Crowdsourcing plant phenomic data, bacterial niche construction abilities, protocell evolution, microRNA target prediction

  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

PLOS Biology in the media – July

  PLOS Biology in the media – July   post-info The year is flying past, and July has been another month with several of our papers making the news. This month we’re covering sleeping flies,

The XV Collection: Anatomy of a Protein Kinase Spine and How to Break It

  The XV Collection: Anatomy of a Protein Kinase Spine and How to Break It   post-info by Ann Stock The post-translational addition of phosphate groups to serine, threonine and tyrosine residues is a fundamental

Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease, modelling chromatin dynamics, ant obstacle courses

  Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease, modelling chromatin dynamics, ant obstacle courses   post-info Check out our Editors-in-Chief’s selection of papers from the May issue of PLOS Computational Biology. Quantitative theory of deep brain stimulation of

Caught Our Notice: A team from Harvard, Cornell, Cambridge, HHMI, and UCSF can’t reproduce a paper’s findings

What Caught Our Attention: Any time there’s an issue with a paper co-authored by researchers from such high-profile institutions as Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Cambridge, we take notice. In this case, the group — which included Laurie Glimcher, then-dean at Cornell, now president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — chose to retract a … Continue reading Caught Our Notice: A team from Harvard, Cornell, Cambridge, HHMI, and UCSF can’t reproduce a paper’s findings

PLOS Biology in the media – March

0000-0002-8715-2896 PLOS Biology in the media – March   post-info March has been a bumper month at PLOS Biology with lots of research hitting the press. A selection of our top picks this month include

Caught Our Notice: Duplicates, errors prompt two retractions for same author

Titles: 1) Angiopoietin-Like 4 Confers Resistance to Hypoxia/Serum Deprivation-Induced Apoptosis through PI3K/Akt and ERK1/2 Signaling Pathways in Mesenchymal Stem Cells 2) Novel Mechanism of Inhibition of Dendritic Cells Maturation by Mesenchymal Stem Cells via Interleukin-10 and the JAK1/STAT3 Signaling Pathway What Caught Our Attention: In the span of 48 hours, PLOS ONE retracted two papers … Continue reading Caught Our Notice: Duplicates, errors prompt two retractions for same author

Caught Our Notice: “The first author cut the thermoprinter paper printout into pieces and reassembled them”

Title: A mitochondrial ferredoxin is essential for biogenesis of cellular iron-sulfur proteins What Caught Our Attention: Here’s a cut-and-paste issue that gave us pause. The authors of an 18-year-old paper in PNAS corrected it after realizing some bands in a figure were duplicated (an issue raised on PubPeer one year ago). It turns out, the … Continue reading Caught Our Notice: “The first author cut the thermoprinter paper printout into pieces and reassembled them”

Understanding Images: Traffic jam causes immune cell road rage

0000-0002-8715-2896 Understanding Images: Traffic jam causes immune cell road rage   Posted February 23, 2018 by post-info Authors: Steven J. Del Signore and Avital A. Rodal, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, United

Caught Our Notice: Swiss group loses 4th paper for data manipulation

Title: Dysferlin Interacts with Histone Deacetylase 6 and Increases alpha-Tubulin Acetylation What Caught Our Attention:  After losing three articles for data manipulation, Michael Sinnreich has retracted another paper in PLoS ONE.  All four retractions share some of the same authors, including Bilal Azakir and Sabrina Di Fulvio, who is listed as the first author on […]