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.

limb development, science publishing, epigenetics, human evolution
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.
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.
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.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.
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.
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
Diana Kwon | Jun 11, 2018
A growing number of libraries are unbundling their subscriptions to the full suite of publishers’ journals, opting for limited titles to save on costs.