Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts

The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.

The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.

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Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
John D. Loike, Marian Stoltz-Loike | Mar 18, 2020
Here are the lessons we’ve learned so far about the keys to virtual science education—including what to do about lab classes.
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Foodborne illnesses are consistently underreported. Social media may help.
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
A group of epidemiologists and computer scientists built a system to mine various online sources for keywords suggesting disease outbreaks.
A Growing Open Access Toolbox
A Growing Open Access Toolbox
Diana Kwon | Nov 28, 2017
Legal methods to retrieve paywalled articles for free are on the rise, but better self-archiving practices could help improve accessibility. 
Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies
Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies
Dalmeet Singh Chawla | Apr 7, 2017
A volunteer-run database called StudySwap, which launched in beta last month, is starting to gain momentum.  
Helping Scientists Spread Their Research
Helping Scientists Spread Their Research
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 1, 2016
A platform called Kudos helps users disseminate—and explain—their publications for free.