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February 19, 2015

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4:30 PM | Several chem journals neutralize papers from Brazil group over figure fraud
Several journals have retracted or corrected papers from a group at State University of Maringá in Brazil over what one chemistry journal calls “fraudulent use” of figures previously published by the authors. Química Nova, which is retracting a 2013 paper, issued a notice that taps an additional eight articles with Angelica Lazarin as the corresponding author […]The post Several chem journals neutralize papers from Brazil group over figure fraud appeared […]
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2:30 PM | Misconduct forces retraction of health behavior paper
A pair of psychology researchers at West Virginia University have lost their 2013 article in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine after one of the authors was found to have cooked the data. The paper, “Preference for immediate reinforcement over delayed reinforcement: relation between delay discounting and health behavior,” was written by Shane Melanko and Kevin […]The post Misconduct forces retraction of health behavior paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Unnatural Selection: How We Are Changing Life, Gene by Gene
By Emily Monosson Synopsis: Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection […]
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12:00 AM | Weight Loss and Weight Management Market by Equipment (Fitness Equipment (Treadmill, Stair Steppers)), Surgical Equipment (Adjustable Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass), Diet (Weight Loss Meals, Diet Soft Drinks), Weight Loss Services - Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global weight loss and weight management market is expected to reach $206.4 billion by 2019 from $148.1 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 6.9%. Major factors driving the growth of this market include increase in obese population, strong government support and funding, lifestyle changes, increase in membership for health clubs, and technological advancements. On the other hand, high cost of low-calorie diets and deceptive marketing strategies adopted by industry players are hindering the […]
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12:00 AM | Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Market by Application; Aerospace (Airframe, Avionics, Rotor System, PSU, Lighting), Life Sciences (Healthcare, Agriculture, Pharma, Medical, Personal Care, Environmental), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) industry serves a wide range of applications which include life sciences, aerospace, agriculture, automotive, oil and gas, food, industrial, petrochemical, maritime, commodities, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electronics, textiles, and many more. This report provides a detailed analysis on life sciences and aerospace market segments. The purpose of these services is to ensure quality and safety of the products so as to reassure the end-users […]

February 18, 2015

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10:31 PM | Danish high court clears Pedersen in misconduct case
Lawyers one, scientists nil. Danish judges have overruled scientists in that nation, concluding that a panel of experts erred in finding that physiologist Bente Klarlund Pedersen, of the University of Copenhagen, was guilty of misconduct. Last September, Pedersen announced that she would fight the ruling of the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (DCSD, Danish acronym […]The post Danish high court clears Pedersen in misconduct case appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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4:30 PM | More evidence scientists continue to cite retracted papers
A new paper in the MDPI journal Publications reports that the only controlled study on the effect of giving COPD patients Omega-3 has been cited 52 times since being retracted. Of those, only two mentioned the retraction. In 2005, Chest published an article that found that COPD patients who took omega-3 supplements for 2 years experienced improvements in their condition, […]The post More evidence scientists continue to cite retracted papers appeared first on […]
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2:30 PM | Acid studies burned by duplication test in corrosion papers
Petroleum engineers in Iran have lost a pair of papers in the Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology for duplication and misuse of data. The authors, whose various and varying affiliations include the National Iranian Oil Company, the Iranian Offshore Oil Company and Karaj Azad University, appear to have plagiarized not once, but twice: Two […]The post Acid studies burned by duplication test in corrosion papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
By Richard Panek Synopsis: The epic, behind-the-scenes story of an astounding gap in our scientific knowledge of the cosmos. In the past few years, a handful of scientists have been in a race to explain a […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Patricia Newman and Annie Crawley
Special thanks to Patricia Newman and Annie Crawley for answering 6 questions about their recently featured book – Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patricia Newman: Writing for children is the hardest thing I’ve ever done—the field […]
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12:00 AM | Rail Composites Market by Fiber type (Glass fiber, Carbon fiber and others), Applications (Interior, Exterior etc.), by resin type (Polyester, Phenolic, Epoxy etc.) and by geography - Trend and Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The composites structure shows superior properties & structural performance better than the constituents. Composites (carbon fibers, glass fibers, and others) have made a big impact on the entire global market, including the railway market. Using composite makes the railways lighter and renders greater resistance to heat, external impact and reduce power consumption by improving overall performance. The rail composite market is projected to witness a CAGR of more than 8.5% between 2015 and […]
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12:00 AM | Network Analytics Market by Deployment Types (On Premise, On Demand), by Applications (Mobile, VOIP and Fixed Line, Unified Communications), by End Users (Cloud Service Providers, Telecommunications) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
With the changing business environment and the pressure of financial budget cuts, the companies are more leaned towards adopting the outsourcing network services which saves a huge operational expense cost of the companies. The network analytics provides useful business insights and data intelligence to companies to enhance their core business objective. the network analytics market to grow from $589.6 million in 2014 to $1,842.2 million by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.6% […]

February 17, 2015

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5:26 PM | Trian vs. DuPont - Round 3
Nelson Peltz and his Trian Partners Group is still dogging DuPont. Having lost the last round (when DuPont explicitly told him that no, he cannot be on the board of directors and that DuPont was going instead add 2 more of directors of their own choosing), Peltz is still hoping a proxy fight will get him the directorship he so craves. And just like what Daniel Loeb did when he was attacking Dow, Peltz now has his own website, dupontcanbegreat.com [*]. His nominees for 3 other director chairs […]
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4:30 PM | Journal runs retraction, editorial over duplicate submission of pathology paper
The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has taken a hard stance against overlapping publications in a recent retraction note and editorial. Shortly after publishing a paper about the glycosylation patterns of endothelial cells in usual interstitial pneumonia, IJOEM editors discovered that it had been accepted by the Scholarly Journal of Biological Science two weeks before […]The post Journal runs retraction, editorial over duplicate submission of […]
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2:30 PM | Rebirth of ovary article prompts retraction from OB lit
The European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology has retracted a 2014 paper on polycystic ovary syndrome for self-plagiarism. In the notice, the journal states that “significant portions” of the findings in “Association of anti-Mullerian hormone and small-dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol with hepatosteatosis in young lean women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome” […]The post Rebirth of ovary article prompts retraction […]
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3:00 AM | Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It (Scientists in the Field Series)
By Loree Griffin Burns (Author) and Ellen Harasimowicz (Photographer) Synopsis: The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has made news across the United States. These beetles came to America from China, living in wood turned into shipping material. […]
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12:00 AM | Smart Homes Market by Product (Energy Management System, Security & Access Control, Entertainment Control, and HVAC Control), Protocol and Technology (Protocol, Cellular Technology, and Communication Technology), Service (Installation, and Customization), and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW) - Trend and Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
A smart home is a home that is equipped with a special connected platform enabling its occupants to remotely control and program an array of automated home electronic devices. The smart home market offers a wide array of applications such as residential energy management, entertainment and, lighting control. The growth of the smart homes market in the coming years is expected to be high with the market size estimated to reach $58.68 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 17% from 2015 to […]

February 16, 2015

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4:30 PM | Matlab mixup sinks Journal of Neuroscience paper
A team of neuroscientists at University of Oregon and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have retracted a paper from The Journal of Neuroscience after realizing their analytic code contained an error. The authors state in the notice that their conclusion remains accurate after correcting the mistake in the program Matlab. However, the paper — […]The post Matlab mixup sinks Journal of Neuroscience paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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2:30 PM | Materials science paper yanked over data pilfering
Materials Letters has withdrawn an article in press after the editor found out the first author, Yan Li, had taken all the data without permission. According to the notice, the senior author told the journal that the data came from the lab Li used to work in at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, but the P.I. in […]The post Materials science paper yanked over data pilfering appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate
By Shawn Dubravac Synopsis: Our world is about to change. In Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Ron Miller
Special thanks to Ron Miller for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era I […]
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12:00 AM | Aerospace Foams Market by Type (Polyurethane foam, Polyethylene foam, Fluoropolymer foam, Metal foam), Aerospace foams Market by End-User Industry (General Aviation, Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft) and by Region - Trends and Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This report estimates the global market of aerospace foam by the end of 2019. This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global aerospace foam 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 | Automotive Clutch Market by Transmission Type (Manual Transmission, AT, AMT & CVT), By Clutch Disc Size (Below 9 Inches, 9 Inches to 10 Inches, 10 Inches to 11 Inches & 11 Inches and above), and by Geography - Forecast and Analysis to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The clutch transmits engine power to the gearbox without interrupting the running of the engine and enables continuous transmission while a gear is selected. In general terms, the wheels need to be disconnected from the engine sometimes because the engine spins all the time, but the wheels do not. In order to disconnect the engine, clutches are used to smoothly engage a spinning engine to a non-spinning transmission. The major factors driving the demand for automotive clutches are increasing […]
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12:00 AM | Computer Assisted Coding Market by Software (Natural language processing, Structured input, Integrated), by Application (Automated encoding, Management reporting, Clinical code auditing & analytics), & by End User - Global Forecast to 2019 ..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Computer-assisted coding (CAC) is a computer software application that helps to analyze healthcare documents and produce appropriate medical codes for specific phrases and terms within the document. Computer-assisted coding technology automatically generates codes directly from clinical documents. The global computer-assisted coding market is poised to grow at a healthy double-digit CAGR from 2014 to 2019. The overall growth in this market is mainly driven by the rising need of minimizing […]
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12:00 AM | Aerospace Adhesives & Sealants Market by Resin Type (Epoxy & Others), by End-user Industry (Commercial, Military & General Aviation), by User Type (Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) & Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global aerospace adhesives market, along with its applications, has witnessed a moderate growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The properties such as bond-making properties, heat-resistance, pressure-resistance, viscosity, enhanced mechanical and thermal properties will be the key influencing factors for the global aerospace adhesives with an increased emphasis on its different end-user industries. The global aerospace adhesives market […]
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12:00 AM | Carotenoids Market by Type (Astaxanthin, Beta-Carotene, Canthaxanthin, Lutein, Lycopene, & Zeaxanthin), Source (Synthetic and Natural), Application (Supplements, Food, Feed, and Cosmetics), & by Region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The carotenoids market, in terms of value, is projected to reach around $1,428.12 million by 2019, at a CAGR of around 3.5% from 2014. Carotenoids are gaining popularity due to its high health benefits, increasing end-use application, and their easy availability worldwide. Aging population is rapidly increasing in Europe and North America and has driven the market for carotenoids such as lutein, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin. The growing demand and consumption of food and animal feed has […]
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12:00 AM | Pyrogen Testing Market by Product (Instruments, Services, Kits & Reagents), by Test (In Vitro, LAL, Rabbit Test), by Application (Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies, Medical Devices, Other Applications) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global pyrogen testing market is valued at $462.38 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.23%, to reach $823.14 million by 2019. Pyrogen testing is used to determine the bacterial toxins in products intended for medical or veterinary use. Rapidly growing pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are a major growth driver for this market. Furthermore, increasing number of new product launches, strong trend of R&D investment in life science research, and government […]
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12:00 AM | Bioadhesive Market by Type (Plant Based, and Animal Based), by Application (Packaging & Paper, Construction, Wood, Personal Care, Medical, and Others) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The bioadhesive market, along with its end products, has witnessed a high growth in the past few years. This is projected to remain the same in the next five years, especially in the European and North American regions. Leading manufacturers and their strategies to balance the current demand-supply issues and newer applications developments across the vertical industries are expected to be the key influencing factors in the bioadhesive market. The industry is expected to increase its emphasis […]
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12:00 AM | Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments Market by Product (Handheld Instruments, Guiding Device, Inflation Systems, Auxiliary Instruments, Cutter Instruments), Application (Cardiothoracic, Vascular Surgery, Cosmetic, Urological) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The MIS instruments market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% to reach $14,133.0 million by 2019 from $10,526.2 million in 2014. Factors such as advantages of minimally invasive surgeries over traditional open surgeries, reduced healthcare costs owing to minimally invasive surgeries, and increasing number of surgical procedures among the geriatric population are driving the global MIS instruments market. On the other hand, reimbursement challenges in the medical device industry and […]

February 15, 2015

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3:00 AM | Pandora’s Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment
By Patricia Fara Synopsis: “Had God intended Women merely as a finer sort of cattle, he would not have made them reasonable.” Writing in 1673, Bathsua Makin was one of the first women to insist that […]
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