxing Sugary Drinks in the UAE | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 Sugary carbonated drinks, energy drinks, and other similar products are fueling the obesity and diabetes epidemic. With the World Health Organization estimating that more than 1.9 billion adults (39%) are overweight, and 650 million VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE A Note on Taxing Sugary Drinks…

How attending an interdisciplinary college teaching conference immediately impacted my classroom practices | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 As a scientist and science education researcher, I never expected to find innovations and strategies for my classroom from diverse areas such as sociology, physical geography, education and community studies.  Now I realize, why VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE How attending an interdisciplinary college teaching…

Museum Collection Visit Bingo | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 Museum collections are a core resource of paleontology, far beyond their role in providing fossils for exhibits. Collections, with their fossils and associated records, house primary data for our research, and thus pretty much VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Museum Collection Visit Bingo | PLOS…

Jackass Genomics – Did Donkeys Arise from an Inverted Chromosome? | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 In the world of genome sequencing, donkeys haven’t received nearly as much attention as horses. But now a report on a new-and-improved genome sequence of Willy, a donkey (Equus asinus) jack born at the VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Jackass Genomics – Did Donkeys Arise…

Implementing Healthcare Interventions: Context is Key | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 “One of the most important parts of our job is to listen to partners, adjust the strategies based on what they hear, and give implementers the leeway to use their expertise and their local VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Implementing Healthcare Interventions: Context is Key…

How to make an impact in science policy as a graduate student | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896 With a lack of scientists in the Executive Branch and a growing national sentiment to include science in policymaking, now is better than ever to get involved with science policy as an early career VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE How to make an impact in…

A Reality Check on Author Access to Open Access Publishing | PLOS Blogs Network

0000-0002-8715-2896     Technically, the “most journals don’t charge authors” statement could well be true. Most open access journals may not charge authors. The source that’s used to support the claim is generally DOAJ – VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE A Reality Check on Author Access…