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The PubPeer Stars of Weizmann Institute

Journals generally avoid acting on data manipulation, unless forced to by investigations from universities and research institutions. The Lancet‘s current stance on Macchiarini (and previously Wakefield) affair is probably the most dangerous… 4,234 more words

Research Integrity

Phys .org: New gene catalog of ocean microbiome reveals surprises

Phys.org: New gene catalog of ocean microbiome reveals surprises . “Microbes dominate the planet, especially the ocean, and help support the entire marine food web. In a recent report published in Nature Microbiology, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) oceanography professor Ed DeLong and his team report the largest single-site microbiome gene catalog constructed to date.”

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Cancer Researcher Interview

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Tell us about your background. How did you end up in such an offbeat, unconventional and unusual career?

I was drawn to biology and chemistry from very early on in life. 386 more words


Immunologist Interview

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What do you do?

Skin cancer, esophageal cancer, and endometriosis are all on Madhavi Kadakia’s hit list. The Wright State University researcher has been using high-tech equipment and her expertise in genetics to help diagnose and treat these sometimes deadly diseases. 964 more words


News in brief: micro robots heal mice; Scottish Parliament hacked; Google Allo on desktops

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Micro robots heal infections in mice

Micro robots could soon be used to administer drugs to fight diseases. 450 more words

Security Threats

Scientists identify gene that controls immune response to chronic viral infections

For nearly 20 years, Tatyana Golovkina, PhD, a microbiologist, geneticist and immunologist at the University of Chicago, has been working on a particularly thorny problem: Why are some people and animals able to fend off persistent viral infections while others can’t? 808 more words

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