Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) was founded in 2000 by biomedical scientists Harold E. Varmus, Patrick O. Brown and Michael Eisen for the purpose of granting open access to the public about scientific research papers. An open letter was sent to scientific publishers encouraging them to all distribution of their research literature through an on-line publication like the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central. In response to a less than receptive response, PLOS launched a nonprofit scientific and medical publishing venture in 2003. PLOS articles are available free on-line and appear immediately on the web site for no charge. PLOS received start-up funds from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundations and has received various other foundation endowments for their not for profit enterprise.

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http://www.plos.org/
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Pediatrics

Health and economic benefits of breastfeeding quantified

Breastmilk can promote equitable child health and save health care costs by reducing childhood illnesses and health care utilization in the early years, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Bluetooth tracking devices provide new view into care home quality

Wearable Bluetooth devices can shed light on the care that residents of care homes are receiving and which residents are most in need of social contact, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal ...

Health

What makes a public health campaign successful?

The highest performing countries across public health outcomes share many drivers that contribute to their success. That's the conclusion of a study published May 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Global Public Health by ...

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