“ Failure is not necessarily bad -it makes you tough and mature scientifically ”
As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we sat down with Associate Faculty Member Priti Agarwal, to learn more about her career highlights, challenges and which female idols inspired her interest in genetics and developmental biology. Priti Agarwal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Mechanobiology Institute, NUS in Singapore. She works with F1000Prime Faculty Member; Ronen Zaidel-Bar in evaluating the literature relevant to their research interests. During her PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Priti developed an interest in the biomechanical signals requir...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: F1000 Faculty Reviews Institutions Source Type: blogs

Promoting Teamwork and Efficiency; the Benefits of F1000Workspace
Hermann Agis is Head of the Competence Center for Tissue Engineering and Cell-Based Therapies, University Clinic of Dentistry, MedUni Vienna. He is also a faculty member of the F1000Prime. He describes his experience using F1000Workspace with his team and their projects. More than just a reference manager I am a biotechnologist working in the field of regenerative dentistry and tissue engineering. I work in a multidisciplinary research team, which includes dentists, medical doctors, biotechnologists and biologists. This diverse research environment has its benefits, but also its challenges. The management of the shared li...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hermann Agis Tags: F1000Workspace Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs

Research FOMO – Do you have it?
If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of research papers published in your field, then you are not alone; data from PubMed suggests that over 3000 articles are published every single day. It’s therefore not surprising that you may be suffering from FOMO – fear of missing out on key research. Isn’t more published research a good thing? Yes, undoubtedly it is! The more research is published the more it encourages conversation within the community, which in turn leads to further advancements in our scientific understanding. However, owing to the sheer amount of research activity that is conducted all o...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Steven Lokwan Tags: Biology Faculty Reviews Researchers Source Type: blogs

“Balance for Better is about Opportunity, Collaboration and Support”
Here at F1000, we talk a lot about the importance of being open; open science, open data, and open research.  We are also open in the way we work, by supporting a workplace which is open to different gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, cultures, religions, disabilities, ethnic origins, and social backgrounds. We asked our team members for their views on what #BalanceforBetter means to them and for the career advice they would offer their younger self. Molly Cranston, Senior Associate Editor: What does #BalanceforBetter mean to you and why is it important for open research? #BalanceforBetter means being ...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 8, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: F1000 Source Type: blogs

Better the Balance, Better the World, Better the Science
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, which encourages a more gender-balanced world to drive change and progress. This extends to science and research, statistics from WISE stated that since 2011, there has been a year on year increase in the number of women in core STEM occupations. We need to continue this good work, and head for a future where women feel more empowered and supported to enter a career in science.  To mark the day,  we spoke to Rupshi Mitra, Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and author of a paper published on F...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 8, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Rupshi Mitra Tags: F1000 Source Type: blogs

Creating an Inclusive Research Landscape
An opinion article recently published in the Science Policy Research gateway on F1000Research covers the outcomes from an invitation-only workshop entitled “Imagining Tomorrow’s University.”  The NIH- and NSF-funded workshop brought together early career researchers, university leaders, funding agencies, and eleven organizers and other stakeholders to launch a new dialog around open research –  the current status, opportunities for advancement, challenges that limit sharing, and how universities should adapt to this new landscape.   In this Q&A, we catch up with the article author...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: Faculty Reviews Source Type: blogs

Drum roll please … presenting this year ’ s winners of our F1000Prime Awards
Throughout the year our Faculty works tirelessly to ensure we never miss a notable article to help us stay on top of the literature. Therefore, each year it’s fitting that we recognise their valuable work by way of two types of award, namely our AFM Travel Grant Awards and Faculty Member of the Year Awards. Whist, of course, we are grateful for all of the contributions each and every member of the F1000Prime Faculty makes, these awards acknowledge those who have made extraordinary contributions and whose recommendations have proved particularly popular and engaging throughout the year. Thank you very much to our enti...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 1, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Steven Lokwan Tags: F1000 Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs

“ Oncology is a very dynamic specialty and is of the utmost importance ”
Can you tell us a little bit about your work and current research? To tell you about my work as a specialist in Medical Oncology, I must first briefly present the situation in Romania. Unfortunately, in Romania, a medical oncologist must overcome many difficulties. As a resident, you become a specialist in medical oncology following 5 years of specialization in the field and an examination. Then, after another 5 years, you will specialize in medical oncology and receive the title of “Primary Doctor” (this is the highest professional degree in medical care, in other words: Senior Medical Oncologist). Unfortunate...
Source: Naturally Selected - February 28, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: F1000 Institutions Source Type: blogs

Open Access with F1000: new horizons for scholarly publishing
Max Planck Society affiliated authors can publish their articles on F1000Research free of charge. Liz Allen, Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000, and Vicky Hellon, Publishing Editor at F1000, talk about our publishing model and how this can help Max Planck researchers by making their research as discoverable, accessible and useable as possible. F1000 counts itself among publishing pioneers who are today offering an alternative, more radical approach to publishing research findings. Launched in 2013, F1000Research was designed to remove unnecessary barriers and delays that researchers face when sharing their research...
Source: Naturally Selected - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Liz Allen and Vicky Hellon Tags: Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs

No More Paywalls For Charity-funded Research
In this Q&A, Ms Bogna Drozdowska, PhD student, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Dr Terry Quinn joint Chief Scientist Officer and Stroke Association Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow and Bernadett Tildy, Research Awards Officer, The Stroke Association discuss how AMRC Open Research will help maximise the visibility of Stroke Association-funded research. Can you tell us a little bit about your work? BT: There are currently 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Our vision is of a worl...
Source: Naturally Selected - February 25, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Bernadett Tildy, Bogna Drozdowska and Terry Quinn Tags: Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs

While you should be doing something else…The procrastination battle
(Note: the author has done extensive research and tested all methods below in the process of writing this blog. Therefore this blog actually made it out in February as opposed to some time later this year… ) Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - February 17, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Maaike Pols Tags: Community Life Opinion Source Type: blogs

Beyond authorship: recognising the contributions to research
Original research articles with one author – particularly in the life sciences – are increasingly rare, and the concept of ‘authorship’ in science has become outdated. Adopting a simple taxonomy of terms to describe the contributions to a published work … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - February 10, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Liz Allen Tags: Community Metrics Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

F1000Workspace now integrated with Google Docs
This blog post was co-written by Michael Markie (Associate Publisher at F1000Research) and Joao Peres (Product Manager at F1000). We are very excited to announce that F1000Workspace is now compatible with Google Docs. This is something our development team have worked hard on implementing over the past few months and we believe it offers significant improvements for the efficiency and flow of writing scientific papers and grant proposals directly in the browser. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - February 8, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Michael Markie Tags: Development F1000 F1000Workspace New Features Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Bev Acreman Is Appointed Commercial Director of F1000
We’re pleased to announce that Bev Acreman has been appointed Commercial Director of F1000. Bev, who will take up the post at the beginning of April, was formerly Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Open Research, at Springer Nature – … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 27, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Kinga Hosszu Tags: Communication News Press Releases Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Announcing the F1000 Specialist of the Year 2015
It’s award season again! And that means it’s time to announce the F1000 Specialist of the Year 2015. Last year was extremely busy for many of our F1000 Specialists, which made the decision even harder than in 2014. After a … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 27, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Kinga Hosszu Tags: Community F1000 Awards F1000 Specialists Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

F1000 Faculty win top prizes in Israel and Germany
The Wolf Prize in Israel and the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize in Germany are both prestigious awards that are sometimes used as indicators of potential future chances of a Nobel Prize. We’re therefore very proud to find F1000 … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 20, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Awards/honors Faculty Members Source Type: blogs

F1000Workspace updates, including direct submission to F1000Research
We regularly add new features to F1000Workspace – some big, some small. Here is a list of some of the updates to F1000Workspace in the last few months: Proxy support: If you access journal articles off-campus with a proxy, this … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 15, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: F1000Workspace New Features Source Type: blogs

Austin Hughes
We’re sad to mark the death of Austin Hughes, who had been Faculty Member of the F1000 Immunology Faculty since 2003. Hughes was Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina, and a week before his death on … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 12, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Immunology Obituary Source Type: blogs

Helmut Schwilden
With regret, we received notice of the death of Helmut Schwilden, Section Head for Technology & Monitoring in Anesthesiology. Schwilden was Professor Extraordinarius at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg, and joined F1000 in 2008. In his obituary in the Frankfurter Allgemeine, his … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 12, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Anesthesiology & Pain Management Obituary Source Type: blogs

Top honors for our Faculty
It was a great start to the new year for some of our Faculty, whose work was recognized by none other than Queen Elizabeth II or President Obama. Georgina Mace (Faculty Member in Conservation & Restoration Ecology) was named Dame … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 5, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Awards/honors Ecology Faculty Faculty Members Gastroenterology & Hepatology Neurological disorders News Source Type: blogs

Happy holidays from F1000!
2015 has been another exciting year at F1000. We launched F1000Workspace, the paper-writing and collaboration tool, in May and, by November, over 1 million references had already been uploaded onto the service. Rebecca Lawrence was announced Managing Director in November, … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - December 23, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

Female arousal, marijuana vs fertility, and dystrophy mystery: the F1000 social media round up
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - December 18, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

Featured F1000 Specialists – December 2015
Jabir Mohamed and Jastaran (Jasty) Singh are graduate students at the University of Toronto, and both became F1000 Specialists earlier this year. Here they share what they’ve been doing since then, and their plans for 2016! If you’d like to … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - December 16, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: F1000 Specialists Source Type: blogs

Honeybee dreams, infancy asthma risk, and pseudo-profound bullshit: social media round up
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - December 11, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

Human facial features, peanut allergies, and language processing in the blind: This week’s social media roundup
What makes us look like humans? An analysis of how the Homo sapiens cranial features were acquired. https://t.co/Rgwu4IFiVX — F1000 (@F1000) November 30, 2015 Food for thought: increased peanut allergen exposure through atopic dermatitis may lead to sensitization & allergy. … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - December 4, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

10 things you’ll love about F1000Workspace
With over a million reference uploads and a recent mention in a Nature article, F1000Workspace is being used by thousands of biomedical researchers. Here’s 10 top reasons why: 1. Designed for scientists F1000Workspace was designed and tailored for biomedical scientists … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - December 1, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Development F1000Workspace Technology Source Type: blogs

Unwanted gift from dad, the power of the dark side, and my cup runneth over: the F1000 social media round up
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 27, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

One million references saved to F1000Workspace
Since we launched F1000Workspace earlier this year, thousands of researchers and clinicians have signed up for our suite of tools to help them keep track of the articles they’ve read, discover new articles, collaborate with co-workers and write their articles. … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 26, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: F1000Workspace Press Releases Source Type: blogs

Paolo Bianco
We are sad to mark the passing of Paolo Bianco, Faculty Member in Rheumatology. Professor Bianco was a Pathologist and Professor of Pathology at the Sapienza University of Roma in Italy, and well known for his work in stem cells, … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 25, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Obituary Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Source Type: blogs

In the beginning was RNA, mushroom rainmakers, and sock on the doorknob… F1000’s social media round up
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 20, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

Rebecca Lawrence appointed F1000’s Managing Director
We at F1000 are pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Lawrence as Managing Director. Rebecca was previously Managing Director of F1000Research, the open science publishing platform of F1000. During the 6 years Rebecca has worked at F1000, she has … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 19, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Behind the scenes Open Science Press Releases Source Type: blogs

2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry
Nadrian ‘Ned’ Seeman, professor of chemistry at New York University and Section Head of F1000’s Biomimetic Chemistry Section has won the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry. The Franklin Institutue has the aim of preserving Benjamin Franklin’s legacy by recognizing … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 18, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Awards/honors Source Type: blogs

Featured F1000 Specialist – November 2015
Shang Su is the F1000 Specialist Contact at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has found a number of ways to reach out to the research community there, which you can read about in the interview below. If you’d like to … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 17, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Community F1000 Specialists Source Type: blogs

Flame on, safety in numbers and the traitor within… our social media round up
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 13, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

Harold Varmus appointed Chairman of International Advisory Board
We’re pleased to announce that Nobel Laureate and former NIH Director Harold Varmus has been appointed as Chairman of F1000’s International Advisory Board. The International Advisory Board advises F1000 on broad policy issues and on our development of new products … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 10, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Behind the scenes F1000 Faculty Faculty Members New Members Source Type: blogs

Sleep and exercise in humans, and sex-specific behavior in worms: social media roundup
How much sleep do we really need? Analysis of 3 pre-industrial hunter-gatherer societies may provide some answers https://t.co/BtFweCj56i — F1000 (@F1000) November 3, 2015 Exercise at a molecular level: human skeletal muscle phosphoproteome reveals an extensive exercise signaling network https://t.co/TeW4DfygQt … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - November 6, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

Sweet deception, the eternal nature vs nurture debate, and feeling your age: social media round up
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 30, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

David Karl wins 2015 Balzan Prize in Oceanography
Many congratulations to Ecology Section Head David Karl, who recently a Balzan prize in Oceanography. Prof. Karl is the Professor of Oceanography at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, and Head of F1000’S Ecosystem … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 29, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Awards/honors Faculty Members Source Type: blogs

Nigel Clarke
We are sad to mark the passing of Nigel Clarke, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and F1000 Faculty Member in the Neurological Disorders Faculty. Nigel was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June 2014 and, sadly, passed away … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 28, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Faculty Members Obituary Source Type: blogs

Michael Kilby
With regret, we mark the death of Michael Kilby, Faculty Member in the Infectious Diseases Faculty. Kilby was the chief of the Division for Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a renowned clinician in the field … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 28, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Faculty Members Obituary Source Type: blogs

Fish fingers, walk of shame and conscious uncoupling: social media round up
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 23, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

An itch for all seasons, the harmonious human and clone wars
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 16, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

An itch for all season, the harmonious human and clone wars
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 16, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

Featured F1000 Specialist – October 2015
Rachel Moore is a postdoc at King’s College London. Being local to our London office, where most of F1000’s developers work, Rachel had the unique opportunity to help us test and develop F1000Workspace from the very early stages. This interview … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 15, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: F1000 Specialists F1000Workspace Source Type: blogs

Toxin sensing by C. difficile, tRNA precursors and the illusion of the Internet
The toxic avenger? Inhibition of C. difficile quorum sensing may provide a new non-antibiotic treatment avenue http://t.co/zZdL7YLEyn — F1000 (@F1000) October 7, 2015 Cinderella story: tRNA precursor believed rubbish is actually irreplaceable component of gene regulation machinery http://t.co/9dFrtzYCaL — F1000 … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 9, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eva Amsen Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

William Paul: tributes from the F1000 Faculty
We marked the sad passing of William E Paul in September – a leader in the field of Immunology and a Section Head of the ‘Allergy & Hypersensitivity’ in our Immunology Faculty. Since then, we’ve received many tributes from members … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 7, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Obituary Source Type: blogs

Shopping for species, chewing microbes and futile encounters of the inefficient enzyme
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 2, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

MacArthur ‘genius grants’ 2015
We’re pleased to announce that Beth Stevens, Neuroscience Faculty Member, has won a MacArthur grant and was inducted into the 2015 MacArthur fellowship. The MacArthur grants are often termed ‘genius grants’, and awardees receive $625,000 over five years. Stevens, an … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - October 1, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Awards/honors Neurological disorders Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Fitness vs functioning, and boot camp & gaming for stroke patients
The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 social media feeds this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - September 25, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Tweet stuff Source Type: blogs

William E. Paul
We were sad to learn that William E. Paul, Section Head for the Allergy & Hypersensitivity Section in the Immunology Faculty, passed away last week with acute myeloid leukemia. Dr Paul, who worked for the National Institute of Allergy and … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - September 25, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Adie Chan Tags: Faculty Members Obituary Source Type: blogs