Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Our handbook on best practices for quality assurance in biomedicine can help funding agencies shore up research integrity—which is especially needed at a time when mistakes can have outsize effects.
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA

Our handbook on best practices for quality assurance in biomedicine can help funding agencies shore up research integrity—which is especially needed at a time when mistakes can have outsize effects.

Our handbook on best practices for quality assurance in biomedicine can help funding agencies shore up research integrity—which is especially needed at a time when mistakes can have outsize effects.

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Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Emma Yasinski | Apr 27, 2020
Nine of the 20 pharma companies that participated in a study had experienced at least one viral contamination event between 1985 and 2018.
Cerebellum Does “Quality Control” for Our Thoughts: Study
Cerebellum Does “Quality Control” for Our Thoughts: Study
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
FMRI data uncover wide variation in network organization between individuals in this oft-neglected brain region.
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.
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
Abby Olena | Dec 14, 2017
With many probes being seriously flawed, Probe Miner helps researchers find those that are most specific and effective for manipulating their chosen proteins.
Journal Cleans Up Image Archives
Journal Cleans Up Image Archives
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Molecular and Cellular Biology has found numerous errors after launching a retrospective sweep of the figures it’s published in recent years. 
Stem Cells Off the Line
Stem Cells Off the Line
Ronnda L. Bartel | Mar 31, 2014
Researchers work to improve the efficiency of cell therapy manufacturing, while developing procedures to ensure consistent quality.    
 
Bogus Isomer Vendors Identified
Sabrina Richards | May 25, 2012
Pharma company publishes a list of 17 companies known to have sold the incorrect isomer of the kinase inhibitor bosutinib.
Mismarketed Chemical Causes Concern
Sabrina Richards | May 13, 2012
An incorrect isomer of the kinase inhibitor bosutinib is circulating in the biomedical research community, potentially throwing doubt on study results.