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Bring On the Transparency Index

By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | August 1, 2012

Grading journals on how well they share information with readers will help deliver accountability to an industry that often lacks it.

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Predatory Publishing

By Jeffrey Beall | August 1, 2012

Overzealous open-access advocates are creating an exploitative environment, threatening the credibility of scholarly publishing.

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All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing

By Frederick Southwick | July 1, 2012

False credit for scientific discoveries threatens the success and pace of research.

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Polypharmacy

By Catherine Ulbricht | July 1, 2012

Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.

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Regulations for Biosimilars

By Lisa A. Haile and Kimberly K. Egan | June 1, 2012

As biologic drug patents begin to expire, generic versions will hit the market—but how will they be regulated?

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Cooking Up Creative Solutions

By H. Steven Wiley | May 1, 2012

More collaborators and more data are the key ingredients.

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Reading Into the Future

By Richard Smith | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?

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Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

By Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | April 1, 2012

Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.

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Never Say Never

By H. Steven Wiley | February 1, 2012

Novel observations can sometimes be correct for unexpected reasons.

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From Test Tube to Hypodermic Needle

By James V. Parker and P. Michael Conn | December 1, 2011

A prescription for educating the public on the value of using animals in medical research

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