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  • Meet the ‘data thugs’ out to expose shoddy and questionable research

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/...et_cid=1850952
    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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    • Psychological Placebo and Nocebo Effects on Pain Rely on Expectation and Previous Experience

      http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5...925-6/fulltext

      Highlights

      The authors introduced a purely psychological, non-pharmacological placebo-nocebo paradigm.


      A combined manipulation of experience and expectation led to a significant modulation of pain.


      Even abstract treatments might alter the perception of pain.


      The authors' manipulation induced stronger nocebo than placebo responses.


      The results demonstrate the need for further research on the prevention of nocebo effects.
      Jo Bowyer
      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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      • Seventeen volunteers let this worm live inside them to help defeat a dangerous disease

        http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/...et_cid=1864988

        Yeurch!!!!! and huge kudos to the volunteers.
        Jo Bowyer
        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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        • New tool looks for signs of image doctoring

          https://retractionwatch.com/2018/03/...age-doctoring/
          Jo Bowyer
          Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
          "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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          • What if we could scan for image duplication the way we check for plagiarism?

            https://retractionwatch.com/2018/04/...or-plagiarism/
            Jo Bowyer
            Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
            "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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            • Patient-important outcomes in systematic reviews: Poor quality of evidence

              http://journals.plos.org/plosone/art...l.pone.0195460
              Jo Bowyer
              Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
              "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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              • Retraction Watch: How often do scientists who commit misconduct do it again?

                https://retractionwatch.com/2018/04/...t-do-it-again/
                Jo Bowyer
                Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                • Nature says it wants to publish replication attempts. So what happened when a group of authors submitted one to Nature Neuroscience?

                  https://retractionwatch.com/2018/05/...-neuroscience/
                  Jo Bowyer
                  Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                  "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                  • Survey says: A researcher wasn’t sure if he needed to correct a paper. So he created a poll.

                    https://retractionwatch.com/2018/05/...reated-a-poll/
                    Jo Bowyer
                    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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