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Season’s greetings from F1000!

Posted Dec 21 2012 1:02pm

We’ve had a lot of fun this week in the F1000 office taking some festive photos. We’re quite proud of the F1000 finches Christmas re-enactment (compare its likeness to the original on the F1000Prime front page!).

F1000 Finches reenactment

We reenacted the classic F1000 finches mascots picture, but Christmassed-up.

From everyone at F1000, thanks for your support over the last 12 months — and especial thanks to our Faculty Members for their contributions. We look forward to keeping you up to date with the latest and hottest papers in the life sciences in the next twelve months. In the meantime, here’s a special Twitter round-up for the last twelve months — we’ve chosen our favourite papers/tweets from each month of the year — along with some more festive photos.

Happy holidays and a very happy New Year, one and all!

Festive greetings

Festive hats!

Christmas hats and jumpers


Impervious to acid-attack! The biomechanics of the naked mole-rat’s ‘superpower’. cot.ag/zkJISE

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) February 2, 2012


Bugs, bugs, good for your heart. The more you eat…the smaller the infarct: probiotics in myocardial infarction – ow.ly/9aCut

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) February 24, 2012


A toast to resveratrol! The mechanism behind the red wine constituent’s beneficial metabolic action is revealed. – ow.ly/9B38T

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) March 13, 2012


Beauty can be skin deep: eating more fruit and veg makes you more attractive. ow.ly/amr9i

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) April 20, 2012


If you’re having plant problems I feel bad for you son: I got 99 questions but a birch aint one! ow.ly/b2nXP

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) May 25, 2012


Are you sitting comfortably? Doing so for more than eight hours a day comes with a risk of death! ow.ly/buKd0

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) June 15, 2012


P=C-(0.28N). Or in other words, how equations make biology papers less citable. ow.ly/cdMuJ

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) July 17, 2012


And on the 6th day, we created jellyfish: physiology replicated with rat heart cells and synthetic polymer – ow.ly/d2Saq

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) August 21, 2012


Lamarckism re-loaded: the effects of stressful experiences in butterflies can be passed to subsequent generations. ow.ly/dnzM0

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) September 4, 2012


Ten-legged freaks: inactivation of just one gene gives spiders an extra pair of legs! ow.ly/efPAe

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) October 12, 2012


A little rodent with a great adaptation: the African spiny mouse is the first known mammal to exhibit skin autotomy. ow.ly/eYC7Z

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) November 7, 2012


Should nuns (and other celibate women) be offered the contraceptive pill to reduce cancer mortality risk? ow.ly/fIHdB

— Faculty of 1000 (@F1000) December 4, 2012

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