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Article ID: 665728

Evaluation of Scientific Rigor in Animal Research

PLOS

The “reproducibility crisis” in biomedical research has led to questions about the scientific rigor in animal research, and thus the ethical justification of animal experiments. In research publishing in the Open Access journals PLOS Biology and PLOS ONE on December 2nd, 2016, researchers from the University of Bern have assessed scientific rigor in animal experimentation in Switzerland. The study, commissioned by the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), found widespread deficiencies in the reporting of experimental methodology.

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1-Dec-2016 9:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 665637

College Students Use Non-Traditional Avenues to Augment Research Funding

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Students are using non-traditional funding sources to augment their research projects. The following NMSU students are using outside sources: Grace Smith Vidaurre is using Experiment.com; Brian Ramos-Guivas used Instrumentl in the past and is now using GoFundMe; Sativa Cruz, a recent graduate, used GoFundMe.

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Article ID: 662538

Case for Quality Issues First Report on Comparative Analysis of Medical Device Quality

Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)

The Case for Quality, a collaboration between FDA, the medical device industry, healthcare providers and quality experts, released today its first report on the feasibility and effectiveness of using standardized medical device performance data and analytic techniques to help hospitals better compare and evaluate product quality.

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11-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 661102

GBSI’s Workshop Gathers 100+ Biomedical Research Experts at Asilomar to Develop the First Practical, Implementable Antibody Validation Guidelines

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) gathers 100+ biomedical research experts from around the world next week at the scientifically historic Asilomar Conference Grounds in California for a workshop to discuss, define and vote on the first detailed standardized guidelines for validating research antibodies. Antibody Validation: Standards, Policies, and Practices will build upon the conceptual framework published September 5, in Nature Methods, in order to establish practical, applicable and implementable antibody validation guidelines. A webcast press briefing will present broad consensus-based outcomes September 28. Follow along on Twitter with #AbValidate.

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Article ID: 660901

Crowd-Sourcing in Research: Wildlife Diseases Challenge Grant

University of Akron

When Experiment.com, an online platform for funding scientific discoveries, decided to issue a grant challenge addressing wildlife diseases, they invited UA’s own Dr. Hazel Barton, professor of biology and geoscience, to submit a project. Barton is recognized as having one of the world’s preeminent cave microbiology labs and has been studying white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal infection that is killing millions of hibernating North American bats.

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15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658763

Preventing Mass Extinctions of Big Mammals Will Require Immediate Action

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Preventing the extinction of gorillas, rhinoceroses, elephants, lions, tigers, wolves, bears and the world's other largest mammals will require bold political action and financial commitments from nations worldwide. In an article in the journal BioScience, 43 wildlife experts write that without immediate changes, many of the Earth's most iconic species will be lost.

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9-Aug-2016 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 657297

Race, Not Gender, Is Key Factor in NIH Awards

University of Kansas

Race not gender appears to be the most significant factor influencing the award of a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas economist.

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15-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 648296

Room for Improvement in End-of-Life Care, Rethinking Hospital Alarms and more in the Healthcare News Source

Newswise

Get the latest research and features in healthcare, including hospital administration, patient care, and health economics in Newswise's Healthcare News Source.

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2-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 653701

Top Stories 5-17-2016

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17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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