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New York and Northampton, MA
Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today

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

Half of biomedical research studies don't stand up to scrutiny

theconversation.com — What if I told you that half of the studies published in scientific journals today - the ones upon which news coverage of medical advances is often based - won't hold up under scrutiny? You might say I had gone mad.
Jul 28, 2015

Half of biomedical research studies don’t stand up to scrutiny: What we need to do about that theconversation.com/half-of-biomed… me in @us_conversation

Jul 28, 2015

Bad Science News: Half of biomedical research studies don't stand up to scrutiny - $15B a year in wasted tax dollars. theconversation.com/half-of-biomed…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Half of biomedical research studies don’t stand up to scrutiny: What we need to do about that theconversation.com/half-of-biomed… me in @us_conversation

Nature runs with another short embargo. This time, Science played along, too.

embargowatch.wordpress.com — A bit more than a month ago, I wrote about a 29-hour embargo for a Nature paper on the Kennewick Man that made a number of reporters pretty angry. Today, the embargo lifted on another Nature paper -- also involving the origins of peoples in North America -- just 29 hours after the paper was...

Weekend reads: How to publish in Nature; social media circumvents peer review; impatience leads to fakery

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at why a fraudster's papers continued to earn citations after he went to prison, and criticism of Science by hundreds of researchers. Here's what was happening elsewhere: Want to publish in Nature? Here's how to write a title and abstract.

Former ISU scientist's stiff fraud sentence sends message

desmoinesregister.com — How long should a scientist who cheats spend in prison? If you're Dong-Pyou Han, the answer is nearly five years, according to a federal judge who sentenced the researcher Wednesday to 57 months in prison for misusing taxpayer funds. Han has admitted to cooking data using government grant money to make the AIDS vaccine he was working on look more effective.
Jul 01, 2015

HIV vaccine scientist’s stiff fraud sentence sends message: @armarcus and I opine on the Han case in @DMRegister desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/…

Jul 01, 2015

Former ISU scientist's stiff fraud sentence sends message dmreg.co/1ItRQYj via @DMRegister

Jul 02, 2015

RT @medpagetoday: Dong-Pyou Han will spend nearly 5 years in jail for faking data on an AIDS vaccine dmreg.co/1IRktu1 via @DMRegister

PubPeer Selections: correction for Cell paper on stem cells; why omit controls; peer review report surfaces

retractionwatch.com — Here's another installment of PubPeer Selections: "We have contacted the journal editors and agreed an erratum which will be published shortly," writes Austin Smith, last author of a Cell paper on stem cells. "These controls were not included in the manuscript as we felt that it would be too confusing for the readers..."

No self control? Daily Mail story forces PNAS to lift ideology-self control paper embargo early

embargowatch.wordpress.com — For the fifth time this year, PNAS has lifted the embargo early on a paper today because of a story published before the embargo was scheduled to lift. About an hour before the 3 p.m. Eastern embargo, the journal sent this to its press list: PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper....

Weekend reads: Duplication rampant in cancer research?; meet the data detective; journals behaving badly

retractionwatch.com — This week saw us profiled in The New York Times and de Volkskrant, and the introduction of our new staff writer. We also launched The Retraction Watch Leaderboard. Here's what was happening elsewhere: Are a quarter of basic cancer studies full of data duplication? That's what a new study says, and editors are ignoring the ...

A tipping point? Nature angers science journalism corps with short Kennewick Man embargo

embargowatch.wordpress.com — It took 9,000 years for the remains of Kennewick Man to be found in 1996, nearly a decade of legal wrangling with the government for scientists to gain the rights to study him, and almost another decade for researchers to reveal his secrets. But this week Nature, in a move that irritated a number of leading...
Jun 18, 2015

A tipping point? Nature angers science journalism corps with short Kennewick Man embargo wp.me/pN4FV-182 via @ivanoransky

Jun 18, 2015

So, that weird secret press release sent 2 reporters by @NatureNews Tues? Journos are annoyed, @ivanoransky reports: embargowatch.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/a-t…

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Well, it’s happened: Reuters Health accidentally breaks JCO embargo

embargowatch.wordpress.com — After more than two-and-a-half years of Embargo Watch, it was bound to happen. Yesterday, the team I lead at Reuters Health unintentionally broke the embargo on a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), in a story titled "Early end-of-life talks tied to less aggressive care."
Jun 12, 2015

@jetjocko Can't break an embargo they move without telling me. But I also find it funny and accept your love. Also: embargowatch.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/wel…

The lessons of famous science frauds

theverge.com — Michael LaCour was a promising young social scientist until his eye-catching study about swaying public opinion on gay marriage, published last year in one of the world's leading journals, turned out to have been built on data that can't be found.
Jun 09, 2015

RT @reckless: "The scientific community is changing its approach to correcting its mistakes." The lessons of famous science frauds theverge.com/2015/6/9/87498…

Jun 09, 2015

The lessons of famous science frauds: Potti, LaCour, and how statisticians help the scientific method theverge.com/2015/6/9/87498… via @TheVerge

Jun 09, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: The lessons of famous science frauds: Potti, LaCour, and how statisticians help the scientific method theverge.com/2015/6/9/87498… via @TheVerge

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Aug 03, 2015

At least one-third of top science journals lack a retraction policy — a big improvement retractionwatch.com/2015/08/03/at-…

Aug 03, 2015

Review: Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocial…

Aug 01, 2015

High School Student Proves Professor Wrong When He Denied “No Irish Need Apply” Signs Existed longislandwins.com/columns/detail… via @journotwit

Aug 01, 2015

In study of major newspapers, @WSJ "was least likely to discuss the impacts of and threat posed by climate change" pus.sagepub.com/content/early/…

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