In: Case Study

A priori power analysis – friend or foe?
November 23, 2016

Performing a power analysis is important for planning experimental studies. It helps us to estimate the sample size necessary to support…

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Searching for significance
August 20, 2016

To examine associations between urinary chemical concentrations and adult health status, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) measured…

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Scientists believed a whiff of the bonding hormone Oxytocin could increase trust between humans. Then they went back and checked their work… 
June 22, 2016

Over the last two decades, the neuropeptide Oxytocin (OT) has been studied extensively and many articles have been published about its…

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GDF11 – the ‘new blood’ anti-aging protein
May 22, 2016

The seminal paper by John Ioannidis  entitled “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False” (2005 PLoS Medicine 2: e124), contains some…

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Presented data do not always support conclusions made in a paper
March 20, 2016

We will continue presenting Case Study publications that have received a lot of interest among the scientific community (and sometimes even in mass…

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Sperm RNA carries marks of trauma
February 20, 2016

We will use this Case Study section to draw your attention to publications that have received a lot of attention in the scientific…

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