Imperial College

Spark a Discussion

At the Guardian, Imperial College's Stephen Curry writes that preprint servers can help researchers discuss their work.

The researchers used a network-based approach to uncover a gene that regulates an epilepsy-related gene network and that may be a possible treatment target.

The new partners will each contribute £40 million in the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, bringing the total committed funding for the planned London institute to £700 million ($1.14 billion).

Based on genetic data on more than 500 Plasmodium falciparum isolates from around the world, an international research group has concluded that the malaria parasite likely migrated with humans from Africa around 60,000 to 80,000 years ago

In the second phase, 10 of 17 labs were able to generate gel images that fell within a 95-percent confidence level in an inter-laboratory study. As a result, the methods developed in both phases of the campaign, called Fixing Proteomics, now serve as standards by which proteomics researchers using 2D gels can benchmark themselves.

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.