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The Ocular Microbiome

By | October 1, 2014

Researchers are beginning to study in depth the largely uncharted territory of the eye’s microbial composition.

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Setting the Record Straight

By | October 1, 2014

Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?

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Soil Microbiome of Central Park

By | September 30, 2014

Nearly 600 soil samples from New York City’s famous park reveal that the urban environment harbors just as much biodiversity as natural ecosystems across the globe.

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Learning to Share

By | September 29, 2014

Policies instituted by the National Institutes of Health have led to more data sharing in the life sciences, according to a new report.

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Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity

By | September 23, 2014

Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.

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Nature Communications Goes OA

By | September 23, 2014

Starting October 20, the journal will only accept open-access research submissions, making it Nature’s first and only all-OA title.

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PubPeer: Pathologist Threatening to Sue Users

By | September 22, 2014

The forum’s founders have obtained legal counsel and are preparing for the possibility of user information being subpoenaed as part of a lawsuit.

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Small Molecule Superstore

By | September 15, 2014

An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.

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Supplemental Costs of Retractions

By | September 8, 2014

When a scientific paper is withdrawn from the literature it can have a spill-over effect, researchers show.

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Opinion: An Ecclesiastical Approach to Peer Review

By | September 5, 2014

How early Christian teachings could improve scientific discourse

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