December 19, 2015
A holiday appeal from all at OSE – support the AllTrials campaign
As 2015 continues to rush by, we turn our minds away from our day-to-day activities and consider what small changes we can make in 2016 that will make the world just so slightly better.
One of the most important campaigns that continued to gain pace in 2015 was AllTrials, established by the lovely people at Sense About Science, who aim to ‘equip people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion’.
September 21, 2015
New class of drugs to target cancer’s metabolism
In research published in Cancer Cell, Thomas Burris, Ph.D., chair of pharmacology and physiology at Saint Louis University, has, for the first time, found a way to stop cancer cell growth by targeting the Warburg Effect, a trait of cancer cell metabolism that scientists have been eager to exploit. The Warburg effect is a cancer … Read moreUncategorized
July 14, 2015
Data Visualization: Turning Data Sets into Discoveries
Scientific discoveries often start with simple ideas. But when those ideas give rise to more and more questions, how can we better visualize a solution and a path to discovery? Data visualization uses visual tools, literally sketches and drawings, to explore complex ideas and turn them into a linear narrative. Giorgia Lupi the design director at … Read moreUncategorized
July 12, 2015
Images of the Week
Click here for some of the most compelling images from the world of science and technology this week.Uncategorized
July 10, 2015
Is This the End of Dengue Fever?
Dengue fever, an incurable viral disease spread by mosquitoes, may one day be a scourge of the past. The infection, also know as ‘Breakbone Fever’ because of its debilitating symptoms, is pandemic in much of the world, sickening over 300 million people each year and killing more than 22,000. It is a leading cause of hospitalization … Read moreUncategorized
July 6, 2015
Returning plastic to oil
Plastic may have been the wonder invention of the 20th century, but we all know its tenacious lifespan is causing havoc throughout the planet’s ecosystems. It’s estimated that only 8 percent of the world’s plastic is currently recycled. Traditional plastic recycling is limited to certain types of plastic and often converted into new plastic-based products. However, an … Read moreUncategorized
July 4, 2015
The most prevalent vertebrate on the planet is one you’ve never seen
While land habitat makes up less than 1 percent of our biosphere, scientists put the ocean’s share at more than 99 percent. So it’s no surprise that new findings put the tiny bristlemouth, a fish living at the middle depths which glows in the dark and has needle-like fangs, as the most numerous vertebrate on … Read moreUncategorized
June 6, 2015
OSE has the loveliest editors.
At Oxford Science Editing, we only recruit editors with PhD qualifications or medical degrees, and substantial subsequent experience in their respective fields. Our experience over the last decade is that editors can be trained, but what sets our edits apart from other language optimisation companies is the invaluable insights into authors’ work that laboratory or … Read moreUncategorized
November 17, 2014
Why edit a scientific manuscript?
…for many reasons, which we will detail over posts to follow. However, sharp-eyed OSE editor, Dr James Allen, picked up a blog post about a particularly awkward editorial slip in this week’s Slate blog: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/11/11/_crappy_gabor_paper_overly_honest_citation_slips_into_peer_reviewed_journal.html. Once identified by Retraction Watch, the paper was pulled from the online edition of the journal Ethology, and is being … Read more