scientific method
How to Use P-Values Correctly
How to Use P-Values Correctly
Kerry Grens | Mar 9, 2016
The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.
Mind and Matter
Mind and Matter
Jo Marchant | Feb 1, 2016
Research suggests that a combination of mental power and conventional medicine may be better than either alone.
Book Excerpt from <em>Cure</em>
Book Excerpt from Cure
Jo Marchant | Feb 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Jo Marchant describes an interaction with a mother who embraced homeopathy as the jumping off point for writing about the scientific realities of alternative medicine.
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Kate Yandell | Nov 23, 2015
Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.
Organ Engineer Cleared of Misconduct
Organ Engineer Cleared of Misconduct
Bob Grant | Aug 31, 2015
The Karolinska Institute has rejected the conclusions of an earlier, independent investigation, finding regenerative medicine researcher Paolo Macchiarini not guilty of scientific misconduct.
The Rules of Replication
The Rules of Replication
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?
Researching Research
Researching Research
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2014
Stanford University starts new center to study how scientific research can be improved.
Men Trigger Mouse Stress
Men Trigger Mouse Stress
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2014
Mice become stressed in the presence of male, but not female, experimenters, triggering a physiological response that dampens pain.
NIH Tackles Irreproducibility
NIH Tackles Irreproducibility
Jef Akst | Jan 28, 2014
The federal agency speaks out about how to improve the quality of scientific research.
Retracing Steps
Retracing Steps
Aimee Swartz | Nov 11, 2013
Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.