• Valuing Null and Negative Results in Scientific Publishing

    Nov 09, 2015
    Scholastica Blog

    Danielle Padula
    It’s a fact of scientific research - not every experiment you conduct will be a success. “Failure” shouldn’t be a dirty word, though.
  • How to Make Biomedical Research More Reproducible

    Nov 02, 2015

    Daniel Cressey, Nature
    Neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop discusses a UK report on irreproducibility in science.
  • Breakthrough. Game changer. Miracle drug.The media often use terms like these when reporting on new cancer drugs, even when the drugs are unproved, according to a report published online Thursday in JAMA Oncology.
  • Many Antidepressant Studies Found Tainted by Pharma Company Influence

    Nov 02, 2015
    Scientific American

    Roni Jacobson
    After many lawsuits and a 2012 U.S. Department of Justice settlement, last month an independent review found that antidepressant drug Paxil (paroxetine) is not safe for teenagers.
  • The Dream of Precision Medicine; The Reality of Missing Data

    Nov 02, 2015
    Sense about Science USA

    Lauren Quattrochi
    To understand the revolution of precision medicine, think of a library not unlike the library of Alexandria in its scope. It would contain all the robust and relevant medical data in the known world—which in this case would comprise over a million Americans—and it would be shareable with researchers and doctors. The goal? E Plurubus Unum: out of the many, and through mapping the boundaries of individual variation, we could understand the one.