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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 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...

Shigeaki Kato up to 28 retractions, with three papers cited nearly 700 times

retractionwatch.com — Former University of Tokyo researcher Shigeaki Kato has notched his 26th, 27th, and 28th retractions, all in Nature Cell Biology. The three papers have been cited a total of 677 times. Here's the notice for "DEAD-box RNA helicase subunits of the Drosha complex are required for processing of rRNA and a subset of microRNAs:" Although...

Weekend reads: “Academic science isn’t sexist;” buying your way into university rankings

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch began with news of a lawsuit against PubPeer commenters. Here's what was happening elsewhere: Sexism in science has been the topic of a lot of discussion this year, but an op-ed in The New York Times that is sure to ignite controversy says academic science doesn't have a problem in...
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Mar 03, 2015

"There is no reliable evidence that data fraud...is a common occurrence in clinical trials." future-science.com/doi/full/10.41…

Mar 03, 2015

Catalyst for change: grad student catches error in chemistry experiments, prompts retraction retractionwatch.com/2015/03/03/cat…

Mar 03, 2015

Well that's helpful: @HeartlandInst president calls critics of climate skeptic Willie Soon "mental midgets" nytimes.com/2015/03/03/sci…

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