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It’s Past Time for a More Holistic Response to Malaria

On World Malaria Day 2016, Estrella Lasry of Médecins Sans Frontières calls for a more holistic approach if we are to make more than a dent in the malaria burden in areas most difficult to

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World Health Day 2016: “Beat Diabetes”

This World Health Day the theme is “Beat Diabetes”, the PLOS Medicine editors are excited for the upcoming Special Issue on Diabetes Prevention. It’s World Health Day 2016, and this year’s theme is “Beat Diabetes”. The

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Translating the Cancer Genome—Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment: a Call for Papers

The PLOS Medicine Editors announce a Special Issue on Cancer Genomics to be guest edited by Dr. Elaine Mardis and Dr. Marc Ladanyi. Submissions are now being accepted ahead of the deadline of July 8.

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Reflections from Haiti-2016

PLOS Pathogens Editor-in-Chief Grant McFadden reflects on his recent trip to Haiti as part of a volunteer medical team. On his 3rd journey to the underprivileged country, Dr. McFadden transmits a positive message, noting a decrease in

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Tackling tuberculosis: New models for an old disease

On World TB Day, Lucy Bell, from University College London, explores the research which has driven forward our understanding of TB today, and how cutting-edge research techniques are suggesting new strategies for TB treatment. Each

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis: Not just a precursor to the post-antibiotic apocalypse

On World TB Day, Jay Achar(@dr_jay_a) of Médecins Sans Frontières (@MSFSci) highlights the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis and calls for improved access to effective new drug regimens. In 2015, the world woke up to the

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International Women’s Day: Women’s health research in PLOS Medicine

On International Women’s Day 2016, PLOS Medicine takes a look at some recent articles covering on women’s health topics. Research in our January issue from our Specialty Consulting Editor Alex Tsai and colleagues demonstrates a bidirectional link

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A Tribute to Anton JM de Craen; “Veni, Vidi, Vici”

Colleagues of the late Anton de Craen remember his remarkable but too brief career. In January the Geriatric Medicine community lost one of its most devoted and beloved scientists; Anton JM de Craen (Sep 1966

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

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) is growing globally, with

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Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

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The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS

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Be Heard: PLOS BLOGS Reader Survey

PLOS serves its authors and readers through its suite of journals, community sites, social media and network of over 20 blogs. Your opinion is now sought to help PLOS shape the future of The PLOS

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Mycetoma: The PLOS NTDs Collection

Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, co-editors-in-chief of PLOS NTDs, announce a new collection of research on Mycetoma, an “honorary” NTD. Mycetoma is a serious and debilitating condition that meets all of the criteria we ordinarily

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The Future of Diabetes Prevention: A Call for Papers

The PLOS Medicine Editors announce a summer Special Issue on Diabetes Prevention to be guest edited by Prof. Nick Wareham and Prof. William Herman. Submissions are now being accepted ahead of the deadline of March

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Will Zika become the 2016 NTD of the Year?

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs) co-Editors-in-Chief Peter J Hotez and Serap Aksoy discuss the threat of zika virus spread throughout the Americas and call for zika virus researchers to submit their research to PLOS NTDs

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