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The bench is closer to the bedside than we think: Uncovering the ethical ties between preclinical researchers in translational neuroscience and patients in clinical trials

The question of how quality of preclinical data is connected to patients in clinical trials is addressed in this article by Yarborough et al. This discussion is certainly overdue as the ethical implementations of doing tests in human subjects without adequate preclinical justification are not bearable …

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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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