F1000 Research Publishes First Articles

In February, the Faculty of 1000 (F1000) launched F1000 Research, an innovative, new open access publishing program for biology and medicine.┬áLast week, F1000 announced the publication of F1000 Research’s first few articles [1].

F1000 Research

Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

A new study published in the journal Cancer found that circumcision may help protect against prostate cancer [1]. The research suggests that circumcision can hinder infection and inflammation that may lead to prostate carcinogenesis.

Micrograph of prostate cancer

NIH and D.C. Department of Health Team up to Combat District’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Officials from the National Institutes of Health and the city of Washington, D.C. today announced the new D.C. Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress, a collaborative research initiative between NIH and the D.C. Department of Health designed to decrease the rate of new HIV infections in the city, improve the health of district residents living with HIV infection, and strengthen the city’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The partnership is being co-led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, and the D.C. Department of Health.