Month: October 2021

Frontiers and the Akershus University Hospital form open access publishing agreementon October 29, 2021 at 9:55 am

October 29, 2021

We are delighted to announce The Akershus University Hospital (Akershus Universitetssykehus) supports their authors in publishing open access. As part of this support, eligible authors from Akershus University Hospital will benefit from a 10% membership discount under the terms of the UNIT Open Access Publishing Framework Agreement. Eligible authors are corresponding authors affiliated with the […]

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For less than $10, anyone can now get up close and explore single cells in VRon October 28, 2021 at 4:00 am

October 28, 2021

By Colm Gorey, Science Communications Manager 3D rendered medically accurate illustration of a cancer cell (not representative of what’s seen using singlecellVR). Image: SciePro/Shutterstock A team of scientists has developed a free, open-access VR program that allows anyone to interact with single-cell datasets using a headset costing less than $10. Previous tools used to view […]

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Waters off French coast in winter may be a deadly trap for small, foraging turtleson October 26, 2021 at 4:00 am

October 26, 2021

By Tania Fitzgeorge-Balfour, Science writer A tracked loggerhead turtle on the beach with satellite tracker attached to its shell. Image: Oceane Cottier Aquarium La Rochelle SAS Turtle habitat boundaries should be updated to include European waters, suggests a new study tracking stranded turtles rescued from the French coast. Their movements after release back into the […]

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Motivation and Drive are the Secret Ingredients on October 25, 2021 at 7:00 am

October 25, 2021

Author: Leticia Nani Silva Professor Ellen Blaak is the chair of the department of Human Biology at Maastricht University in The Netherlands and her research focuses on gut-adipose tissue-muscle metabolism. She is also a member of the Dutch Health Council and advises the government and parliament on public health and medical research matters. Her passion […]

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‘Smart bandage’ may help solve a major problem when treating chronic woundson October 25, 2021 at 4:00 am

October 25, 2021

By Conn Hastings, Science writer A person’s leg wrapped in bandage (not the smart bandage from this research). Image: Nutnaree Saingwongwattana/Shutterstock.com Maintaining optimal moisture levels could be key in allowing chronic wounds to heal. However, clinicians currently have no way to check moisture levels without removing a bandage, potentially disrupting the healing process. A new […]

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Response to “Clinical recommendations for use of lidocaine lubricant during bowel care after spinal cord injury prolong care routines and worsen autonomic dysreflexia: results from a randomized clinical trial” – the authors reply

October 22, 2021

Spinal Cord, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41393-021-00716-3 Response to “Clinical recommendations for use of lidocaine lubricant during bowel care after spinal cord injury prolong care routines and worsen autonomic dysreflexia: results from a randomized clinical trial” – the authors replySpinal Cord, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41393-021-00716-3Response to “Clinical recommendations for use of lidocaine […]

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Dr Nina Hall to lead Frontiers’ Commitments to UN SDG Publishers Compacton October 22, 2021 at 9:17 am

October 22, 2021

Frontiers is pleased to announce that Dr Nina Hall will lead the organization’s commitments to the United Nations SDG Publishers Compact, which it signed up to at the end of last year. Having worked with Frontiers since 2013, Dr. Hall brings considerable strategic experience to the position. Nina has an academic background in marine biology and […]

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When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago? New study may have found clues within antson October 22, 2021 at 4:00 am

October 22, 2021

By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer Image: Yongkiet Jitwattanatam/Shutterstock.com The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Now, a new study has brought us closer to understanding some of its evolution. It shows that human brains decreased in size approximately 3,000 years ago. By studying ants as models to illustrate why brains […]

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Chief Editor of Nanodevices receives 2021 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists for pioneering memristive technologyon October 21, 2021 at 1:38 pm

October 21, 2021

We are proud to announce that Professor Themis Prodromakis, Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Nanotechnology and Specialty Chief Editor for Nanodevices section, has been awarded the 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Category. The award recognizes Prof Prodomakis’ contribution to memristive technology and viable […]

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Frontiers’ Volunteers: Giving Communities Time, Talks and Tarts on October 20, 2021 at 1:28 pm

October 20, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have been at the forefront of community and societal responses. This week, we talk to fellow Fronton Carolina Garcia, who is a journal specialist in the Publishing Development department, about her volunteering work with Be Enriched, an organization that ‘uses food to bring joy and connection to the socially excluded, develop skills in young people, build communities and grow future generations’. […]

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