PLOS Biology

Research Roundup: “Spin” prevalent in biomedical research papers; Depression and alcohol problems improved long term with primary care interventions

Research Roundup: “Spin” prevalent in biomedical research papers; Depression and alcohol problems improved long term with primary care interventions

“Spin” prevalent in biomedical research papers A PLOS Biology study which examined 35 published meta-analyses and systematic reviews of spin has found that this science hype is prevalent across biomedical studies. While it was difficult to consistently define spin, the study found…
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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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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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