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

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,

Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine: A PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, and PLOS ONE Call for Papers

0000-0002-8715-2896 Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine: A PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology, and PLOS ONE Call for Papers   post-info PLOS Medicine, PLOS Computational Biology and PLOS ONE announce a cross-journal Call for Papers

Using Evidence to Restructure Healthcare: Lessons for US Lawmakers from the UK

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0001-8462-0271 The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really

News & Opinion: New W.H.O. Director General is Dr. Tedros of Ethiopia

0000-0002-8715-2896In this post we offer the latest news on the election of a new Director General for The World Health Organization, beginning with this headline from today’s New York Times; followed by excerpts from a 2016 PLOS

2-24-16 PLOS Medicine AMA Preview: Looking toward the future of diabetes prevention with Dr. Sanjay Basu

Blood-Drop-2-690x320AddThis Sharing Buttons above In advance his PLOS Science Wednesday AMA, Sanjay Basu, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Prevention Research Center, answers questions from PLOS Social Media Associate Sara Kassabian. The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Statement on Data Sharing in Public Health Emergencies

The following is a joint funder/journal statement released today on Data Sharing in Public Health Emergencies. To learn about the special PLOS Zika virus publishing initiative, please read this Speaking of Medicine post. The arguments for

Your Top 15 in ’15: Most popular on PLOS BLOGS Network

thumbnail-690x320By Victoria Costello, PLOS Senior Social Media & Community Editor With 2.3 million visitors reading more than 600 new posts on PLOS BLOGS Network over the past year, this last week of 2015 seems a good

What we can learn from a PLOS Medicine study of antidepressants and violent crime

Update October 1 7:58 PM: note the inaccuracy that I correct in response to a comment by DJ Jaffe, for which I am thankful. An impressively large-scale study published in PLOS Medicine of the association between antidepressants and violent crime … Continue reading »

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2014-2015 PLOS Progress Update Available

Each year PLOS releases a Progress Update, an annual overview of innovations, activities and journal highlights that provide insight into how the organization is moving scientific communication and discovery forward. This year topics include: • Transparent and Continual Assessment Advances … Continue reading »

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Challenges for the Post-2015 Development Era

This article is being cross-listed with the Harvard graduate student publication Signal to Noise, Special Edition on Infectious Disease. Health equity is based on the idea that all lives, anywhere in the world, have equal value. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are … Continue reading »

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