Most scientists I know get a chuckle out of the Journal of Irreproducible Results (JIR), a humor journal that often parodies scientific papers. Back in the day, we used to chuckle at articles like "Any Eye for an Eye for an Arm and a Leg: Applied Dysfunctional Measurement" and "A Double Blind Efficacy Trial of Placebos, Extra Strength Placebos and Generic Placebos." (What saddens me is that this is basically what research into so-called “complementary and alternative medicine,” now more frequently referred to as “integrative medicine” boils down to.) Unfortunately, these days, reporting on science is giving the impression that the JIR is a little too close to the truth, at least when it comes to reproduciblity, so much so that the issue even has its own name and Wikipedia entry: Replication (or reproducibility) crisis. It's a topic I had been meaning to write about again for a while. Fortunately, A recent survey published in Nature under the clickbait title … [Read more...] about Is there a reproducibility “crisis” in biomedical research?
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About Jeff Porter Jeff Porter is the director of education for AHCJ and plays a lead role in planning conferences, workshops and other training events. He also leads the organization's data collection and data instruction efforts. View all posts by Jeff Porter → Bus rides in Baltimore for Health Journalism 2019 attendees are offering visits to a clinic focusing on serving sex workers, a design studio bringing biomedical engineering ideas to life and a regenerative medicine lab. They’ll have the chance to practice hands-on administration of Narcan and see firsthand innovative ways to provide health care to the homeless. Those are just some of the offerings of two optional daylong field trips to Johns Hopkins University sites – Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and university labs – plus Baltimore’s Health Care for the Homeless site. Photo: Health Care for the Homeless One field trip will stop at the Health … [Read more...] about Health Journalism 2019 field trips offer high-tech research, real-life health care
first post details how I came about to ask this question when launching my independent research laboratory. The second post details the life and careers of the legendary physician-scientist pioneer, Dr. Florence Rena Sabin. Today, we take up a discussion where we will finally learn the origin of HeLa S3 cells, complete with original literature citations. A recapprevious discussion with the final and still-productive years of Dr. Florence Rena Sabin. After graduating from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1900, Dr. Sabin embarked on a nearly 40-year career at Hopkins and now-Rockefeller University, elucidating the developmental origin of the lymphatics and antibody responses to tuberculosis and training a generation of physician-scientists. She was truly a pioneer, becoming the first woman to be appointed to faculty at Johns Hopkins, their first female full professor, the first female full member (full prof-equivalent) at Rockefeller, and the first woman invited to join the National … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between HeLa and HeLa S3 cells? Part III: Theodore “Ted” Puck, PhD, and the first clonal isolation of human tumor cells
BUSINESS 12/14/2018 09:47 am ET The earliest mentions of tainted J&J talc that Reuters found come from 1957 and 1958 reports by a consulting lab. Lisa Girion LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a signature of exposure to asbestos. And she knew it afflicted mostly men who inhaled asbestos dust in mines and industries such as shipbuilding that used the carcinogen before its risks were understood. Coker, 52 years old, had raised two daughters and was running a massage school in Lumberton, a small town in eastern Texas. How had she been exposed to asbestos? “She wanted answers,” her daughter Cady Evans said. Fighting for every breath and in crippling pain, Coker hired Herschel Hobson, a personal-injury lawyer. He homed in on a suspect: the … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos In Baby Powder, Didn’t Report To FDA