The S.L.E.E.P.ing Beauty: new Research Idea suggests sedation-led chemotherapy to avoid pain

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  • November 23, 2021
  • Blog post by Dr. Marco Cirillo, Heart Failure Surgery Unit Director at the Cardiovascular Department in Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital (Brescia, Italy) “Good morning, madam,” said the doctor greeting the patient who was entering his office.  “Good morning, Doctor,” she replied.  “So, how are you?” he asked her, motioning for her to sit in one of […]

    Call for research outcomes addressing four UN Sustainable Development Goals in RIO Journal

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  • June 15, 2021
  • Eligible submissions enjoy a 50% discount off APCs in 2021 Since its launch in 2015, RIO Journal has been mapping its articles to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The articles published so far span the entire research cycle, a broad range of research fields and all SDGs, which can also be […]

    RIO Journal 5 years on: over 300 published outcomes from all around the research cycle

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  • May 18, 2021
  • Five years on, the Open Science-driven journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) published an editorial that looks back on the 300 research ideas and research outcomes it has published so far. Since its early days, RIO has enjoyed quite positive reactions from the open-minded academic community for its innovative approach to Open Science in practice: it provides a niche […]

    Centrally-managed collections & Peer review flexibility: what’s new at RIO

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  • May 12, 2021
  • In order to really expedite and facilitate access to scientific knowledge, the hurdles for engagement with the process need to be minimized for readers, authors, reviewers and editors alike. RIO aims to lay the groundwork for constructive scientific feedback and dialogue that would then lead to the elaboration and refinement of the research work well in its early stage.

    Open Science RIO Journal invites early research outcomes for the free-to-publish collection “Observations, prevention and impact of COVID-19”

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  • April 9, 2020
  • Looking at today’s ravaging COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, which, at the time of writing, has spread to over 220 countries; its continuously rising death toll and widespread fear, on the outside, it may feel like scientists and decision-makers are scratching their heads more than ever in the face of the unknown. In reality, however, we get […]

    Plazi and Pensoft join forces to let biodiversity knowledge of coronaviruses hosts out

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  • April 7, 2020
  • Pensoft’s flagship journal ZooKeys invites free-to-publish research on key biological traits of SARS-like viruses potential hosts and vectors; Plazi harvests and brings together all relevant data from legacy literature to a reliable FAIR-data repository To bridge the huge knowledge gaps in the understanding of how and which animal species successfully transmit life-threatening diseases to humans, […]

    Recursive language and modern imagination were acquired simultaneously 70,000 years ago

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  • August 5, 2019
  • A genetic mutation that slowed down the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in two or more children may have triggered a cascade of events leading to acquisition of recursive language and modern imagination 70,000 years ago. This new hypothesis, called Romulus and Remus and coined by Dr. Vyshedskiy, a neuroscientist from Boston University, might be […]