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March 19, 2015

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4:45 PM | Two more retractions appear for prominent MIT cancer researcher Robert Weinberg
Two identical retraction notices have popped up for MIT professor Robert Weinberg, a highly-cited cancer researcher who had a retraction and a correction in 2013, both in Cancer Cell.  These two new retractions, in Genes and Development, stem directly from another paper by Weinberg and colleagues in Cell that will apparently be retracted, as the “same analytical methodology was used,” […]The post Two more retractions appear for prominent MIT […]
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2:48 PM | 3-D Printing has a New Competitor
I won't be so bold as to say that 3-D printing as we know it died on Monday [1], but it certainly took a good body blow (open access article after registration). Take a look at this video and you decide:Pretty neat, huh?That this is a UV-cured acrylate may not be overly surprising. By judicious choices in the monomers and photoinitiators, acrylates can cure pretty quickly. But the big question is how is the curing controlled to create such detailed topologies? 2-Photon absorption is one option, […]
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1:30 PM | Troubled article ranking business schools earns expression of concern
An article that ranked University of Missouri-Kansas City number one in an area of business school training is set to receive an expression of concern. The move follows months of questions over the ranking’s legitimacy, following revelations such as a relationship between the authors and both the school and its top ranked researcher in the […]The post Troubled article ranking business schools earns expression of concern appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | The Afflictions
By Vikram Paralkar Synopsis: Shadowing an elderly librarian on his first day at the great Central Library, Máximo is thrilled to get a peek at the exclusive Encyclopedia of Medicine. It’s a dizzying collection of maladies: […]
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12:00 AM | Cervical Cancer Screening Market by Test Type (PAP, HPV), Kit Type (PAP, HPV), End User (Hospitals, Laboratories, Physicians’ Offices & Clinics) - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global cervical cancer screening test market was approximately $15 billion in 2014 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.0% to reach nearly $22 billion by 2020. PAP test is the largest segment of the global cervical cancer screening market. However, HPV/co-test will be the fastest-growing product segment during the forecast period....
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12:00 AM | Coagulation/Hemostasis Analyzers Market by Product (Automated, POC), Consumables (Reagents, Standards), Test Type (APTT, Prothrombin Time/INR, D-Dimer, Fibrinogen), Technology (Mechanical, Optical), End Users (Research Institutes, Hospitals) - Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global hemostasis/coagulation analyzers market is expected to reach $3.58 billion by 2019 from $2.4 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2014 to 2019. Hemostasis products comprise analyzers and reagents which are used to diagnose blood-related disorders. In the past ten years, the global hemostasis market has witnessed challenging and dynamic market conditions due to the presence of high competition amongst market players, development of technologically advanced instruments and […]

March 18, 2015

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3:30 PM | Sticky situation: Paper using honey for healing pulled over data issues
A paper on dressing wounds with honey has been retracted after the journal realized that an outlier patient was throwing off the data analysis. Honey has been used for millennia as an antimicrobial wound dressing. Doctors can even buy sterile preparations of the sweetener. But the evidence that honey is better than other wound dressings is still inconclusive. […]The post Sticky situation: Paper using honey for healing pulled over data issues appeared first on Retraction […]
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2:29 PM | A Bridge Too Far for Fiber-Reinforce Polymers
An anonymous reader alerted me to a news story that features polymers in a novel use, but at the same time, not in a good light.The story concerns the Morrison Bridge in Portland, Oregon, one of the most heavily used bridges in that state. The bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge. For these types of bridges, there is a counterweight that is used to lift the leafs. This places restrictions on how heavy each leaf can be. The original bridge surface was made of steel grating, but was slippery […]
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1:30 PM | So you want to be a whistleblower? A lawyer explains the process
We are pleased to present the first in a series of articles by John R. Thomas, Jr., a lawyer at Gentry Locke who represents whistleblowers in a variety of False Claims Act cases. He writes about how whistleblowers can do the right thing and protect themselves in the process. As readers of Retraction Watch are […]The post So you want to be a whistleblower? A lawyer explains the process appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Raw Data: Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks
By Steven Heller and Rick Landers Synopsis: Raw Data presents work by seventy-three of the worlds most innovative information graphics designers. Now that huge amounts of information can be gathered and processed with ever-greater speed, graphic designers […]
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12:00 AM | Science Book A Day Interviews Nicki Greenberg
Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. They sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. When Nicki […]
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12:00 AM | Chlorine Market by Application (EDC/ PVC, C1 & C2 Aromatics, Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Chlorinated Intermediates, Isocyanates, Propylene Oxide, Pulp & Paper, Textiles, Water Treatment, Others), by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Chlorine is required in EDC/PVC, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, C1/C2, aromatics, chlorinated intermediaries, isocyanates, propylene oxide, pulp & paper, water treatment, and others (TiO2 & HCl). The report covers qualitative aspect of chlorine and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of Chlorine along with its application and region....
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12:00 AM | Soda Ash Market by Application (glass, chemicals, soaps and detergents, metallurgy, water treatment, pulp & paper, and others), & Region: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Soda ash is required in glass, chemicals, soaps and detergents, metallurgy, water treatment, pulp & paper, and other applications. The report covers qualitative aspect of soda ash and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of soda ash along with its application and region. ...
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12:00 AM | Fetal Monitoring Market by Product (Ultrasound, Electronic Fetal Monitors, Electrodes, Doppler, Uterine Contraction, Telemetry), Portability, Method (Invasive), Application (Antepartum, Intrapartum), End User (Hospital, Clinics) - Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The fetal monitoring market is expected to reach $2,346.4 million by 2019 from $1,688.7 million in 2014, at a CAGR of 6.8%. Major factors driving the growth of this market include increasing initiatives from government and non-government bodies for improving maternal/fetal health across the globe, rising company investments in the development of fetal monitors, increasing number of conferences and symposia, and technological advancements....
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12:00 AM | Blood Culture Test Market by Method (Manual, Automated), Product (Consumables, Instrument), Application (Aerobic, Anaerobic, Yeast/ Fungi) & End User (Hospital, Reference Laboratory, Clinical Laboratory, Academic Research Institute) - Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Rising blood stream infections (BSI), increasing demand for rapid diagnostic techniques, high prevalence of infectious diseases, increasing healthcare expenditure and rising aging population are some of the major factors propelling the growth of the blood culture test market. On the other hand, high cost of automated blood culture systems and lack of adequate reimbursement may hinder the growth of this market. ...
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12:00 AM | Critical Infrastructure Protection Market by Security Technology (Network, Physical, RADARS, CBRNE, Vehicle Identification, Secure Communication, SCADA, Building Management), by Service, by Vertical & by Region - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Critical Infrastructure Protection enables the Governments to face threats such as terrorist attack, natural disasters, epidemics and cyber intrusion. The Government and international organizations are inclined towards providing Homeland Security (HLS) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), as the construction of infrastructures is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. The CIP market size is expected to grow from $72.30 billion in 2014 to $114.80 billion by 2019...
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12:00 AM | Smart Relative Humidity & Temperature Sensor Market for Automotive Application by Technology (CMOS, MEMS, TFPT), Packaging Type (SMT, Pin Type), Application (Powertrain, Body Electronics, Alternative Fuel Vehicle), & Geography - Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The automotive vehicle sensor market is being driven by the increased demand for convenience, comfort, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection. Sensors known as smart sensors are poised to witness significant growth. The smart sensors market size was worth $1084.38 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $2129.68 million, at a CAGR of 11.05% between 2014 and 2020....
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12:00 AM | Metabolic Testing Market by Product (CPET, Body Composition Analysis, ECG, Portable System), by Application (Critical Care, Lifestyle Diseases), by Technology (REE, Body Composition Analysis), by End User (Gym, Sports, Hospital) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global metabolic testing market is expected to reach $475.75 million by 2019 from $332.78 million in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 7.41% between 2014 and 2019. Rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases is the primary growth driver for this market during the forecast period (2014–2019). Moreover, technological advancements and increasing healthcare expenditure are also expected to drive market growth. However, high cost of equipment and software and reimbursement issues may hinder the […]
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12:00 AM | Automotive Temperature & Humidity Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, MEMS, TFPT), Packaging Type (SMT, Pin Type), Application (Powertrain, Body Electronics, Alternative Fuel Vehicle), & Geography Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The automotive vehicle sensor market is being driven by the increased demand for convenience, comfort, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection. Sensors known as smart sensors are poised to witness significant growth. The automotive temperature & humidity sensor market size was worth $1084.38 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $2129.68 million, at a CAGR of 11.05% between 2014 and 2020....

March 17, 2015

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3:30 PM | Castle made of sand: Self-plagiarism washes away paper on dune particles
A group of geologists in China have lost their paper on the aerodynamics of sand particles because the article was mashed together from previous publications. The article, “The influence of sand diameter and wind velocity on sand particle lift-off and incident angles in the windblown sand flux,” appeared in the May 2013 issue of Sedimentary […]The post Castle made of sand: Self-plagiarism washes away paper on dune particles appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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1:30 PM | Cell biologists in South Korea retract two papers
A group of researchers at two universities in South Korea have retracted two cell biology papers featuring retinoic acid. The most recent retraction appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Although, in typical JBC fashion, the reason for it is anyone’s guess. Here’s the unhelpful notice for “ASXL1 represses retinoic acid receptor-mediated transcription through associating […]The post Cell biologists in South Korea retract two papers appeared first on Retraction […]
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3:00 AM | The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy
By Bill Hayes Synopsis: The classic medical text known as Gray’s Anatomy is one of the most famous books ever written. Now, on the 150th anniversary of its publication, acclaimed science writer and master of narrative nonfiction Bill […]
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12:00 AM | 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Book Prize Winners Announced
The winners of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F (Science Book & Film) Book Awards were announced in January. Yes, that was a few months ago, but you can imagine how annoyed I have been that I’ve not […]
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12:00 AM | Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market by Product (Biochip, Implant Materials, Medical Textiles, Wound Dressing, Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices, Hearing Aid), Application (Therapeutic, Diagnostic, Research) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global nanotechnology-based medical devices market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of around 11-12% during the forecast period (2014–2019). The market is mainly driven by the growth in aging population, rising adoption of nanotechnology-based medical devices, and increased nanotechnology R&D expenditure. In addition, the governments of several nations are investing heavily in developing and commercializing new nanotechnology products. However, safety issues regarding […]
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12:00 AM | Animal Genetics Market by Products (Canine, Equine, Poultry, Porcine, Bovine, and Genetic Material), by Testing services (DNA Sexing, DNA Typing, Genetic Disease Test, and Others) - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Animal genetics market is witnessing healthy growth, as more technology is used to address the productivity challenge and meet the growing demand for milk, pork, and beef. Animal genetics include semen, embryo breeding of animals, and genetic testing services....
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12:00 AM | Fluorosurfactants Market by Type (Amphoteric, Nonioninc, Anionic and Cationic), by Application (Paints & Coatings, Waxes, Polishes, Cleaners, Films, Adhesives and Others) & Region - Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Fluorosurfactants are also known as fluorinated surfactants. It contains a perfluoroalkyl group. Fluorosurfactants are used in applications where wetting, leveling, flow control, foaming control and thermal stability are required. These are used in coatings as additives which provide low surface tension. The report covers qualitative aspect of fluorosurfactants and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of fluorosurfactants along with its applications, end-user industries and […]
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12:00 AM | Radiation Dose Management Market by Product (Dose Tracking, Monitoring, and Analytics Software, Consulting Services), by Application (Computed Tomography, Angiography, Fluoroscopy), by End User (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers) - Global Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Radiation dose management solutions have become an integral part of diagnostic imaging with the rising need and awareness for patient safety. The radiation dose management solutions market is witnessing tremendous growth due to the presence of various radiological techniques used in diagnostics. The global radiation dose management solutions market is poised to grow at a healthy double-digit CAGR during the forecast period (2015 to 2020). The key functions of radiation dose management solutions […]
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12:00 AM | Caustic Soda Market by Application (Alumina, Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Food, Pulp & Paper, Soaps and Detergents, Textiles, Water Treatment, Steel/Metallurgy- Sintering and Others), & Region: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Caustic soda is required in alumina, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, food, pulp & paper, soaps and detergents, textiles, water treatment, steel/metallurgy- sintering and others. The report covers qualitative aspect of caustic soda and detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($Million) forecasts of caustic soda along with its application and region. ...

March 16, 2015

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5:55 PM | WordPress parent company wins suit fighting false DMCA copyright claims
In late 2013, we filed suit along with Automattic, the parent company of our blogging platform WordPress, against someone allegedly at a news service in India who falsely claimed that we had violated its copyright. Last week, we were pleased to learn Automattic won a similar case against a group that tried to censor another […]The post WordPress parent company wins suit fighting false DMCA copyright claims appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:30 PM | Warning: plagiarism may be hazardous to your safety paper
A paper on making emergency evacuations more efficient at facilities that handle hazardous materials has been retracted for plagiarism. According to the Process Safety and Environmental Protection retraction notice, the 2013 paper, by a group at Tsinghua University in Beijing, plagiarized part of a 2007 article by Greek researchers called “Modeling emergency evacuation for major hazard industrial sites.” (The 2007 article has […]The post […]
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