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Research Roundup: Reducing the burden of neglected tropical diseases requires investments in basic research; New partial skeleton of an ancient dolphin found in South Carolina

Research Roundup: Reducing the burden of neglected tropical diseases requires investments in basic research; New partial skeleton of an ancient dolphin found in South Carolina

Reducing the burden of neglected tropical diseases requires investments in basic research Neglected tropical diseases and malaria kill more than 800,000 people annually and create long-term disability in millions more. Developing support measures to tackle these deadly and disabling diseases…
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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 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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