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Conversation about Dubious Stem Cell Clinical Trials Marketed on NIH Website

Conversation about Dubious Stem Cell Clinical Trials Marketed on NIH Website

A couple of days ago, I spoke with reporter Bradley J. Fikes about an interesting, new study “ClinicalTrials.gov, stem cells and ‘pay-to-participate’ clinical studies” (by Leigh Turner, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics). The paper describes how businesses use the public website ClinicalTrials.gov to recruit participants for unapproved stem cell interventions. This is […]

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What We’ve Learned About Automating the Promotion of Clinical Trials On Social Media (Part 1)

What We’ve Learned About Automating the Promotion of Clinical Trials On Social Media (Part 1)

Check it out! A new tool that automates the generation and distribution of user-friendly social media messages about research.

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Change Is Needed: “To Be A Scholar Is, Often, To Be Irrelevant”

Change Is Needed: “To Be A Scholar Is, Often, To Be Irrelevant”

Don’t miss the excellent post “Professors, We Need You” by Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) in the New York Times. Kristof explores various reasons and examples as to why scholars are not more influential in today’s society. I believe that academic research institutions could be key to addressing this issue if they provided the infrastructure, training, and incentives in support of […]

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The World Wide Web Turns 25: It Has Been A Positive Force For Society And People

The World Wide Web Turns 25: It Has Been A Positive Force For Society And People

New report confirms that the internet and web have been a plus for society, especially for individual users.

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Lessons from Twitter Prompt Scientists to Rethink Public Health Outreach

Lessons from Twitter Prompt Scientists to Rethink Public Health Outreach

In this interview, Barbara Gerbert, PhD, and Natalie Heaivilin, DDS, explore how Twitter may help health professionals to prevent dental disease in the future.

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Social Media Users Are More Willing To Support A Good Cause

Social networking sites can go beyond just building awareness and creating connections to compel meaningful, measurable action.

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New PLOS ONE Altmetrics Collection Is Focusing On Non-Traditional Research Impact Measures

New PLOS ONE Altmetrics Collection Is Focusing On Non-Traditional Research Impact Measures

PLOS ONE, in collaboration with altmetrics.org, has launched the PLOS ONE Altmetrics Collection, “a body of research that aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of innovative research on these metrics.”

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