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The push me - pull you nature of scientific discovery is good for us all ... if we don't die from exasperation because of it. Smiley Happy

 

 

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"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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Replication Tests Cannot Confirm 5 High Profile Findings

 

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The cancer reproducibility project is a collaboration between Nosek’s center and Science Exchange, a network of labs that conduct replication experiments for a fee. Replicators working on the project selected 50 highly cited and downloaded papers in cancer biology published from 2010 to 2012. Teams then attempted to copy each study’s methods, often consulting with the original researchers for tips and materials. The five published in eLife are just the first batch. Eventually, all of the studies will be evaluated as a group to determine the factors that lead to failed replications.

 

Cancer biologist Erkki Ruoslahti of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, CA, and colleagues reported in 2010 in Science that a peptide called iRGD helps chemotherapy drugs penetrate tumors and increases the drugs’ efficacy. In the replication study, the researchers could not confirm those findings. “I felt that their experimental design was set up to make us look maximally bad,” Ruoslahti says.

 

 

 

Full article here: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cancer-studies-get-mixed-grades-redo-tests

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