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  1. Choosing good problems is essential for being a good scientist. But what is a good problem, and how do you choose one? The subject is not usually discussed explicitly within our profession. Scientists are expected to be smart enough to figure it out…
  2. There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of…
  3. Error bars commonly appear in figures in publications, but experimental biologists are often unsure how they should be used and interpreted. In this article we illustrate some basic features of error bars and explain how they can help communicate…
  4. Torrissen, O., Glover, K. A., Haug, T., Misund, O. A., Skaug, H. J., and Kaiser, M. Good ethics or political and cultural censoring in science? – ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fss016. Peer-reviewed journals are the cornerstones…
  5. Schizophrenia is a major mental disorder characterized by functional impairment and the presentation, persistence, and severity of symptoms. Characterized as a brain disorder, the etiology of schizophrenia remains elusive. Nevertheless, neuroimaging…
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  7. Xavier Bosch and colleagues expand upon a recent analysis by Simon Stern and Trudo Lemmens in PLoS Medicine and outline areas in which authors participating in medical ghostwriting could be held legally liable.
  8. Japanese biologist found poisoned at his bench.
  9. An investigation by a French ecologist into papers authored by Serge Valentin Pangou, director of the Study and Research Group on Biological Diversity in the Republic of the Congo, concluded that at least nine contained material plagiarized from…
  10. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used and broadly researched of the complementary and alternative therapies, but high-quality trials generally show no benefit over sham acupuncture. Many would view this result as evidence of ineffectiveness for…
  11. Stem-cell researchers targeted by e-mails from unidentified group.
  12. Pathology records are at the centre of a new disagreement over disgraced medic Andrew Wakefield.