Tag: publishing

August 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

Quest for autism biomarkers faces steep statistical challenges

by ,  /  23 August 2016

Finding a difference between people with and without autism is only the first step toward identifying a clinically useful marker of the condition.

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Week of AugustAug
8th
2016
News / Spotted

Political science; dedicated digs; name game

by  /  12 August 2016

Every week, scientists publish new studies reporting differences between people with and without autism. Many of these studies involve some form of biological test — for example, a brain scan, a blood test or a measure of eye movements. Coverage of these studies in academia and the popular media often suggests that the test in […]

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Week of AugustAug
1st
2016
News / Spotted

Testosterone test; enhancement stance; retirement pan

by  /  5 August 2016

A new study casts doubt on the ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism, Americans are worried about gene editing, and a Pasteur Institute clash raises questions about scientists’ age.

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July 2016
Week of JulyJul
18th
2016
News / Spotted

Fake facilitation; third strike; Pokémon passion

by  /  22 July 2016

An autism researcher retracts her third paper in as many years, scientists write fraudulent reviews of their own papers, and Pokémon Go boosts social skills in children with autism.

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Week of JulyJul
11th
2016
News / Spotted

Brexit break-ups; little impact; micro medicine

by  /  15 July 2016

Scientists are excluding U.K. colleagues from studies; a life sciences publisher abandons the ‘impact factor;’ and a new open-access journal makes its debut.

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June 2016
News

Finally, biologists get serious about preprints

by  /  17 June 2016

Autism researchers are leading the charge for open sharing of results before publication in peer-reviewed journals.

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Week of JuneJun
6th
2016
News / Spotted

Antidepressant test; federally funded flop; budget boost

by  /  10 June 2016

A new blood test could personalize depression treatment, a journalist dissects the demise of a large children’s study, and the National Institutes of Health budget may grow by $2 billion.

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Week of MayMay
30th
2016
News / Spotted

Care co-op; biased psychotherapists; funding failure

by  /  3 June 2016

A training program leads physicians to screen more children for autism, psychotherapists may discriminate against the working class, and a lack of federal funding leaves children with autism underserved.

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May 2016
Week of MayMay
23rd
2016
News / Spotted

Tissue tussle; adult inattention; printed hand

by  /  27 May 2016

Proposed changes to federal ethics rules spark concerns among researchers, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be different in adults, and an artist plans to print a three-dimensional hand using stem cells.

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Week of MayMay
2nd
2016
News / Spotted

Abilify alert; long-lived embryos; Missing publications

by  /  6 May 2016

An autism drug can cause compulsion problems, embryos survive a record 13 days in culture, and the results from some clinical trials languish for too long.

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