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Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak

By | January 20, 2016

A public-health nonprofit and an international drugmaker team up to stockpile hundreds of thousands of doses of a promising vaccine and to speed along the approval process.

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Cord Blood Cells Foretell Food Allergy

By | January 13, 2016

Scientists link an immune phenotype present at birth to the development of food allergies a year later.

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PubPeer Users Question a Cancer Paper

By | January 13, 2016

A 2012 Cancer Cell paper is under investigation after users of the post-publication peer review website raised questions about the validity of Western blot images.

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ORCID Rising

By | January 8, 2016

Publishers and scientific societies will require researchers to identify themselves using unique numeric codes.

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Study: Transparency Lacking in Biomedical Literature

By | January 4, 2016

Few authors make their full data available and most published papers do not clearly state funding sources and conflicts of interest.

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Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response

By | January 4, 2016

A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show. 

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Immune-Boosting Protein Study Questioned

By | December 23, 2015

Science adds an editorial expression of concern to an already-corrected study on a protein reported to spur T-cell proliferation in mice.

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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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Pregnancy May Explain Ebola Return

By | December 21, 2015

Health officials suspect recently reported cases of the disease in Liberia might stem from a flare-up of the virus in a survivor who became pregnant.

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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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