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March 04, 2015

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2:30 PM | PLoS ONE mega-correction, but no retraction, for researcher who sued diabetes journal
PLoS ONE has just issued a 12-figure correction on a paper by Mario A. Saad, who sued the American Diabetes Association unsuccessfully in an attempt to prevent it from retracting four papers in its flagship journal Diabetes. The corrections include taking out Western blots copied from another Saad paper, as well as several figures where the bands […]The post PLoS ONE mega-correction, but no retraction, for researcher who sued diabetes journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
By Daniel Goleman Synopsis: In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention. Combining cutting-edge […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Martin Rudwick
Special thanks to Martin Rudwick for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Earth’s Deep History: How it Was Discovered and Why it Matters Martin John Spencer Rudwick is an emeritus professor of History at the University […]
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12:00 AM | Automotive MEMS Sensor Market by Type (Inertial Sensor, Microphone, & Pressure Sensor), Application (ADAS, ECU, ESC, HVAC, Safety & Security, In-Car Navigation, OIS Camera, Microphone in Cabin, & TPMS), & Geography - Analysis & Forecast (2014 - 2020)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The increasing need for safety and security for the automobiles applications has increased the demand for automotive MEMS sensors. MEMS sensors are also called as micromachines, as they utilize the technology which is being used for very small devices. MEMS sensors bring out many advantages in the automobile industry. Safety in vehicles has become a major issue worldwide. The incorporation of MEMS sensors could be used in many applications likewise in vehicle navigation systems, rollover […]

March 03, 2015

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4:43 PM | Is Tritan Plastic Free of Estrogenic Activity? (Part 2)
[Note: This is the second part of a 3-part series taking a critical look at the work of University of Texas - Austin neuroscience Professor George Bittner regarding estrogenic activity in plastics. Here is Part 1, which gives general criticisms of his work in this area.)The first of two recent papers by George Bittner et al. looking at the estrogenic activity (EA) in BPA-free plastics was published in the journal Environmental Health. It is open access, so feel free to pull a copy and read […]
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4:30 PM | Catalyst for change: grad student catches error in chem experiments, prompts retraction
ACS Catalysis has retracted a 2012 research letter from a chemistry lab that discovered an error in their experiments. According to last author Rory Waterman at the University of Vermont, an undetected reaction caused his lab to mistakenly mischaracterize the products of an iridium catalyst. The diligence of a graduate student brought it all to […]The post Catalyst for change: grad student catches error in chem experiments, prompts retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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2:30 PM | Heart journal issues expression of concern after fraud report
The American Heart Association’s journal Circulation has issued an expression of concern for a paper about the molecular underpinnings of arrhythmias that was co-authored by a biomedical engineer who committed fraud on a massive scale. According to an investigation by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), former Vanderbilt engineer Igor Dzhura faked nearly 70 images and drastically over-estimated […]The post Heart journal issues expression of concern after fraud […]
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1:33 AM | The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past)
By Cixin Liu Synopsis: Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, […]
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1:13 AM | Science Book a Day 10 Most Popular Books in February 2015
1. Syntactic Structures 2. Systema Naturae 3. Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin 4. How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain 5. Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era […]
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12:04 AM | 10 Great Books on Medicine
Our 10 Great Books on Medicine (Subtitled: 10 Books About Medicine That Inspired Me) was put together by Judy Melinek. Special thanks to her for putting this great list of books together! Judy Melinek, M.D. is […]
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12:00 AM | Water Based Resin Market by types, by applications (adhesives, coatings, inks and others), by end-user industry (automotive, constructions, furniture, packaging, textiles and others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This study estimates the global market of water based resin by the end of 2020. This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global water based resin market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. […]
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12:00 AM | Video Wall Market by Product (Video Wall Displays, Housing, Installation, & Content Management), Application (Indoor, Outdoor, Menu Board, & Billboard), Vertical (Retail, Hospitality, Transportation, Healthcare) & Geography - Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Video walls provide various features, one of them being high-brightness screens; they are designed to release more light than the normal commercial-grade digital signs in the market, which are capable of surviving harsh external usage conditions. These screens are much more robust than the consumer-grade televisions that are commonly supplied to withstand these harsh environments. The video wall technology is emerging in both the developed and developing countries; it has a relatively […]
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12:00 AM | Aerospace Materials Market by Type (Aluminum Alloys, Steel Alloys, Titanium Alloys, Super Alloys, Composites), by Aircraft Type (Commercial Aircraft, Business & General Aviation, Civil Helicopters, Military Aircrafts) - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This study estimates the global market of aerospace materials by the end of 2019. This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global aerospace materials market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major regions, North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World....
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12:00 AM | Food Grade Industrial Gases Market by Type (Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, Oxygen), Application (Freezing & Chilling, Packaging, Carbonation), Product Type (Dairy & Frozen Products, Beverages, Meat, Fish & Seafood), & Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The food & beverage industry has been benefitted by food-grade industrial gases, primarily nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide which are used to chill, freeze, and package a variety of food products such as dairy & frozen products, beverages, fruits & vegetables, meat, fish & seafood, convenience foods, and bakery & confectionery. Health-conscious consumers are demanding lesser additives, safer, and fresher food products. Food & beverage manufacturers face challenges to […]
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12:00 AM | High Temperature Elastomers Market by Type (Fluorocarbon Elastomers, Fluorsilicone Elastomers, Perfluorocarbon Elastomers, Silicone Elastomers, and Others), by Application (Transportation, Electrical & Electronics, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Industrial Machinery, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
High temperature elastomers are those elastomers which can be used in high temperature applications requirements. In applications like under-the-hood applications in automotive industry, sterilization in medical industry, and others require materials those can withstand high temperatures, generally above 1500 Celsius and above. For such applications special types of elastomers are used those can withstand extreme temperature for prolonged time period without failing. HTEs are relatively costly […]
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12:00 AM | CNG Tank/Cylinder Market by Type (Type-1, Type-2, Type-3 and Type-4 ), by Materials (Metal, Glass fiber and Carbon fiber), by End use (Light duty vehicle, Medium duty vehicle & Heavy duty vehicle) & Region-Trends & Forecast till 2020...., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Global natural gas production is growing year by year. Although year over year growth rate has slowed down than 2010 and 2011 but overall production is growing. The shale gas exploration in US is changing the shape of natural gas industry. The lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions of natural gas engines is driving the natural gas vehicle market....

March 02, 2015

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4:20 PM | SfN journal retracts paper, bans UPenn researchers over “data misrepresentation”
The Journal of Neuroscience has yanked an Alzheimer’s paper and banned three University of Pennsylvania authors from publishing there temporarily, following conflicting investigations by the university and the publisher, the Society for Neuroscience, into the data. The 2011 paper looked into the cellular makeup of the characteristic plaques that develop in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. […]The post SfN journal retracts paper, bans UPenn […]
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2:44 PM | Is Tritan Plastic Free of Estrogenic Activity? (Part 1)
It's been a while since I've discussed the work of neuroscientist Prof. George Bittner who claims to have found estrogenic activity (EA) in a wide range of plastic materials, not just polycarbonates that are known to show EA due to the residual bisphenol A (BPA) that resides within them, but polyethylene, polypropylene and more. Pretty much all plastics were implicated, which was quite shocking. This paper came out back in 2011 and he worked up quite a publicity train of hype trumpeting the […]
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2:30 PM | Ob-gyn prof up to 7 retractions, latest due to “substantial data misrepresentation”
Two more retractions have popped up for Nasser Chegini, the former University of Florida professor currently under investigation by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Both retractions appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, though — in opposition to guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) — they’re behind a paywall. The notices indicate that […]The post Ob-gyn prof up to 7 retractions, latest due to […]
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3:00 AM | The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest
By David Quammen Synopsis: In this “frightening and fascinating masterpiece” (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS. The real story of AIDS—how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one […]
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1:19 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Gabriel Finkelstein
Special thanks to Gabriel Finkelstein for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany I am an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, where […]
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12:00 AM | Green Manufacturing, Purchasing in F&B (2010 - 2015)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Governments around the world are working towards the development and implementation of clean and green technology for industrial use. This report will study the impact of green technologies on the food and beverage sector. It will also profile key players, provide market data and forecasting for the next five years along with the latest technological developments. ...
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12:00 AM | Opportunities of composites in the Global Energy Market (2010 - 2015)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The energy industry has always been on the look out for materials which would be lighter and stronger than the conventional steel used for turbines. Composites gave them the easy solution as its almost six times lighter than steel and has higher tensile strength. Blades for hydro-turbines and wind turbines have been the biggest application area for composites. Apart from these blades, there are other application areas for composites like the shaft of the turbines, etc. With the demand for […]
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12:00 AM | Nanotechnology for F&B- Advanced Technologies and Global Market (2010 - 2015)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Apart from its applications in electronics, medical and other high tech areas, nanotechnology is also used in the food security and food packaging sector. This report profiles the key players within this field and analyzes the latest developments, applications and trends in the nanotechnology in the food and beverage industry. ...
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12:00 AM | Selective Soldering Market - Advanced Technologies and Global Forecasts (2009 - 2014)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Selective soldering is a procedure that solders thru-hole components on the bottom of an assembly. The Selective Soldering Market research report analyzes trends, products and competitive landscape in the global selective soldering equipment market. It also provides market data for products and covers the key geographical areas....
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12:00 AM | NanoMaterials Market (2010 - 2015)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Nanomaterials have wide applications in medicine, manufacturing, consumer electronics, and a host of other fields. This report will give a roadmap for the future applications of nanomaterials while profiling the key players and the competitive structure of the market. It will also forecast the market data for the next five years. ...
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12:00 AM | Global Medical Imaging Information System Market (2012 - 2017)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Each of the section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook. This report will also provide more than 100 market tables for various geographic regions covering sub segments and micro markets. In addition the report also provides more than 40 company profiles for each of its sub-segments. ...
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12:00 AM | Advanced Material Market in Sensors (2010 - 2015)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Extensive research and development to look for advance materials is being conducted in many parts of the world. This report tracks the newly developed advanced materials and their application in the manufacturing of sensor products. Some materials that the report will elaborate upon include electroactive polymers, silicon carbide, diamond, nanomaterials and fullerenes. ...
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12:00 AM | Nano Healthcare Technology for Medical Equipment (2012 - 2017)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The report traces the evolution of nano-healthcare in South Asian and South-East Asian countries. The growth in the Asian nanotechnology market is expected to be exponential and the report tracks the key players, their profiles and market share in great detail. ...
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12:00 AM | Neuroscience Technologies and Global Market (2012 - 2017)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Neuroscience research has come into prominence in the U.S. because of its military applications. Research has indicated that neuroscience can enhance the performance, learning and training of military personnel. This market research report takes an overview of the emerging technologies and tools in this area and also provides market data and profile of the key players. ...
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