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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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Reproducibility of preclinical animal research improves with heterogeneity of study samples

Pre-clinical animal research is typically based on single-laboratory studies conducted under highly standardized conditions. However, a new study published by Bernhard Voelkl, Lucile Vogt, Emily S. Sena and Hanno Würbel from the Universities of Bern and Edinburgh showed that such approach risks producing results that are …

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