Health Science

Retractions and Covid-19: a look into bad science

Every once in a while, we are reminded of the wisdom in ancient tales. During the current pandemic, we are specifically reminded of one of the most famous tales of Aesop’s fables, the “tortoise and the hare”, which gave rise to the famous idiom “slow and steady wins the race”. The metaphorical race, in this […]

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An inability to replicate results leads to retraction of research

Bruce Beutler, an immunologist at the University of Texas and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, was the most senior of several authors to publish the paper ‘MAVS, cGAS, and endogenous retroviruses in T-independent B cell responses’ in the journal Science in 2014. The research in the paper states that virus-like […]