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Ivan Oransky Verified

New York and Northampton, MA
Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today
As seen in:  Reuters

VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; co-founder, @macfound-funded @RetractionWatch; journalism adjunct, NYU; VP, AHCJ

PNAS lifts narcissism embargo early after wire service story breaks it

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Is breaking an embargo a symptom of narcissism? From the top of an email sent at 2:14 p.m Eastern Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) to its media list Monday, 46 minutes before the embargo on the study in question was scheduled to lift: PNAS is lifting the embargo early...

About to post a story on a Nature study? Check that embargo time again

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Most weeks of the year, the embargo for the print issue of Nature would be lifting right now -- at 1 p.m. Eastern -- and many websites and wire services would be full of stories reporting on Nature studies. Today, however, anyone who posts before 2 p.m. Eastern will be breaking an embargo.

PNAS lifts embargo on cancer detection study after reporting by Sunday Times, Daily Mail

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early yesterday on a study of a potential new blood marker for cancer after two newspapers reported on the findings before the scheduled lift time of 3 p.m. Eastern today. Here's the top of an email sent to reporters yesterday: Due to an...

The envelope, please: The history of the Oscars and embargoes

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Anyone who has watched the Oscars, which will be awarded tonight, is familiar with the phrase "the envelope, please." But things weren't always kept secret, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reminds us. For the first Academy Awards, in 1929: There was little suspense when the awards were presented that night: the recipients...

eReader bedtime study subject of 11th embargo break at PNAS this year

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The top of an email from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to reporters this morning: Due to an embargo break, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo: eReading before bed Use of light-emitting eReaders and other electronic light before bedtime may...

Does Stem Cell Research Have A Retraction Problem?

Scams Prompt Attempt to Plug Holes in Scientific Publishing System

nature.com — When a handful of authors were caught reviewing their own papers, it exposed weaknesses in modern publishing systems. Editors are trying to plug the holes.

Watch the lime juice when drinking Corona: skin doc

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning Bottles of Mexico's world famous Corona beer speed past a worker in the bottling line of Mexico City's Modelo brewery May 19, 2004. Well, according to a dermatology journal out today, he may have been in for worse than a surprise: a nasty skin reaction that one doctor is calling "Mexican beer dermatitis."

Colon cancer study embargo lifted early after “gremlin in the machinery” leads to break

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The embargo on a colon cancer presentation at a Barcelona conference was lifted early Thursday after inadvertent breaks. On Thursday morning, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) media consultant Emma Mason sent the following message to her press list: Due to an embargo break by Spanish language media, we are lifting the embargo...

Triclosan study marks PNAS’s tenth embargo break this year

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Although it didn't lead to an early embargo lift, a university press office and a local news site broke the embargo today on a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) study of whether the soap ingredient triclosan causes liver damage in mice. A press release from the University of California, Davis, where the...
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Mar 27, 2015

Author is unhappy that US researchers get credit for discovering something 1st described by Europeans ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25789583 via @DegenRolf

Mar 27, 2015

Honored to be at #Neals to see presentation of award named for my former @medpagetoday colleague Marianne Mattera pic.twitter.com/AmGMt8NnkB

Mar 26, 2015

Time to "protect state workers from interference in the conduct & reporting of scientific findings:" @Marcia4Science sciencemag.org/content/347/62…

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