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Ivan Oransky


Ivan Oransky joined Spectrum in 2020, having previously served in editorial leadership roles at outlets including Medscape, Reuters Health and Scientific American. He is a distinguished writer in
residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where he teaches medical journalism, and co-founder of Retraction Watch, which reports on scientific retractions. He earned
his B.A. in biology at Harvard University and his M.D. at New York University.

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November 2023
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Welcome to The Transmitter

by  /  13 November 2023

We aim to deliver insights and tools to build bridges across neuroscience and propel research forward.

April 2022
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Journal retracts paper on plant beauty that cited autism study

by  /  25 April 2022

Previous Spectrum reporting called out this paper and several others — all on unrelated subjects — that mysteriously cite autism papers.