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Retraction Notices Delayed

By | July 1, 2014

Indexing of retractions on PubMed is not immediate; some are delayed for years.


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Retracted, Republished, but Not Re-reviewed

By | June 30, 2014

A once-retracted study about the health effects of GMO maize was not peer reviewed before it was republished, as its lead author claimed.

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Retracted GMO Study Republished

By | June 24, 2014

A controversial study that found health problems in rats exposed to genetically engineered maize returns to the scientific literature.


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Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation

By | June 22, 2014

ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.

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Journal Price Tags Revealed

By | June 18, 2014

Economists explore the wheelings and dealings of universities and publishers during largely secret negotiations regarding access to scientific journals.


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Ancient Apoptosis

By | June 9, 2014

Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.


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Can Publication Records Predict Future PIs?

By | June 2, 2014

Researchers present a tool that uses a scientist’s PubMed data to estimate the probability of becoming a principal investigator in academia.


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Simultaneous Release

By | June 1, 2014

Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.

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Replication Gone Wrong

By | May 29, 2014

Efforts to reproduce an experimental psychology study yield failure, accusations, and ultimately, discourse on how to improve the process.


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Publishing Data

By | May 29, 2014

Nature’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.



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