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Tessa Gregory

Tessa is the Journal Media Manager at PLOS. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Rhetoric and Music. She can be reached by email at tgregory@plos.org and on Twitter at @tessagregs.
Research Roundup: Open Science advocate urges universities to support open research; Oysters close their shells when exposed to low-frequency sounds

Research Roundup: Open Science advocate urges universities to support open research; Oysters close their shells when exposed to low-frequency sounds

Open Science advocate urges universities to support open research A new Perspective recently published in PLOS Biology argues that universities should actively support the sharing of educational resources. Erin McKiernan from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México outlines why researchers…
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Research Round-Up: Tardigrades’ genes help them survive extreme conditions; Women and children also exposed to hunting-related pathogens; Isotopes in Neolithic cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies

Research Round-Up: Tardigrades’ genes help them survive extreme conditions; Women and children also exposed to hunting-related pathogens; Isotopes in Neolithic cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies

Tardigrades’ genes help them survive extreme conditions Tardigrades are microscopic animals that can withstand complete dehydration, resurrecting years later when water is again available. To investigate the genes underlying their extraordinary ability to survive in extreme conditions, researchers analyzed the…
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