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2014-08-18 03:30:17

Assumptions scrutinized On career damage and funding waste Leila Gray, HSNewsBeat University of Washington Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct. Yet few have tried to measure the costs to perpetrators and to society. A recent study calculated some of the career impacts, as well as federal funding wasted, when biomedical research papers are retracted. The results appear in the Aug. 15 issue of the journal eLife. In questioning common...

2014-05-15 08:38:32

Access to Plagiarism Detection Software Is Central to Efforts to Prevent Duplication, Ensure Originality and Integrity OAKLAND, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like most academic institutions, the University of Manitoba is deeply concerned about misconduct and committed to maintaining the highest integrity standards for students and faculty. To ensure academic integrity and avoid plagiarism, the University of Manitoba has integrated leading plagiarism detection technology...

2014-04-03 13:12:15

Individuals who wish to identify potential problems in the scientific literature can either choose to report their grievances privately (with the expectation that the issue will be appropriately handled) or they can post their accusations publicly. Clearly there are many reasons for dealing with unproven and potentially damaging allegations privately, however a new study suggests that when this route is followed a much smaller percentage of the allegations result in a correction to the...

2013-10-16 23:03:02

Dr. Marta Katalenas of the Pediatric Center of Round Rock contends that the recent increase in measles cases is a result of decisions made 15 years ago, based on bad information, fear, and the desire for notoriety. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Recently The Wall Street Journal reported on an epidemic of measles affecting children in the United Kingdom and on an outbreak close to home at a church in Texas. From November 2012 to July 2013 there has been 1,219 cases of measles in...

2013-10-01 17:59:42

Long-lived citation benefit, and an increase in data reuse over time is seen for gene expression studies A new study finds that papers with data shared in public gene expression archives received increased numbers of citations for at least five years. The large size of the study allowed the researchers to exclude confounding factors that have plagued prior studies of the effect and to spot a trend of increasing dataset reuse over time. The findings will be important in persuading...

2013-06-20 23:23:32

What if Andrew Wakefield was right? New film being produced by Jeff Hays and directed by Bobby Sheehan “Bought” Asks & Answers this Question and Uncovers the Hidden Facts about Vaccinations (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Jeff Hays today announced that principal photography has begun on the new documentary film — Bought. A new crowd funding campaign at indiegogo.com has an early trailer. Bought is a film dedicated to uncovering, exposing and highlighting the facts all...

2013-06-19 23:00:59

The Journal of Parasitology features a commentary on a case of image manipulation in a 2004 article published in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society. The article´s methodology and results have also been criticized, although it does not appear that the authors intentionally misrepresented the evidence. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The Journal of Parasitology — Although altering or improving photographs is common with today´s computer software, it creates...

Surge In Measles Cases Has English Health Experts Concerned
2013-05-21 15:12:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Health officials are concerned about the surge in measles over the years since controversial research emerged, linking the vaccine for the illness to autism. Public Health England (PHE) announced a few weeks ago that measles cases in England in the first three months of 2013 reached a staggering 587 by the end of March, following a record annual high of nearly 2,000 cases in 2012. According to PHE data, 94 percent of...

Study Finds Men Cheat More Than Women When It Comes To Science
2013-01-22 12:31:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study set to be published in the online journal mBio today claims that, statistically, men can´t be trusted when it comes to scientific research. According to research from Rutgers University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, male researchers are more likely to commit scientific fraud than their female counterparts. What´s more, this misconduct occurs at each rung of the...

Child Immunizations Can Be Increased With Regular Reminders
2013-01-08 09:57:36

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It was just about 14 years ago that a study published in the prestigious English medical journal The Lancet unleashed a firestorm of paranoia that swept new and expecting parents. At the time, it appeared to researcher Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues that there was a connection between the child immunization program for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and the diagnosis of autism. Wakefield´s contention was that the MMR...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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