World Food Safety Day 2021: Why Is It Important?
What Constitutes Food Safety? We don’t often see the rigorous processes that go into ensuring that our food is safe for consumption. Before it reaches our kitchen tables, our meals undergo specific, regulated practices during all stages of the food supply chain, including the growth, transport, preparation, and serving of food products. A lack of […]More Info
World No Tobacco Day—What can be done?
World No Tobacco Day (31st May) is just one of eleven campaigns run by the World Health Organization (WHO), including World Tuberculosis Day and World Malaria Day, already covered in MDPI’s blog. The observance aims to draw attention to tobacco’s consequences and emphasises that a world without tobacco is a cleaner one, with fewer deaths […]More Info
MDPI’s Commitment to Research Diversity
We’ve acknowledged the importance of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), a traditionally male-dominated discipline; let’s now consider diversity as an all-encompassing concept within these fields, including, but not limited to, intersecting social identities of gender, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, and socioeconomic status. Without these diverse social identities, we lose […]More Info
International Day of Light: Why Should We Celebrate It?
Light is a crucial aspect of life on Earth. Whilst solar light is fundamentally responsible for providing the energy for all biological life through photosynthesis, the advent of information technologies that use light has facilitated the third industrial revolution, enabling the sharing of information and knowledge on a global scale. Maintaining awareness of the remarkable […]More Info
The Focus on an End to Malaria Worldwide
On 25th April each year, World Malaria Day is a reminder of malaria and its devastating effects on the human population. This year, the World Health Organization is calling for a celebration of those countries that have managed to successfully eradicate the disease, or that are close to doing so. These nations inspire those a […]More Info
Earth Day 2021—Redefining the Anthropocene
Modern humans (Homo sapiens) evolved 200,000 years ago, which represents just 1% of Earth’s history. During our short time on this planet, humans have had a detrimental impact on the Earth’s health, especially within the last 100 years—this is the Anthropocene. Whilst not an official geological epoch, the Anthropocene is defined by human activity, which […]More Info
And as such, my first first-author paper (a review) is published! Functional Characteristics and Regulated Expression of Alternatively Spliced Tissue Factor: An Update mdpi.com/1273888 This review is part of a special issue on tissue factor in malignancy.
tl;dr: College athletic success doesn't improve donations or applicant quality. And yet people will go on lying that it does. The Impact of College Athletic Success on Donations and Applicant Quality mdpi.com/2227-7072/7/2/… pic.twitter.com/NcPeKeJi45
CALL FOR PAPERS: You are invited to submit a paper to the Special Issue of #Sustainability on “Tourism Marketing and Sustainability in Challenging Times", edited by Dr. Heather Skinner @CorfuHeather and @NicholasCatahan via mdpi.com/si/48963 twitter.com/CorfuHeather/s…
I've been studying reasoning in young and old for almost 30 years. I'm aghast at how many psychologists suddenly suggest critical thinking is about "agreeing with experts" and not about "evaluating" the evidence. Do not perpetuate this fallacy. 👇 mdpi.com/2079-3200/9/2/…
I was asked to edit a volume on urban behavioral adaptations (i would ask to add plastic responses as well). Request from journal 'Animals' (open access). I was surprised by the IF: mdpi.com/journal/animals anyone keen on submitting for some such?
Intravenous iron in non-hospitalized settings. A feasible option in accord with EMA recommendations. bit.ly/3kgimNJ