Tag: publishing

November 2015
Week of NovemberNov
9th
2015
News / Spotted

CRISPR’s climb; spotlight on sexism; aging with autism

by  /  13 November 2015

Controversy continues to swirl around CRISPR, sexism in science receives much-needed attention on social media, and adults with autism fear the future.

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Week of NovemberNov
2nd
2015
News / Spotted

Inspecting impact; baby bump; defining ‘spectrum’

by  /  6 November 2015

The infamous ‘impact factor’ does not capture a study’s true influence, an ambitious baby study halts eight months in, and a ‘spectrum’ may not be the best model for autism.

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September 2015
Week of SeptemberSep
7th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Screening support, editing ethics

by  /  11 September 2015

The debate over whether to screen all toddlers for autism rages on, and a team of ethicists thinks editing the genomes of human embryos is okay.

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Week of AugustAug
31st
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Replication fail; remembering Oliver Sacks

by  /  4 September 2015

Two-thirds of psychology studies can’t be replicated, and the world loses the great Oliver Sacks.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Time for some soul-searching in science

by  /  1 September 2015

Scientists should slow down and return to the basic tenets of research to regain the public’s trust.

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August 2015
News

Pooling autism brain imaging data can distort results

by  /  31 August 2015

Combining data from different brain scanners can lead to false findings if variation between the machines is not taken into account, according to a new study.

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Week of AugustAug
24th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Screening stance; outlawed words

by  /  28 August 2015

The debate about autism screening resurges, and psychologists want to blacklist the term “autism epidemic.”

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Week of AugustAug
17th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Phony reviews; tracking trials

by  /  21 August 2015

Springer pulled 64 studies over faked peer reviews, and positive clinical trial results are hard to find.

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July 2015
Week of JulyJul
20th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: CRISPR crisis; tools of the trade

by  /  24 July 2015

Editing the genome has never been easier, and theories about the brain are inextricably tied to technology.

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June 2015
Week of JuneJun
22nd
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Rebranding oxytocin; marsupial madness

by  /  26 June 2015

The ‘love hormone’ oxytocin needs a scientific makeover, and left-handed kangaroos don’t have autism.

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