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Predatory Publishing

By | 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 | July 1, 2012

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

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Polypharmacy

By | 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 | 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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Reading Into the Future

By | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?

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Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

By | April 1, 2012

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

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One Year On

By | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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Toads

By | August 1, 2011

Ascribing benefits to the experience of devastating illness or trauma is fraught with hidden dangers.

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Hard and Harder

By | June 5, 2011

The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.

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Imagining a Cure

By | April 11, 2011

For cancer patients, close is not good enough.

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