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15 May 2013
F1000Research aims to reduce publication bias
Open Access life sciences journal, F1000Research, makes a stand to reduce positive bias in the publication record, urging scientists to publish all valid results, including negative and null findings.
23 April 2013
Use of psychedelic drugs remains prevalent in the United States
An article published in F1000Research, and approved for indexing in PubMed and other major bibliographical databases, estimates that there were approximately 32 million users of psychedelic drugs in the United States in 2010.
22 April 2013
F1000Research Provides Researchers with Fast and Transparent Science Publishing Model
F1000Research, an Open Access life-sciences journal launched in January 2013, has pioneered a uniquely fast and transparent Open Science Publishing model enabling research papers to be published within a week. After analyzing its first few months, F1000Research shares that on average, articles go live within seven days of acceptance, with 35% of those published within four days or less.
04 March 2013
Winners of the 2012 F1000Prime Faculty Member of the Year Awards
To celebrate the dedication of the F1000Prime Faculty in recommending papers of special importance across biology and medicine, Faculty of 1000 is delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 Faculty Member of the Year Awards.
04 February 2013
Defying the laws of Mendelian inheritance
Two articles published in F1000Research support controversial claims that could redefine what we know about Mendelian inheritance in single Arabidopsis thaliana plants.
14 January 2013
F1000Research articles will be listed in PubMed, and deposited in PubMed Central
F1000Research, the first Open Science publisher, announces that articles published in its innovative publishing system will be listed in PubMed, the world's largest and most-used biomedical literature database.
11 January 2013
Cannabis use and the increased risk of psychosis: the debate continues
Two articles published today in F1000 Medicine Reports take a collaborative approach to argue the case for and against the link between cannabis use and psychotic illness.
11 January 2013
Protein recognition and disorder: a debate.
Two articles published today in F1000 Biology Reports debate whether protein recognition can occur in the absence of stable structure.
08 January 2013
F1000Research, the first Open Science publisher, launches following a successful beta testing phase
F1000Research comes out of beta today, launching on a new publishing platform.
16 July 2012
First articles now live on F1000 Research
Faculty of 1000 (F1000) announces the publication of initial articles on F1000 Research, the innovative open access publishing program in biology and medicine. These articles also feature a novel inline data viewer, and a new method of article citation.
10 July 2012
F1000 Research partners with figshare to provide smart ways of accessing data
F1000 Research and figshare have teamed up to build a widget for F1000 Research articles that enables users to preview, download, cite and share data in accompanying datasets, at the click of a button.
12 June 2012
The First Day Of Development -- A Window To Successful Pregnancy
An article published in F1000 Biology Reports discusses recent important advancements in the development of alternative methods of embryo evaluation and selection that could lead to improvements in the reliability of IVF treatments.
23 May 2012
Faculty of 1000 launches a revolutionary article search engine: the F1000 SmartSearch
This revolutionary article search engine 'learns' the preferences of users as they interact with it and returns articles most likely to be of interest and relevance.
02 May 2012
Better Plants for Biofuels
An article in F1000 Biology Reports published today argues that recent advances in knowledge mean that plant-derived biofuels could meet about 30% of the global demand for liquid transportation fuels.
06 March 2012
Faculty of 1000 announces the winners of the Associate Faculty Member Travel Grants 2011
In 2011, Faculty of 1000 (F1000) established a Travel Grant Fund to recognize the contribution of its Associate Faculty Members to the service.
23 February 2012
Faculty of 1000's 'Faculty Member of the Year 2011' Awards
Faculty of 1000 announces the first in a series of awards marking the achievements of its Faculty members.
16 February 2012
New Faculty of 1000 application identifies the best research in Biology and Medicine covered in Elsevier's SciVerse
Faculty of 1000 (F1000), today announced the launch of a new application that helps researchers explore the scientific content in biology and medicine included in Elsevier's SciVerse platform.
31 January 2012
Faculty of 1000 introduces a novel Open Access publishing venture: F1000 Research
Faculty of 1000 (F1000) today announces F1000 Research, a new fully Open Access publishing program across biology and medicine that will launch later this year.
09 November 2011
Faculty of 1000 and DynaMed™ Partner to Identify Practice-Changing Medical Research-Making Evidence-Based Medicine Actionable
Faculty of 1000 (F1000) and DynaMed™ Partner; Expanding the DynaMed Community to More than 4,000 Clinical Experts and Rapidly Identifying Practice-Changing Articles
05 October 2011
Faculty of 1000 introduces a unique opinion-based journal metric
Enabling researchers to look beyond the Impact Factor, F1000’s new Journal Rankings (Beta version) use expert ratings of individual research articles to provide a continuously updating picture of journals ranked by excellence within biology and medicine.
20 July 2011
It all began here... Faculty of 1000 marks ten years since the first evaluation was written
On the 4th July 2001, Andrew Lumsden of the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London, and F1000 Section Head for Neurodevelopment, became the author of the first Faculty of 1000 (F1000) evaluation.
12 May 2011
Rudolf Jaenisch and Bob Waterston appointed Heads of Faculty for Genomics & Genetics at Faculty of 1000
Rudolf Jaenisch and Bob Waterston have recently joined F1000 as Heads of Faculty for Genomics & Genetics.
03 May 2011
Controlling brain circuits with light: F1000 Biology Reports takes a look at the story behind the invention of optogenetics
F1000 Biology Reports, the open access, peer-reviewed journal from Faculty of 1000, today published an historical account of the beginnings of the optogenetic revolution by Edward Boyden.
13 April 2011
Faculty of 1000 launch Ophthalmology Faculty
Faculty of 1000 (F1000), the award-winning medicine and biology literature evaluation service, has launched the much anticipated Ophthalmology Faculty.
01 March 2011
The Scientist announces the results of the 2011 Best Places to Work for Postdocs
This year's Best Places to Work for Postdocs survey from The Scientist showed that striking the fine balance between independence and guidance is important to a successful postdoc experience.
10 February 2011
The Scientist wins gold at the FOLIO Eddie Awards for the fifth consecutive year
At a gala ceremony held in New York on Tuesday 25th January, The Scientist magazine won the gold for best full issue, gold for best single article, and silver for best website in the business-to-business science category at the FOLIO Eddie Awards.
04 February 2011
F1000 Posters Editor's Choice - the top three posters of 2010
F1000 Posters announce the Editor's Choice for the top three biomedical research posters of 2010.
03 February 2011
Portland Press Limited, publisher for the Biochemical Society, joins the Faculty of 1000 Affiliate Program
The Biochemical Society, including its wholly owned publishing subsidiary Portland Press Limited, becomes the latest prestigious organization to join the growing Faculty of 1000 (F1000) Affiliate Program.
24 January 2011
Bruce McEwen appointed Head of Faculty for Physiology at Faculty of 1000
Bruce McEwen has recently joined Allen Cowley and Denis Noble as a Head of Faculty for Physiology within F1000.
18 January 2011
Gary Borisy appointed Head of Faculty for Cell Biology at Faculty of 1000
Gary Borisy has recently joined Alan Hall, Randy Schekman, Steve McKnight and Tony Pawson as a Head of Faculty for Cell Biology within F1000.
07 January 2011
100,000 evaluations and counting: Faculty of 1000 reaches an historic publishing milestone
1 idea, 10 years, 100s of sections, 1000s of Posters, 10,000 Faculty Members, and 100,000 evaluations: Faculty of 1000 celebrates publishing their 100,000th evaluation.
13 December 2010
F1000 Posters: over 100 conferences now included
F1000 Posters has grown rapidly since its launch in June 2010 and now incorporates some posters from over 100 national and international conferences, including submissions from many of the world's largest scientific meetings.
01 December 2010
The Top 10 Innovations of 2010 Announced
The Scientist unveils the best life science innovations of the year
10 November 2010
F1000 Reports journals in Biology and Medicine are now indexed in PubMed Central
Faculty of 1000 is delighted to announce that its two review journals, F1000 Biology Reports and F1000 Medicine Reports, are now indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central.
02 November 2010
The Scientist's Life Science Salary Survey 2010 - Results Announced
The Scientist, F1000's magazine of the life sciences, announced today the results of the 2010 Salary Survey of life scientist professionals.
06 October 2010
Leslie Iversen appointed Head of Faculty for Pharmacology & Drug Discovery at F1000
Leslie Iversen has recently joined Floyd Bloom and Paul Insel as a Head of Faculty for Pharmacology & Drug Discovery within F1000.
16 September 2010
Wiley-Blackwell joins the Faculty of 1000 Affiliate Program
Serving the world's research and scholarly communities, Wiley-Blackwell is the largest publisher for professional and scholarly societies and the latest publisher to join the F1000 Affiliate Program as an affiliate publisher.
14 July 2010
Faculty of 1000 welcomes new affiliate publisher
Faculty of 1000 (F1000) is delighted to announce that the University of Chicago Press has joined the F1000 Affiliate Program.
25 March 2010
The Pill for ovarian cysts
Ovarian endometriomas, better known as ovarian 'chocolate' cysts for the brown liquid they contain, can be easily removed by surgery. However, recurrence is common, which can cause ongoing pain and complications. A study evaluated for Faculty of 1000 suggests a simple and effective remedy - the oral contraceptive pill (OCP).
18 March 2010
Never mind the neighbors: cultural divide in ability to recognize sensual sounds
An F1000 evaluation looks at a British study of how the six basic human emotions are universally recognized but other positive emotions are culturally specific.
11 March 2010
Preventing gastric cancer with antibiotics
Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium found in about 50% of humans worldwide, can cause stomach ulcers and, in extreme cases, gastric cancer. In an article for F1000 Medicine Reports, Seiji Shiota and Yoshio Yamaoka discuss the possible eradication of H. pylori infections.
09 March 2010
Two-faced testosterone can make you nice or nasty
Is aggression always the best response to a challenge? Testosterone may not necessarily cause aggression but behavior can drive testosterone secretion.
22 February 2010
Synthetic lethality: a new way to kill cancer cells
Ovarian and breast cancer treatments being developed that mix a protein inhibitor and traditional anticancer drugs are showing signs of success, according to a new review for F1000 Biology Reports.
08 February 2010
Flower power can still calm the masses
Feeling stressed? Try chamomile! This 'traditional' remedy has been around for years, but how much truth is there behind this old wives' tale? In an evaluation for Faculty of 1000, Michael Van Ameringen and Beth Patterson draw attention to the first randomized controlled trial of chamomile for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
03 February 2010
Not on the fast track to academic success? Try the slow road
Scientists choosing a new research project should take time to find out where their interests lie. How do scientists decide what to investigate? Often, they choose an area that is in high demand, hoping to get their work into the best journals as soon as possible.
29 January 2010
Multiple sclerosis risk changes with the season
Previous studies have shown multiple sclerosis patients are more often born in spring than in any other season, indicating that there is an environmental risk factor for the disease. A paper in the journal Neurology, reviewed for f1000 Medicine by Emmanuelle Waubant and Ellen Mowry, now suggests that this seasonal effect is mediated by the gene HLA-DRB1.
22 January 2010
Cartilage repair can improve life, ease burden on health services
Osteoarthritis is one of the 10 most disabling diseases in the developed world and is set to become more of a financial burden on health services as average life expectancy increases.
18 January 2010
Sarah Greene to head up The Scientist
Sarah Greene, publishing and new media entrepreneur, is to become Editor-in-Chief of The Scientist magazine.
02 January 2010
A new ally in the battle against cocaine addiction
A recent study shows that a bacterial protein may help cocaine addicts break the habit. Cocaine esterase (CocE) is a naturally occurring bacterial enzyme that breaks down cocaine, thereby reducing its addictive properties. The efficacy of CocE in animals and its suitability for treatment of addiction has been limited by its short half-life in the body.
28 December 2009
Drug-resistant urinary tract infections spreading worldwide
A sudden worldwide increase in an antibiotic-resistant bacterium is cause for concern, according to a review in f1000 Medicine Reports. Faculty of 1000 member Dr. Johann Pitout, of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, University of Calgary, urges the medical community to monitor the spread of a multidrug resistant bacterium before it becomes necessary to use more powerful antibiotics as a first response.
23 December 2009
Switching off hunger hormone affects desire to drink
A Faculty of 1000 evaluation examines how a stomach-produced hormone that influences the desire to eat and consume alcohol could be switched off to control drinking problems.
17 December 2009
China rapidly catching up in research impact
An analysis of papers selected by Faculty of 1000 reveals a rapid expansion in the quality of research coming from China.
14 December 2009
Good dentistry may have saved the dinosaurs
Infectious diseases can be transmitted by sneezing, touching, or -- for Tasmanian devils -- biting each other on the face, a habit that may have driven the dinosaurs to extinction through the transmission of a protozoan parasite.
11 December 2009
Easily led 'ash-tray'Adolescent smokers prone to drug abuse
It is common knowledge that smoking is a health risk but why do teens become addicted to smoking more easily than adults? In an evaluation for Faculty of 1000 Biology, Neil Grunberg looks into why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse.
03 December 2009
Love hurts: Why emotional pain really affects us
Have you ever felt overly upset by a social snubbing? Your genetics, not your friends, may be at fault. Scientists have long known that opium-like painkillers, called opioids, relieve not only physical pain, but also some forms of emotional stress. Now, a new study reviewed by Faculty of 1000 Biology member Markus Heilig shows that small genetic differences in the gene for the opioid receptor can determine the intensity of people's responses to social rejection.
19 November 2009
New Managing Director for Faculty of 1000
Respected long-time medical and science publisher Jane Hunter has joined Faculty of 1000 as its new Managing Director.
19 November 2009
Many pregnant women avoid HIV screening in Africa
"Prevention is the best cure" is a common expression, but what happens if preventative measures are not used? A large proportion of pregnant Ugandan women are going out of their way not to be HIV tested, increasing the risk of mother-to-child transmission.
12 November 2009
Faithful mothers have healthier babies
Faculty of 1000 reviewers look at a study from New Zealand on whether prolonged exposure to the father's semen protects new mothers against pre-eclampsia and having an undersized baby.
09 November 2009
Forget all about itTraumatic memories can be erased
It is well known that fear memories are permanent. However, a recent paper in Science, evaluated by three Faculty Members for F1000, reports an extraordinary finding that supports the use of a drug to control recollections of traumatic incidents.
03 November 2009
Taking NOTESabdominal surgery without general anesthesia
A recent review in Faculty of 1000 Medicine Reports, a publication in which clinicians highlight advances in medical practice, suggests regional pain relief could be used during abdominal surgery. In this review, Michael Schaefer recommends a new approach that can be performed without the need for general anesthetics.
29 October 2009
Seeing is relieving
An F1000 evaluation examines how pain relief improves greatly when the sufferer can actually see the area where the pain is occurring.
26 October 2009
Music makes you smarter
Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.
19 October 2009
Redefining obesity's health risks
The body mass index has long been the yardstick in deciding who is at risk because of their weight. Recent studies however point towards a more sophisticated approach to the issue.
14 October 2009
Brain power goes green
Our brains, it turns out, are eco-friendly. A study published in Science and reviewed by F1000 Biology members Venkatesh Murthy and Jakob Sorensen reveals that our brains have the amazing ability to be energy efficient.
08 October 2009
Journal of Physiology
Will giving coffee to babies keep them awake as adults? An F1000 evaluation looks at a Canadian study on how giving caffeine to newborn rats has a long-lasting and detrimental effect on sleep and breathing in adulthood.
05 October 2009
Animal research deserves defending, say our members
Faculty of 1000 Biology members throw their support behind a call to educate the public about animal research.
29 September 2009
New blood-thinning drug safer than rat poison
A new drug has been declared to be safer but as effective as the standard anti-coagulant drug warfarin for treating patients with abnormal heart rhythms.
24 September 2009
Shedding light on cancer cells
A new technique now makes it possible to observe live cancer cells in action, allowing scientists to see how they differ from healthy cells.
16 September 2009
Rich people don't need friends
In a paper evaluated by f1000 Medicine, six studies tested relationships between reminders of money, social exclusion and physical pain.
08 September 2009
Better immune defense against anthrax
Scientists discover a gene in anthrax-causing bacteria may help defend against this form of bio-warfare.
24 August 2009
Taking the pee? Cranberry juice fails to cut it
Current clinical evidence for using cranberry juice to combat urinary tract infections is "unsatisfactory and inconclusive," according to Raul Raz.
18 August 2009
In vitro fertilization less successful with alternative fertility treatments
The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). But a new study from Denmark finds that the success of IVF treatment is 30 percent lower among women who have used alternative medicine.
05 August 2009
Beautiful plumageFeather color and sex start the species revolution
Faculty of 1000, the leading scientific evaluation service, has highlighted research providing evidence for the evolution of a new species.
20 July 2009
Overfishing and evolution
Using snorkelers and SCUBA divers is not the best way to monitor fish populations, if we want to know the evolutionary effects of overfishing.
07 July 2009
When it comes to brain damage, blankets take the place of drugs
Have you ever covered yourself with a blanket to stave off the shivers? A new study shows that a blanket can also help alleviate shivering in patients who have been cooled to prevent brain damage.
23 June 2009
Marking anorexia with a brain protein
Eating disorders are frequently seen as psychological or societal diseases, but do they have an underlying biological cause? A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein differ between healthy and anorexic women.
22 June 2009
Faculty of 1000 praised by Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust has used Faculty of 1000 evaluations to monitor the success of their funding support.
29 May 2009
Counting sheep in climate change predictions
Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered species, but new mathematical models may be able to aid conservation of a population of bighorn sheep.
27 May 2009
A genetic link to premature ejaculation
Premature ejaculation can be embarrassing, but a new study suggests that it might be a genetic disorder.
26 May 2009
Prescribing sunshine for multiple sclerosis?
Could a holiday in the sun reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis? In a recent review for F1000 Medicine Reports, Bridget Bagert and Dennis Bourdette highlight recent advances in potential treatments.
14 May 2009
Allergy season: Cigarettes to the rescue?
Everyone knows that smoking can kill you, but did you know that it may help with your allergies? A new study shows that cigarette smoke can prevent allergies by decreasing the reaction of immune cells to allergens.
08 May 2009
No insurance? No colonoscopy
John M. Inadomi highlights the disparity in colorectal cancer screening among different socioeconomic and ethnic groups in US society in a recent review published by F1000 Medicine Reports.
02 April 2009
Waking up during surgeryLow-cost prevention?
Michael Avidan, George Mashour and David Glick highlight the serious issue of awareness during anesthesia in a recent review published by F1000 Medicine Reports.
19 March 2009
Medical symposium highlights importance of case reports -- patient stories in modern medicine
This one day meeting is a forum for doctors to celebrate and discuss case reports and patient stories. The event is hosted by Cases Network, an open access online publisher which enables individual patient experiences to be recorded and shared by any doctor.
03 March 2009
World's experts identify the hottest trends in biology and medicine
With the growing volume of online scientific data, a new style of journal offers a digest of the research that will have a direct impact on scientists and clinicians.