Q&A with Raychelle Burks, Reviewing Editor of Experimental Results, Chemistry Section

This is the first of a series of interviews with people involved with our new Open Access journal, Experimental Results – a forum for short research papers from experimental disciplines across Science, Technology and Medicine, providing authors with an outlet for rapid publication of small chunks of research findings with maximum visibility.…


Linking pig and human gut health

On behalf of the scientific and organising commitees of the 14th International Symposium of the Digestive Physiology of Pigs, we are delighted to introduce this Special Topic: Digestive Physiology of Pigs 2018 in animal.


Heterogeneity in helminth infections: factors influencing aggregation in a simple host-parasite system

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is Heterogeneity in helminth infections: factors influencing aggregation in a simple host–parasite system Parasitic worms are rarely distributed randomly or uniformly in populations of their hosts.  Typically, parasites are unequally distributed with a majority of hosts infected by few or no parasites while a minority carry many parasites.  This heterogeneity has wide-ranging implications: for instance, the small proportion of heavy infections are responsible for the major share of total parasite reproduction and these hosts suffer greatest pathology.  By contrast, the majority of hosts with low worm burdens make little contribution to transmission and experience little harm.  Thus, control strategies to reduce disease in human and animal populations are most effective when directed selectively at the subset of high worm burdens.…


MRS Bulletin Editor Gopal R. Rao Named AAAS Fellow

The Materials Research Society (MRS) congratulates  MRS Bulletin Editor Gopal R Rao, recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).…


Selecting a Data Repository: Criteria that Matter

We’re asking for your input on criteria for selecting data repositories — Where should I publish my research data? Sometimes there’s an obvious answer to this question.…


Appalachia and Laudato Si’: Developing the Connection between the Poor and the Environment

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis writes that the poor and the environment are connected. The poor suffer physically from environmental degradation and cry out along with the earth, and those with power must heed their cry. An examination of the Appalachian region and its people reveals that each of these three themes needs some development


Smits wins 2020 Batchelor Prize

The Batchelor Prize for 2020 is awarded to Professor Alexander J Smits, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University


Understanding the Complexity of Environmental Law

Environmental goals are pursued in increasingly complex legal ways that defy our usual approaches to teaching and researching environmental law in siloes.…