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Point of View: Four erroneous beliefs thwarting more trustworthy research
Mark Yarborough et al.
Strategies to improve public trust in biomedical research are being hindered by a scientific mindset that stifles interest in reform.
Genetics and Genomics
Mosquitos: The taste of water
W Daniel Tracey
Female mosquitos require a specific ion-channel protein to sense the presence of fresh water in which they can lay their eggs.
Computational and Systems Biology
Meta-Research: Incidences of problematic cell lines are lower in papers that use RRIDs to identify cell lines
Zeljana Babic et al.
The use of Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) improves the proper use of cell lines in the biomedical literature.
Living Science: Owning your mistakes
Most scientists admit to their errors but, as Eve Marder explains, the scientific community as a whole needs to rethink the way it recognizes achievement.
Cerebellar Malformation: Deficits in early neural tube identity found in CHARGE syndrome
Parthiv Haldipur, Kathleen J Millen
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Science Forum: Addressing selective reporting of experiments through predefined exclusion criteria
Kleber Neves, Olavo B Amaral
Researchers should define in advance the criteria for excluding the results of experiments that 'did not work' from articles.
Epidemiology and Global Health
Science Forum: Unit of analysis issues in laboratory-based research
Nick R Parsons et al.
A simulation study is used to demonstrate how mistakes in identifying the experimental unit and the unit of analysis can lead to incorrect analyses and inappropriate inferences when reporting research studies.
Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Vaccine Design: Chimeras could help in the fight against leptospirosis
Jademilson C Santos, Ana Lucia TO Nascimento
Understanding the structure of an antigen can guide the design of improved antigen-based vaccines.
Peer Review: Decisions, decisions
Journals are exploring new approaches to peer review in order to reduce bias, increase transparency and respond to author preferences.
Human Biology and Medicine
Adverse Drug Reactions: The benefits of data mining
Audrey Bone, Keith Houck
Careful analysis of a database populated by physicians and patients sheds new light on the side effects of drugs.
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