The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast
The struggle to keep this resistant yeast from surging is a warning sign that relying on standard responses won't work. As the foes continue to evolve, medicine needs both new tech, and surprisingly old techniques, to fight its microbial wars.
Hidden Conflicts? Pharma Payments to FDA Advisers After Drug Approvals Spark Ethical Concerns
In examining compensation records from drug companies to physicians who advised FDA, Science found widespread after-the-fact payments or research support to panel members. The agency's safeguards against potential conflicts of interest are not designed to prevent such future financial ties.
DEAL and Elsevier Negotiations: Elsevier Demands Unacceptable for the Academic Community
"Elsevier is still not willing to offer a deal in the form of a nationwide agreement in Germany that responds to the needs of the academic community in line with the principles of open access and that is financially sustainable," says Horst Hippler, the lead negotiator and spokesperson for the DEAL Project Steering Committee.
The objective of this scoping review is to summarize the literature on predatory journals, describe its epidemiological characteristics, and to extract empirical descriptions of potential characteristics of predatory journals.
Red-hot Planet: All-time Heat Records Have Been Set All Over the World During the Past Week
From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.
Alarming Polio Outbreak Spreads in Congo, Threatening Global Eradication Efforts
Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp out the virus, but it keeps spreading.
Making Research Evaluation Processes in Europe More Transparent
What models or practices could be developed to help incentivize and reward innovation and diverse forms of scholarly communication and public engagement while reducing the risk to those who are seen to be diverging from traditional modes of professional practices and advancement?