News tagged with plos biology
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Lund University, Sweden, have bioengineered a novel molecule which has been proven to successfully kill tumour cells.
Cancer May 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children's brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to a common species of bacteria as an important contributor to bacterial vaginosis, a condition linked to preterm ...
Medical research Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new study from investigators at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) finds that elicitation of the relaxation response ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A hallmark of the individual is the cultivation of personal interests, but for some people, their intellectual pursuits might actually be genetically predetermined. Survey results published by Princeton University researchers ...
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 26, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (9) | 0 |
Stress has long been pegged as the enemy of attention, disrupting focus and doing substantial damage to working memory—the short-term juggling of information that allows us to do all the little things that make us productive.
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) have found a small population of neurons that is involved in measuring time, which is a process that has traditionally been difficult ...
Neuroscience Oct 30, 2012 | 4 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Defective viruses, thought for decades to be essentially garbage unrelated to the transmission of normal viruses, now appear able to play an important role in the spread of disease, new ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this ...
Cancer Aug 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Since the 1960s, when the defoliant Agent Orange was widely used in Vietnam, military, industry and environmental groups have debated the toxicity of its main ingredient, the chemical dioxin, and how it should be regulated.
Medical research Sep 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Despite a century of research, memory encoding in the brain has remained mysterious. Neuronal synaptic connection strengths are involved, but synaptic components are short-lived while memories last lifetimes. ...
Neuroscience Mar 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease that is safer to produce and easier to store has been developed by scientists from the University of Oxford and The Pirbright Institute.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In 1906, when Alois Alzheimer discovered the neurodegenerative disease that would later be named for him, he saw amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles inside the brain. Several decades later, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Examining a case study of near-death experiences for six healthy men who volunteered to test an experimental drug in London has yielded important insights into potentially deadly over-reactions ...
Immunology Mar 19, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
When Charles Darwin first sketched how species evolved by natural selection, he drew what looked like a tree. The diagram started at a central point with a common ancestor, then the lines spread apart as ...
Genetics Jan 09, 2013 | 4 / 5 (6) | 1 |
PLoS Biology is an American scientific journal covering the full spectrum of the biological sciences that began operation on October 13, 2003.
It was the first journal of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) a non-profit organization which releases scientific content under open access terms. All content in PLoS Biology is published under the Creative Commons "by-attribution" license, abbreviated CCAL. To fund the journal, the publication's business model requires that, in most cases, authors will pay publication costs.
In addition to research articles, PLoS Biology publishes online e-letters in which the readers provide their comments to the articles.
The impact factor of PLoS Biology for 2007, as calculated by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), was 13.5. To put this in context, it is the highest-ranked of all journals in the ISI category 'Biology'.
The current Academic Editor in Chief is Jonathan Eisen from U. C. Davis.
For more information about PLoS Biology, read the full article at
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