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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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What’s with these Vector-borne Neglected Tropical Diseases?

Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, co-Editors in Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diaseases, contemplate the recent rises in various vector-borne NTDs around the world In 2013 both chikungunya and Zika virus infection are believed to have first

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Week 1 of the Diabetes Prevention Special Issue

PLOS Medicine Senior Research Editor Clare Garvey previews the first week of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes, which includes research and commentary on the global burden of diabetes, taxes on energy-dense foods, the benefits of home-cooked

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Ending Tuberculosis in Afghanistan: working together towards a common goal

Mohammad Razi discusses the fight against TB in Afghanistan and the need to  focus on new shorter treatment for MDR TB through involvement of all healthcare providers Afghanistan is one of 22 countries with a high

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Catching up with the Authors: Aurélie Jeandron and Ayse Ercumen on Clean Water Supply in the…

Last October PLOS Medicine published two research articles from separate groups investigating the association between continuous clean water supply and waterborne diseases.  Aurélie Jeandron and colleagues found that interruptions to the piped water supply to Ulvira, a

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PLOS Medicine Podcast episode 1: The Actionable Cancer Genome

PLOS Medicine’s Senior Research Editor Clare Garvey interviews Elaine Mardis and Marc Ladanyi, Guest Editors for our Special Issue on the Actionable Cancer Genome ; Elaine Mardis is co-Director of the McDonnell Genome Institute and Robert E. and

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Hunting for Huntington’s Disease Treatments in the New Millennium

Karen Ring, of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, gives an update from the HD CARE symposium at UC Irvine. “Over the next five to ten years, we want to make Huntington’s disease an increasingly

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Health in Flight: Medicine and Migration at the MSF Scientific Days

Rebecca Lockhart, PLOS Medicine Publications Assistant, reflects on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Scientific Days 2016. At this year’s annual scientific conference held by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) the dominant theme was clear from the programme

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A Conference without Borders: MSF Scientific Days 2016

Paul Simpson, Deputy Editor of PLOS Medicine, looks forward to this year’s Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Days One of the highlights of my year is to attend the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Scientific Days, a conference

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The Alzheimer Disease International Conference 2016 – “Think Global, Act Local”

Members of the World Young Leaders in Dementia reflect on the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference. The Alzheimer Disease International Conference 2016 (ADI 2016) took place in Budapest (22 – 21 April 2016) and was open

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