News

  • How to Make Biomedical Research More Reproducible

    Nov 02, 2015
    Nature

    By:
    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

    By:
    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

    By:
    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.
  • Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers: How systematic reviews can reduce waste in research

    Nov 02, 2015
    The BMJ

    By:
    Authors: Paul GlasziouIain Chalmers
    If you asked a member of the public “Should researchers review relevant, existing research systematically before embarking on further research?” they would probably be puzzled.