PNAS in the News

Gender and NIH funding longevity

A study suggests that women’s likelihood of sustaining funding from the National Institutes of Health may be better than commonly perceived and that funding longevity depends to a greater extent on grant application rates than on gender.

Science ●  Nature ●  PNAS Article

Pre-agricultural origins of bread in the Near East

Researchers report evidence of the preparation of bread-like products 4,000 years before the emergence of agriculture, though bread likely became a dietary staple only after the establishment of agriculture, according to the authors.

Washington Post  ●  Reuters  ●  PNAS Article

Primary producers in the mid-Proterozoic sea

A study suggests that around 1 billion years ago photosynthetic primary producers were likely too small to support the development of animal ecosystems, and lack of large primary producers in the mid-Proterozoic oceans, along with low oxygen levels, may have hampered animal life.

Newsweek  ●  Smithsonian  ●  PNAS Article

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Teaching Resources in PNAS

As a world-class multidisciplinary research journal, PNAS offers a wealth of content—from Core Concepts articles that explain a trending topic in a given field, to the ability to quickly download figures and tables for PowerPoint slides—that will enhance course curricula and encourage classroom discussion. These informative resources are collected here in the PNAS Teaching Resources Portal.