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Beth Baker (née Jones)

Beth works at PLOS as Journal Media Manager. She read Natural Sciences, specializing in Pathology, at the University of Cambridge before joining PLOS in 2013. She feels fortunate to be able to read and write about the exciting new research published by PLOS.
Research Round-Up: First Chikungunya-infected mosquito found in Brazil; Coronary artery disease genes may aid childbearing; Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely

Research Round-Up: First Chikungunya-infected mosquito found in Brazil; Coronary artery disease genes may aid childbearing; Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely

Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely among individuals and between age groups Our circadian systems synchronize with light and darkness in the environment, giving rise to chronotypes: individual rhythms in physiology, cognition and behavior. In a new PLOS ONE study, researchers analyzed…
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Research Round-Up: H7N9 bird flu mutations could enable spread between humans; New Brazilian species of ancient carnivorous mammal-like reptile; Genetic variants linked to higher BMI may protect against Parkinson’s

Research Round-Up: H7N9 bird flu mutations could enable spread between humans; New Brazilian species of ancient carnivorous mammal-like reptile; Genetic variants linked to higher BMI may protect against Parkinson’s

H7N9 bird flu mutations could enable spread between humans In a new PLOS Pathogens study, researchers analyzed genome mutations that could occur in the H7N9 strain of avian influenza, which occasionally infects individual people but does not spread between humans.…
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Research Roundup: Sanitation access linked to child health; Female Steller sea lions breed at their birthplaces; New tool automatically identifies overdue datasets

Research Roundup: Sanitation access linked to child health; Female Steller sea lions breed at their birthplaces; New tool automatically identifies overdue datasets

Sanitation access linked to child health Around 1 billion people lack basic sanitation access, such as latrines, subjecting them to increased fecal contamination. This increases the risk of transmission of diseases, including parasitic worms. A meta-analysis of health survey data…
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