The importance of scientific disclosure of evidence in research
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Imagine a world without scientific disclosure of evidence in research. Remember that the world as people know it today is changing because of current advances in scientific evidence, as well as many other revelations of scientific truth, over the years. Academic training as a professional...
By: Michael Totten
Scientists do not release their raw data in their published studies. Instead, they describe their methods of data collection and analysis, and show the final results of that analysis. Disclosing the methods and evidence is extremely important for assessing the validity of scientific research. Why...
By: Patricia Jankowski
Pellagra, a disease which is characterized by diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and finally, death (the four D’s), is believed to have been first described by Gasper Casal, a doctor in Asturias, Spain, in 1735. It was seen in southern Europe and the Mediterranean area for...
Federal appeals court rules embryonic stem cell research is legal
By: Elizabeth M Young
Embryonic stem cell research offers some people a chance at life and while others believe that such work takes a life. Many are unhappy with research that uses embryos and destroys them in the process as they consider each embryo to be a living person...
Advances in medical science that help heal wounded troops
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Medical treatment on the battlefield has come a long way since the field amputations and gangrene of the 19th, and even early 20th, century. Accompanying the increased firepower and explosive force being used against soldiers, have been advances in the medical treatment of wounded troops...
What is the Reproducibility Initiative? 
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A major step in scientific research is the confirmation of experimental results. Studies are replicated to ensure that their results are not due to errors or fraud. However, this process is time-consuming, expensive, and potentially biased. Having an accepted and inexpensive way to independently confirm...
Study says boys are entering puberty at a younger age
By: John Atchison
For those who have the joy of being parents, watching children grow up is perhaps one of the most rewarding parts of the job. In the case of having boys, it is watching them grow from little tykes into maturing teenagers. One thing that many...
By: Christyl Rivers
Some people experience red as both a color and a scent. Some people can taste a spicy curry sauce when they hear a specific melody. Some people can both see and hear, and even taste, a silent object just by reading the word: “desk...
Scientists: Without meat human brains would not have grown
By: Terrence Aym
A remarkable thing happened some 800,000 years ago: some primates began eating meat and cooking food and that likely led to larger brains and modern-day humans.Recent research has tended to suggest that meat played an important role in the development of Man and...
Why stem cell research should be supported
By: Christyl Rivers
Stem cell research supporters say that defeating lethal disease such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and more is of greater societal value than protecting “potential” human life. In the debate, there is also the possibility of non-embryo invasive answers, but these are...

 

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