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Newswise: Using Statistics Ethically to Combat
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    19-Feb-2017 8:00 AM EST

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Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

Georgetown University Medical Center

A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists' experiments as well as their own. Georgetown University’s Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is on a mission to help change that by promoting ethical statistical practices. She’ll lead a panel discussion on the topic Sunday at the AAAS meeting in Boston.

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13-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 661988

Nobel Prize-Winning Science Is Key to Georgetown Neurotherapeutic Research

Georgetown University Medical Center

Today, the 2016 Nobel Prize in the category of medicine or physiology was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy,” a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. In describing autophagy, the prize committee says, “Intense research is now ongoing to develop drugs that can target autophagy in various diseases.” Some of that work is well underway at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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3-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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