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  • More Rough Alzheimer’s News

    Man, Alzheimer’s. That’s my reaction to yesterday’s news in the field. Merck started things off with news of their last-ditch attempt to see i… Read More
  • Where Does the News Hype Come From?

    From Chris Chambers on Twitter (of Cardiff Univ.) come some very important points about press coverage of scientific results. I often make references here to m… Read More
  • A Hard Look At Liquid Biopsies

    This new paper has generated a lot of headlines (Science news writeup here). It reports work on the long-sought “liquid biopsy” idea for cancer scre… Read More
  • Neurotrope: A Shameful PR Stunt

    There was some Alzheimer’s news the other day, but it wasn’t actually about Alzheimer’s. Not very much. It was more about hype, press releases… Read More
  • The Limits of Big Data

    I fear that mentioning the phrase “Big Data” in the first sentence of a blog post will make half the potential readers suddenly remember that they h… Read More
  • Not So Verily

    The folks at Stat clearly have some good sources inside Google’s Verily startup. They ran a story back in March about problems with the CEO (blogged about… Read More
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