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    22-Jan-2013 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 598246

Men More Likely Than Women to Commit Scientific Fraud

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Male scientists are far more likely to commit fraud than females and the fraud occurs across the career spectrum, from trainees to senior faculty. The analysis of professional misconduct was co-led by a researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and was published today in the online journal mBio.

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18-Jan-2013 3:05 PM EST
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    10-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 597955

Ethical Dilemmas in Social Network-Based Research

Tufts University

The growing trend towards conducting research on youths as they use social networking sites like Facebook raises ethical questions in academia. Guidelines and best practices are lacking.

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10-Jan-2013 12:00 PM EST
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    28-Nov-2012 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 596455

New Studies Show Moral Judgments Quicker, More Extreme than Practical Ones—But Also Flexible

New York University

Judgments we make with a moral underpinning are made more quickly and are more extreme than those same judgments based on practical considerations, a new set of studies finds. However, the findings also show that judgments based on morality can be readily shifted and made with other considerations in mind.

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26-Nov-2012 9:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    26-Nov-2012 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 596403

Federal Government and Big Pharma Seen as Increasingly Diminished Source of Research Funding

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a commentary to be published in the Dec. 12 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, two Johns Hopkins faculty members predict an ever-diminishing role for government and drug company funding of basic biomedical research and suggest scientists look to “innovative” kinds of private investment for future resources. Current negotiations in Washington over sequestration and the so-called “fiscal cliff” provide an opportunity to fundamentally rethink the funding of biomedical research, they say.

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21-Nov-2012 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 596339

Social Media Changing Collaborative Research

University of Alabama Huntsville

Scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville are using a collaboration portal designed to encourage collaborative “open science” by providing scientists with the capability to easily organize, discover, and share data, tools and information.

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20-Nov-2012 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 595967

Physicians Fail to Disclose Conflicts of Interest on Social Media

Johns Hopkins Medicine

As the use of Twitter and other social media by physicians and patients rises, more and more physicians seem to forget to do what many consider crucial for building doctor-patient trust: disclose potential conflicts of interest. However, physicians are not entirely at fault: prominent medical societies have failed to lay out comprehensive guidelines for physicians on when and how to disclose a conflict of interest when utilizing social media.

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12-Nov-2012 9:30 AM EST
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    7-Nov-2012 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 595779

Scientific Progress Could be Casualty in Public Health vs. Privacy Debate Over Newborn Blood Samples, Experts Warn

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

The tremendous potential public health benefits of research with blood samples left over after routine newborn screening must not be lost amidst controversy and litigation, say medical and bioethics experts in a commentary published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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5-Nov-2012 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 595827

Study Reveals Declining Influence of High Impact Factor Journals

Universite de Montreal

The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world, such as Cell, Nature, Science, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), have less and less influence amongst scientists, according to a paper co-authored by Vincent Larivière, a professor at the University of Montreal’s School of Library and Information Sciences.

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7-Nov-2012 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 595781

Healthcare Ethics Consultants Share Lessons Learned

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Healthcare ethics consultants are called upon in the most difficult of circumstances; where do they turn for advice? The American Society For Bioethics and Humanities’ Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Committee (CECA) is taking a community approach, creating an online forum for feedback and shared experiences to accompany a paper published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Ethics.

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5-Nov-2012 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 595654

New Way to Measure Ethics of Ads is Developed at Penn State

Dick Jones Communications

The advertising ethicality evaluative map (AEEM), conceived by Lee Ahern of Penn State’s College of Communications, separates individual advertisements on a four-quadrant map to enable people to see which ads may be problematic.

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1-Nov-2012 11:40 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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