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How to Use P-Values Correctly

By Kerry Grens | March 9, 2016

The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.

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Book Excerpt from Cure

By Jo Marchant | February 1, 2016

In the introduction to the book, author Jo Marchant describes an interaction with a mother who embraced homeopathy as the jumping off point for writing about the scientific realities of alternative medicine.

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Mind and Matter

By Jo Marchant | February 1, 2016

Research suggests that a combination of mental power and conventional medicine may be better than either alone.

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Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet

By Kate Yandell | November 23, 2015

Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.

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Organ Engineer Cleared of Misconduct

By Bob Grant | August 31, 2015

The Karolinska Institute has rejected the conclusions of an earlier, independent investigation, finding regenerative medicine researcher Paolo Macchiarini not guilty of scientific misconduct.

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The Rules of Replication

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2014

Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?

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Researching Research

By Jef Akst | April 28, 2014

Stanford University starts new center to study how scientific research can be improved.

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Men Trigger Mouse Stress

By Jef Akst | April 28, 2014

Mice become stressed in the presence of male, but not female, experimenters, triggering a physiological response that dampens pain.

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NIH Tackles Irreproducibility

By Jef Akst | January 28, 2014

The federal agency speaks out about how to improve the quality of scientific research.

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Retracing Steps

By Aimee Swartz | November 11, 2013

Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.

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