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05/25/2017

ten simple rules paper

Ten simple rules for surviving an interdisciplinary PhD


An interdisciplinary PhD is a great chance for students to pursue novel research, a range of different career paths, and a stimulating intellectual life. However, these benefits are often accompanied by additional academic and logistical challenges. The ten simple rules presented here by Demharter et al. aim to provide guidelines that will enable PhD candidates to maximise the benefits of interdisciplinary research whilst minimising any burdens.

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Ten simple rules for surviving an interdisciplinary PhD

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05/25/2017

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An agent-based model of leukocyte transendothelial migration during atherogenesis

Atherosclerosis affects millions of people and is characterized by a maladaptive build-up of fatty material, leukocytes, and extracellular matrix inside the artery wall. Bhui and Hayenga develop an agent-based model capable of integrating cell behaviors and hemodynamic properties as this plaque grows, and identified crucial lumen volumes that give rise to favorable conditions for rapid plaque growth.

An agent-based model of leukocyte transendothelial migration during atherogenesis

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05/11/2017

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Transcriptomics technologies

Transcriptomics has revolutionised our understanding of how genomes are expressed. New technologies have redefined what it is possible to investigate, and integration with other omics technologies is giving an increasingly integrated view of the complexities of cellular life. In this Topic PageLowe et al. detail the history and development of transcriptomics technologies. View the Wikipedia version here.

Transcriptomics technologies

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05/24/2017

plos science wednesday

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PLOS Pathogens authors Hui and Jessica discuss their recent discovery that oral streptococci may protect the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients from the deadly pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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