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The Top 10 Retractions of 2015

By | December 23, 2015

A look at this year’s most memorable retractions

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Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease

By | December 21, 2015

Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.

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Trending Positively

By | December 16, 2015

Analyzing three decades’ worth of PubMed-indexed abstracts, scientists find a notable increase in the frequency of positive words, such as “innovative” and “novel,” over time.

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TS Picks: December 14, 2015

By | December 14, 2015

New PhDs boost economy; Dutch universities strike open-access deal with Elsevier; #scibucketlist

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Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity

By | December 9, 2015

Commensal bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tracts of cockroaches lace the insects’ feces with chemical cues that mediate social behavior, according to a study.

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Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs

By | December 6, 2015

The popular type 2 diabetes drug may cause profound changes in patients’ microbiomes.

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TS Picks: December 3, 2015

By | December 3, 2015

Inducing brain infections to cure cancer?; new journal publishes bit science; priming the brain for language learning

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Self Correction

By | December 1, 2015

What to do when you realize your publication is fatally flawed

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Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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Blood-Gut Barrier

By | November 12, 2015

Scientists identify a barrier in mice between the intestine and its blood supply, and suggest how Salmonella sneaks through it.

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