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Kerry Grens | Aug 27, 2013
A new study finds behavioral researchers in the U.S. are prone to reporting extreme results.
Lost in Translation
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2013
Failure to translate preclinical research to humans may be due in part to biased reporting.
NIH Bias Challenged
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2013
A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.
Stats Are Right Most of the Time
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 28, 2013
A new analysis suggests that only 14 percent of published biomedical results are wrong, despite prominent opinions to the contrary.
Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM
Karen Purcell | Jan 23, 2013
Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain
Spinning Clinical Trials
Dan Cossins | Jan 16, 2013
Results of breast cancer drug trials are regularly spun to conceal bias and make the drugs seem more effective or less toxic than they really are.
Removing the Optimism Bias
Ed Yong | Sep 24, 2012
Disrupting a small part of the brain with a magnetic field can reduce people’s prejudice towards good news.
Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 21, 2012
Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.
Opinion: Biased Observers of Nature
Gordon M. Burghardt and Todd M. Freeberg | Jul 9, 2012
Potential biases in scientific data collection and analysis should be minimized.
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
How cognitive prejudices can influence research decisions, and how the pitfalls of human nature can be avoided.