Author Archives: PLoS Medicine Blog

Expanding the Blue Marble Health Collection

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases co-Editor-in-Chief Peter J Hotez , Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine Larry Peiperl and Editorial Project Manager of PLOS Collections Nathaniel Gore on the latest update to the Blue Marble Health Collection. The

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PLOS Medicine Podcast episode 2: Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe

PLOS Medicine’s Associate Editor Tom McBride interviews Bruce Miller, Guest Editor for our Special Issue on Dementia, in the first of two podcasts. ; Dr. Bruce Miller is the Director of the Memory and Aging Center at

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PLOS Pathogens Bridges Communities with Polymicrobial Research

As PLOS Pathogens announces a call for papers on co- and polymicrobial infections and diseases, the Editorial team highlights the importance of this work to our community. We aim to focus specifically on work that

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Culex Mosquitoes and Zika Virus Infection? Nah.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases co-Editors-in-Chief Peter J Hotez and Serap Aksoy discuss new research reporting that Culex mosquitos apparently cannot transmit Zika. As Zika infects large numbers of immunologically naïve populations in the Americas, significant concern

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Highlighting notable helminth research and a PLOS Science Weds AMA preview for #WormWeek

To many people, worms are considered harmless creatures, if not a little yucky. But don’t be fooled by their small and innocuous size, some worms are parasitic, and are the cause of substantial disability for

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Humanitarian Emergency in Northeast Nigeria

Jean-Hervé Bradol of Médecins Sans Frontières discusses the humanitarian emergency left in the wake of Boko Haram’s occupation of Borno State, Nigeria. Several days ago, I returned from Borno State in northeast Nigeria, where a

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CRISPR Puts Up a Fight Against Persistent Herpesviruses: A Short Animation

A video by Research Square depicts the science behind a PLOS Pathogens research article Since its development, CRISPR technology has been applied a range of scientific inquiries, spanning from the genomic editing of Florida orange

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Perspectives Toward the Elimination of Hepatitis B

Professor Guangxiang (George) Luo discusses recent advances in antiviral drug development and hepatitis B immunization which hold great promise for achieving the WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. The World Health Organization (WHO)

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Week 4 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Richard Turner discusses the fourth and final week of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes. Read about week one Read about week two Read about week three This fourth and ultimate week of PLOS Medicine’s

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Dementia across the lifespan and around the globe—Pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, and…

The PLOS Medicine Editors announce a Special Issue on Dementia to be guest edited by Dr. Carol Brayne and Dr. Bruce Miller. Submissions are now being accepted ahead of the deadline of September 30. PLOS

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Week 3 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

 PLOS Medicine Senior Research Editor Clare Garvey on week three of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes Read about week one Read about week two Week three of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes brings

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Spotlight on Outreach: PLOS NTDs Cohosts International Writing Workshop in Shanghai, China

Serap Aksoy, co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs and Marian Weidner, Senior Publications Assistant,  give an overview of the recent International Writing Workshop As part of the journal’s outreach work, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Editorial Board has

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Week 2 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

Associate Editor Tom McBride discusses the new research and commentary appearing in the second week of PLOS Medicine’s Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes. Each week this July PLOS Medicine will be publishing new perspective and

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Setting a new standard for how we measure global health

Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER) statement and the importance of ensuring accurate and transparent reporting of public health research. New

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