BOOK REVIEW: The Lives of Community Health Workers

  History is replete with stories of warnings from eyewitnesses that went unheeded, and of the consequences that followed – sometimes good, often bad. All accounts are partial, but experiencing something with the naked eye

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

The PLOS Complexity Channel – Meet the Editors

  Chiara Poletto, Daniele Marinazzo, José Soares Andrade Jr. and Laurent Hébert-Dufresne announce the launch of the PLOS Complexity Channel. Most of today’s global challenges, from the spreading of online misinformation to Ebola outbreaks, involve such a vast

Change starts at the bottom of the food chain

  Earlier this week, over ‘600 of the brightest minds from science, politics, business, and civil society from over 50 countries gathered at the fifth EAT Stockholm Food Forum for two days of knowledge sharing

What Does the PREDIMED Trial Retraction & Re-Boot Mean for the Mediterranean Diet?

      A very influential nutrition trial just tanked. It was retracted from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on 13 June, and re-published with new analyses and toned-down conclusions. Both Gina Kolata, writing

New Treatment for Phenylketonuria (PKU) Clears Brain Fog

In the 1959 novella Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (and the 1968 film Charly), 32-year-old Charlie Gordon, a janitor at a New York City bakery, undergoes experimental surgery that has boosted the intelligence of a

Science Twitter and the Secretly Super-rare Saxifragaceae

  Top Image: a figure from “The hidden Heuchera: How science Twitter uncovered a globally imperiled species in Pennsylvania, USA”   During one of the coolest experiences of my PhD, I had the opportunity to work

What does progress look like in global health? 

  Major reforms, new issues, and significant policy pivots were on the agenda for the 71stWorld Health Assembly and the many side events occurring in Geneva last week. Sadly, at the same time, Ebola has reappeared in the

The Foot Bone’s Connected to the Leg Bone

0000-0001-8462-0271   How well do you know your body, inside and out? Appendix to adrenal glands, brain to biceps, cornea to cruciate ligaments–these are all pieces of our anatomy and we all have them. But

Fossil Friday Roundup: June 8, 2018

  Featured Image: Xanthopimpla messelensis, from Spasojevic et al. 2018. Papers (All Open Access): How many landmarks are enough to characterize shape and size variation? (PLOS ONE) How does it feel? The affective domain and undergraduate student