Finding Value in Null Results

Collection on inconclusive findings and failed replications highlights the importance of publishing all sound science.  

Origami-Based Microscope

Foldscope costs under $1 and assembles in 10 minutes – read this PLOS ONE  Editor favorite with more than 50,000 views.

Engaging Patients in Lab-Based Projects

Innovative program promotes understanding of disease and the research process, while fostering beneficial partnerships. Image credit: Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca, Flickr


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