France admits 2,300 samples of SARS virus are missing / They Claim Harmless

Thursday, 17 April 2014 A routine inventory at a Parisian research body revealed over 2,300 samples of the potentially deadly SARS virus are missing, The Independent reports. The renowned Institute Pasteur in France admitted on Monday that it had misplaced… Read More ›

‘Spin’ in media reports of scientific articles: 47% of articles contain ‘Spin”

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai 415-568-3164 Public Library of Science Press releases and news stories reporting the results of randomized controlled trials often contain “spin”—specific reporting strategies (intentional or unintentional) emphasizing the beneficial effect of the experimental treatment—but such “spin” frequently… Read More ›