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CLB | Dr. John Ioannidis on The Reliability of Biomedical Evidence and How to Improve It On April 2 2013 Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences hosted an afternoon discussion with Dr. John Ioannidis on "The Reliability of Biomedical Evidence and How To Improve It." Dr. Ioannidis is the Professor of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. His 2005 paper in PLoS Medicine "Why most Published Research Findings are False"…

John Ioannidis on Moving Toward Truth in Scientific Research In this short video PLOS author John Ioannidis Professor of Medicine of Health Research and Policy and of Statistics at Stanford University considers how the scientific community can move toward greater truth in published research. Ioannidis is the author of two widely read articles published in PLOS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False This influential article surpassed one million views in April 2014 the first…

Diet Diversity Reduced Diabetes Risk. University of Cambridge researchers reviewed dietary info from over 23,000 adults and found that those who consumed a greater variety of foods fruits, vegetables, and dairy products in their diet had a significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over the following decade. Source: PLOS Medicine, July 2016

from Speaking of Medicine

Dementia across the lifespan and around the globe—Pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, and societal impact: a Call for Papers

The PLOS Medicine Editors announce a Special Issue on Dementia to be guest edited by Dr. Carol Brayne and Dr. Bruce Miller. Submissions are now being accepted ahead of the deadline of September 30. PLOS Medicine, a premier open access medical journal published by PLOS, is now inviting submissions of research papers to be considered for publication in a special issue on the pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, and societal impact of dementia. This special issue, planned for publication in…

Summary of the activity of the most widely used antimalarials throughout the life cycle of Plasmodium. (PLoS Medicine)


According to a recent study on postmenopausal women in the United States (published in PLOS Medicine,, the longer a woman is overweight or obese in adulthood, the greater her risk of cancer over time.

A new study published in PLoS One in December 2014 suggests that administration of cannabidiol (CBD) helps treat Intervertebral Disc Degeneration.