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  • The Magic of Peer Review

    Here’s an article at Vox about the problems with scientific peer review, and I have to say, it’s pretty accurate. After going over how it’s s… Read More
  • Gaps Where a Book Might Fit?

    So what, in your opinion, are the biggest gaps in knowledge that new people entering drug research have? I ask because I had a request from a publisher, whoR… Read More
  • Screen Carefully

    This recent paper asks the question “Can Invalid Bioactives Undermine Natural-Product Based Drug Discovery?” And as any of you who’ve done any… Read More
  • More Fake Journal Sleaze

    Here’s one for the fake-journal files: Tom Spears at the Ottawa Citizen has found a shady online journal (The “Journal of Spectroscopy and Molecular… Read More
  • Thoughts on Reproducibility

    As you’ll have heard, the Reproducibility Initiative has come out with data on their attempts to replicate a variety of studies (98 of them from three dif… Read More
  • A Terrifically Bad Promotional Idea

    Ben Goldacre reports on a new frontier in advertising laboratory reagents. Cyagen, one of the supply houses for biological supplies and reagents, sent out a not… Read More
  • Scams, Attended By Frauds

    A puzzled reader sent along this notice of a meeting next month in London. It’s ostensibly on natural products, but he noted a conspicuous lack of anyone… Read More
  • Publication Bias

    Replication of scientific results is a big deal these days, as anyone following the scientific literature is aware. Actually, you don’t have to even be do… Read More
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