Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers
Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers
The original work found that an anti-malaria drug or the neurotransmitter GABA could increase the number of insulin-producing pancreatic cells in mice.
Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers
Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers

The original work found that an anti-malaria drug or the neurotransmitter GABA could increase the number of insulin-producing pancreatic cells in mice.

The original work found that an anti-malaria drug or the neurotransmitter GABA could increase the number of insulin-producing pancreatic cells in mice.

genetics, scientific method, science publishing
Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned
Shawna Williams | Aug 3, 2018
Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Diana Kwon | Aug 1, 2018
Saccharomyces cerevisiae showed only minor alterations in growth and gene expression when its 16 chromosomes were combined.
Effort to Reproduce Cancer Studies Scales Down to 18 Papers
Effort to Reproduce Cancer Studies Scales Down to 18 Papers
Diana Kwon | Aug 1, 2018
The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology initially aimed to replicate the results of 50 high-impact research articles.
Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Diana Kwon | Jul 30, 2018
The Stanford University professor was known for his work on sex determination and courtship in flies.
German Scientists Frequently Publish in Predatory Journals
German Scientists Frequently Publish in Predatory Journals
Catherine Offord | Jul 19, 2018
At least 5,000 of the country’s researchers have published their work on questionable platforms, often forking over exorbitant fees, a report finds.
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
Shawna Williams | Jul 9, 2018
It’s the first demonstration of the technology in mammals.
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered AnimalsOvercoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.
Study: 35,000 Papers May Have Retraction-Worthy Image Duplication
Study: 35,000 Papers May Have Retraction-Worthy Image Duplication
Catherine Offord | Jun 29, 2018
The authors of a preprint recommend that journals implement better image screening procedures before publishing articles.
New Database Expands Number of Estimated Human Protein-Coding Genes
New Database Expands Number of Estimated Human Protein-Coding Genes
Diana Kwon | Jun 19, 2018
Some scientists are not yet convinced that the list is accurate.