PLoS Medicine

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering the full spectrum of the medical sciences. It began operation on October 19, 2004. It was the second journal of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit open-access publisher. All content in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons "by-attribution" license. To fund the journal, the publication s business model requires in most cases that authors pay publication costs.

Publisher
Public Library of Science
History
2004-present
Website
http://www.plosmedicine.org/
Impact factor
13.050 (2009)

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Vaccination

HPV vaccine has a significant impact even if not universal

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines applied in national vaccination programs protect against most cancers associated with oncogenic, high-risk (hr) HPV types. Two recent studies demonstrate the impact of gender-neutral HPV ...

Oncology & Cancer

Biomarker predicts bowel cancer recurrence

A biomarker in the blood of patients with bowel cancer may provide valuable insight into the risk of cancer relapse after surgery and the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria parasite's partiality for the spleen

The malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax may accumulate in the spleen soon after infection to a greater extent than its better-known relative P. falciparum, according to new research published by John Woodford of the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global costs of Plasmodium vivax malaria estimated for the first time

Plasmodium vivax malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that causes significant morbidity. However, the household and healthcare provider costs of the disease are unknown. A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ...

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