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New tools promise life-saving treatments from basic science

The reproducibility crisis is killing translational science. New tools for critically reviewing research, created by researchers in the U.K., promise to tackle this crisis by pinpointing the flaws in the way we decide what is “good” data. They also promise to keep scientists on track and make sure only the most promising research moves towards the clinic. Continue reading

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Fish oil capsules probably won’t boost your brain

My mum and dad are troopers. Every morning, they down a tablespoon of fish oil in an effort to stave off old age and dry rot. And they do it without any obvious signs that swallowing a few millilitres of … Continue reading

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