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Researchers find that scientific papers with shorter titles accrue more citations only if they are very popular. For papers flying under the radar, longer titles fare better.


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Speaking of Microbiology

By | June 21, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting


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Dental Microbes Not All in the Family

By | June 20, 2016

Kids often acquire cavity-causing bacteria from non-family members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.


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TS Picks: June 20, 2016

By | June 20, 2016

Excellence schmexellence; thinking outside the biomedical box; homeopathy journal sunk by self-citation

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Early-Life Microbiome

By | June 16, 2016

Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.


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Breathing Life Into Papers

By | June 12, 2016

Researchers prepare to launch an effort to make the scientific literature more dynamic.


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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.


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E.U. Pushes for Open Access by 2020

By | June 1, 2016

European Union member states agree to an ambitious goal to make all scientific papers freely accessible within four years.


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Bertozzi the Editor

By | June 1, 2016

Stanford University biochemist Carolyn Bertozzi discusses her role at the helm of ACS Central Science, a cross-disciplinary, open-access chemistry journal


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Research at Micro- and Nanoscales

By | June 1, 2016

From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.  

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