Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Upshot Supported by The New Health Care A look at the system’s weaknesses, and possible ways to combat them. ByAaron E. Carroll Nov. 5, 2018 Even before the recent news that a group of researchers managed to get several ridiculous fake studies published in reputable academic journals, people have been aware of problems with peer review. Throwing out the system — which deems whether research is robust and worth being published — would do more harm than good. But it makes sense to be aware of peer review’s potential weaknesses. Reviewers may be overworked and underprepared. Although they’re experts in the subject they are reading about, they get no specific training to do peer review, and are rarely paid for it. With 2.5 million peer-reviewed papers There is evidence that reviewers are not always … [Read more...] about Peer Review: The Worst Way to Judge Research, Except for All the Others
Request for Proposal: NHRC Post Graduate Research Grant: Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) was established in 1991 as an autonomous body to promote health research in Nepal. One of the main functions of the council is capacity development of national researchers in the area of health research methodology. The Council provides research grants to Nepalese postgraduate students, faculties and national researchers to enhance their capacities in conducting studies in areas related to national health priorities. The research grants are also expected to bridge the local evidence gap for health decisionmaking at national and sub-national level. Purpose The purpose of NHRC Post Graduate Research Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) is to support innovative research studies on Health and Medical Sciences from eligible Nepali citizens (as outlined in section 5 of this RFP). Grant Scope The research grant seeks proposal that will contribute to bridging the evidence gap in areas of health … [Read more...] about Request for Proposal: NHRC Post Graduate Research Grant
Khristi Zimmeth Special to The Detroit News Published 4:50 PM EDT Nov 1, 2018 “It was a wedding gift from my father’s best friend,” Brian Beaudin recently told expert Brian Thomczek at an appraisal session held at the Michigan Design Center in Troy. “We were married on May 24, 1987.” The item in question? A 24-by-30-inch World War II poster, which has “Jam Handy” and “1943” written in pencil on the back. The front reads: “Here’s The Fellow Who Brings You Back Alive” and “The Gunner.” Beaudin knew some history of Jam Handy, who lived from 1886 to 1983 and was a one-time Olympic swimmer. “He used to do World War II posters and other promotional items from a building near the General Motors Building downtown,” he explained to the appraiser. Thomczek said he was familiar with the name and did some further research on Handy, adding that “He did a lot of film work and General Motors … [Read more...] about Trash or Treasure: World War II poster collectible even without affiliation
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGina Kolata Oct. 29, 2018 For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard. Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States. But Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, his former employers, this month accused Dr. Anversa and his laboratory of extensive scientific malpractice. More than 30 research studies produced over more than a decade contain falsified or fabricated data, officials concluded, and should be retracted. Last year the hospital paid a $10 million settlement to the federal government after the Department of Justice alleged that Dr. … [Read more...] about He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says His Lab Fabricated Research.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByCharles Ornstein and Katie Thomas Oct. 12, 2018 This article was reported and written in collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit journalism organization. Top researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have filed at least six corrections with medical journals recently, divulging financial relationships with health care companies that they did not previously disclose. The hospital’s chief executive, Dr. Craig B. Thompson, disclosed his relationship with companies including the drug maker Merck, and Dr. Jedd Wolchok, a noted pioneer in cancer immunotherapy, listed his affiliations with 31 companies. The corrections followed the resignation in September of Dr. José Baselga, the cancer center’s chief medical officer, who had failed to disclose his company ties … [Read more...] about Sloan Kettering Researchers Correct the Record by Revealing Company Ties