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Week in Review: July 4–8

By | July 8, 2016

Mitochondrial, nuclear DNA mismatch benefits; oil gland may assist swimming swordfish; buggy software and fMRI results; Zika updates; is MIMIVIRE like CRISPR?

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Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data

By | July 7, 2016

A team of editors and researchers calls on journal publishers to use citation distributions as measures of publication quality rather than relying on much-derided impact factors.

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A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted

By | July 7, 2016

Scientists can assay gene activity to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.

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Mysterious Oil Gland Discovered in Swordfish

By | July 6, 2016

When heated experimentally, the secretory organ releases oil through pores on the animal’s head, producing a slick coating thought to reduce drag in swimming fish. 

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New Timeline for Homo naledi

By | July 6, 2016

The ancient human may have lived around 900,000 years ago—much more recently than first estimated.

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Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results

By | July 6, 2016

An analysis of the widely used technique calls into question the validity of 40,000 studies.

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Nearly 1,200 scientists are asking the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to undo recent changes to its grant-review process.

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Survey: UK Researchers Rife with Misconduct

By | July 5, 2016

Are scores of British scientists faking data and plagiarizing?

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Zika Update

By | July 5, 2016

Sexual transmission more common than thought; NIH to track infections among Olympians; Zika-related birth defects draw attention to another common virus

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A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria

By | July 5, 2016

A team of scientists confirm Wolbachia can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting the virus, while another group finds a reliable way to detect the bacteria.

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