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PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science

... PLoS has taken a close look at the way scientific...

Biosensor sniffs out explosives

Temple University School of Medicine researchers have developed a new biosensor that sniffs out explosives and could one day be used to detect landmines and deadly agents, such as sarin gas, according to a paper in the June issue of Nature Chemical Biology. ... To create the biosensor, Danny Dhanasekaran and colleagues genetically engineered a yeast strain with mammalian (rat) olfactory signa...

Battlefield and terrorist explosions pose new health risks

... Dr. Zengfa Gu, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Md., reached that conclusion based on experiments with laboratory rats that were exposed to the toxic gas. Gu explained that previous research showed that chronic exposur...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

... The Great Salmon Run: Competition Between Wild and Farmed Salmon, released by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network of World Wildlife Fund and IUCN-the World Conservation Union identifies two important trends that have remade the salmon industry in the last 25 years: farmed salmon has grown from just two percent of the world supply in 1980 to 65 percent in 2004. About three-f...

Detecting explosives with honeybees

... By studying bee behavior and testing and improving on technologies already on the market, Los Alamos scientists develope...

Embryo fossils reveal animal complexity 10 million years before Cambrian Explosion

... The researchers from the U.S., U.K., China, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia report the first direct evidence that primitive animals 550 million years ago were capa...

Breast cancer genetics and more -- press release from PLoS Medicine

PLEASE MENTION THE OPEN-ACCESS JOURNAL PLoS MEDICINE ( ) AS THE SOURCE FOR THESE ARTICLES AND PROVIDE A LINK TO THE FREELY-AVAILABLE TEXT. THANK YOU. ...... All works published in PLoS Medicine are open access. Everything is immediately available without cost to anyone, anywhere--to read, download, redistribute, include in databases, and otherwise use--subject only to the condition that the origi...

Public Library of Science announces PLoS ONE: A new approach to open-access publishing

San Francisco, CA; June 7, 2006 The Internet-fueled reinvention of the scientific journal took an important step forward with the announcement of PLoS ONE, a pioneering system for the publication and creative use of scientific and medical knowledge. PLoS ONE is the latest innovation from the Public Library of Science, a non-profit organization making the world's research literature a freely avai...

On World Diabetes Day, Joslin President warns of explosion in diabetes and its complications

BOSTON -- On Monday, Nov. 14 -- World Diabetes Day -- on the heels of new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which show an alarming 14 percent increase in the number of people with diabetes in the U.S. in the past two years alone, Joslin Diabetes Center President C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., warns of a coming "explosion" in diabetes and its complications unless action is taken...

Fast, accurate detection of explosives on airport luggage possible

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Fast, highly reliable detection of residues that could indicate the presence of explosives and other hazardous materials inside luggage is now possible with technology under development at Purdue University.... ...A research team led by R. Graham Cooks has found a way to determine the presence on a surface of trace quantities of chemicals - such as those found in biological...

The first impact factor for PLoS Biology 13.9

San Francisco, CA; June 27, 2005 - The open-access journal among the most highly cited journals in the life sciences. This is an outstanding statistic for a journal less than two years old, from a new publisher promoting a new business model that supports open access to the scientific and medical literature.... ...An impact factor of 13.9 places Proceedings of t...

NJIT plastics expert who develops safer explosives for soldiers gets honor

Costas G. Gogos, PhD, a research professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received last week the highest honor the international award--from the Society of Plastics Engineers. The honor recognizes a lifetime of accomplishment in polymer processing. The society represents more than 30,000 plastics engineers in more than 75 countries. ...... Gogos is the co-author of the definitive...
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