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  • A Publication Dilemma

    Here’s a tricky situation that a reader of the blog has run into. To their dismay, a paper has just appeared in an open-access journal that seems to dupli… Read More
  • The Predatory Beat Goes On

    I’m not the least bit surprised by this effort. The predatory junk journals will do what ever they can think of to bring in customers and cash, with no re… Read More
  • Read, And Read the Odd Stuff

    This article gets across a truth that many people have heard as a piece of advice, but find hard to follow: read the scientific literature widely. Perhaps the b… Read More
  • Curcumin Will Waste Your Time

    I really enjoyed reading this article in J. Med. Chem. on curcumin. (Update: here’s the take over at Practical Fragments). That’s a well-known natur… Read More
  • Watson and Pfizer

    I have wondered several times around here about how (and if) IBM’s Watson platform is going to be able to help out with drug discovery, and it looks like… Read More
  • A Field Guide to Authorship Fraud

    Here’s a good overview at Nautilus of the various sorts of authorship fraud that takes place with scientific publications. The authors, Adam Marcus of Gas… Read More
  • Wholesale Clinical Data Fabrication

    Here’s a disturbing analysis of a long series of clinical trials conducted by Yoshihiro Sato and co-workers in Japan. As described in this article at Stat… Read More
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