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Do Preprints Require More Rigorous Screening?

By Diana Kwon | August 1, 2017

Two manuscripts published without methods point to the importance of community policing on preprint archives.

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Peer-Review Fraud Scheme Uncovered in China

By Bob Grant | July 31, 2017

The Chinese government finds almost 500 researchers guilty of misconduct in relation to a recent spate of retractions from a cancer journal.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 17, 2017

In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.

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These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.

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On Blacklists and Whitelists

By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2017

Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.

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Bacteriophages to the Rescue

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.

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Book Excerpt from Natural Defense

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.

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At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.

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Identifying Predatory Publishers

By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2017

How to tell reputable journals from shady ones

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