PLoS Biology

Medical research

Bone marrow may be the missing piece of the fertility puzzle

A woman's bone marrow may determine her ability to start and sustain a pregnancy, report Yale researchers in PLOS Biology. The study shows that when an egg is fertilized, stem cells leave the bone marrow and travel via the ...

Neuroscience

Switching on one-shot learning in the brain

Most of the time, we learn only gradually, incrementally building connections between actions or events and outcomes. But there are exceptions—every once in a while, something happens and we immediately learn to associate ...

Neuroscience

Brain activity map reveals how infant vision develops

Visual functions, such as the perception of motion direction, start to develop soon after birth and continue to mature over time as infants gain more experience with the world. However, direct evidence of how this maturation ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tumour suppressor genes curb growth in neighbouring cells

Researchers at IRB Barcelona unravel a role for tumour suppressor genes in restricting the growth of neighbouring cell populations. The study, published yesterday in PloS Biology, might have implications for understanding ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to wipe out polio and prevent its reemergence

Public health officials stand poised to eliminate polio from the planet. But a new study shows that the job won't be over when the last case of the horrible paralytic disease is recorded.

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