Latest PLoS Biology Stories
An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer.
Malaria parasites evolving in vaccinated laboratory mice become more virulent, according to research at Penn State University.
Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone.
Amyloid fibers in the brain are a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, for which there are no effective treatments.
A group of Spanish researchers has discovered a new function of the neurotransmitter dopamine in controlling sleep regulation. Dopamine acts in the pineal gland, which is central to dictating the 'circadian rhythm' in humans—the series of biological processes that enables brain activity to adapt to the time of the day (that is, light and dark cycles).
Twenty years ago, world leaders met at the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and agreed that rising income inequality, environmental destruction, and unchecked human population growth called for a radical shift in how nations approach economic development.
New research shows how bacteria evolve to increase ecosystem functioning by recycling each others waste.
The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public.
Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person.
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a protein that transports sodium, potassium and chloride may hold clues to how glioblastoma, the most common and deadliest type of brain cancer, moves and invades nearby healthy brain tissue.
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