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How to grow a healthy lab

A healthy research environment is fundamental to good science. However, this is an aspect that is rarely discussed. That’s partly because a lab’s “health” is complex and difficult to assess – it is the product of a whole host of factors, such as inclusivity, communication, expectations …

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Replication Study: Fusobacterium nucleatum infection is prevalent in human colorectal carcinoma

As part of the “Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology”, a Registered Report (Repass et al., 2016) was published in 2016, that described how to replicate an experiment from the paper “Fusobacterium nucleatuminfection is prevalent in human colorectal carcinoma” (Castellarin et al., 2012). Here, the “Reproducibility Project: Cancer …

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Crossing the river

In the previous issue of the Newsletter, we have already highlighted the recent paper by Bernhard Voelkl et al. from University of Bern. This publication has apparently caught the attention of many of our colleagues and triggered diverse feedback. We would like to mention one particular …

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PREPARE (Planning Research and Experimental Procedures on Animals: Recommendations for Excellence) Guidelines

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce waste and increase the reproducibility of animal research and testing, a group of experts led by the Secretary of Norecopa has produced a set of guidelines for planning animal experiments: The PREPARE guidelines for planning animal experiments complement the …

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