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Self Correction

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

What to do when you realize your publication is fatally flawed

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Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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Following the Funding

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2015

Researchers use network theory to estimate the importance of relationships among researchers and institutions in attracting grant money.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2015

The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success

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2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey

By Karen Zusi and Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2015

This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.

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Another Retraction for Fake Nutrition Data

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2015

The BMJ yanks a study on baby formula from R.K. Chandra decades after it was published.

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Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate

By Kerry Grens | October 26, 2015

Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.

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Parsing Negative Citations

By Kelly Rae Chi | October 26, 2015

A new tool helps scientists better understand what happens to studies that are criticized in the literature.

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More Peer Review Manipulation

By Tracy Vence | October 13, 2015

Elsevier retracts nine papers from five of its journals after discovering made-up reviewer email addresses.

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Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By Kerry Grens | October 12, 2015

Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.

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