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  1. 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.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    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.
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    1. 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.
  2. Living Science: Owning your mistakes

    Eve Marder
    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.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    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.
    1. 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.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. 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.
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  3. Peer Review: Decisions, decisions

    Peter Rodgers
    Journals are exploring new approaches to peer review in order to reduce bias, increase transparency and respond to author preferences.
    1. 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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