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Scientific plagiarism: A growing problem in an era of shrinking research funding
Harold Garner, creator of eTBLAST plagiarism detection software, identified numerous instances of wholesale plagiarism among citations in MEDLINE. (2012-01-24)

Israel Prize awarded to Tel Aviv University biochemist
Tel Aviv University's professor Nathan Nelson has won the 2012 Israel Prize for his research into molecular biology and proteins. (2013-01-29)

UT Arlington wins $1.3 million grant to develop miner safety training materials, film
UT Arlington's Division for Enterprise Development and Department of Art and Art History have won a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a documentary and safety training materials for the US mining industry. (2014-10-03)

New Reference QuickView from the American Chemical Society
ACS Publications and Chemical Abstracts Service, the information divisions of the American Chemical Society, announced jointly today the introduction of Reference QuickView, a dynamic new feature powered by CAS' SciFinder that enables readers of web content to view directly the text of abstracts linked to bibliographic citations within an ACS Publications journal article or book chapter. (2012-08-15)

Analysis: Industry-sponsored academic inventions spur increased innovation
Industry-sponsored, academic research leads to innovative patents and licenses, says a new analysis led by Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley professor of agricultural and resource economics. (2014-03-19)

Google Scholar renders documents not in English invisible
It affects scientific articles and conference papers, according to a recent study published in the journal Future Internet, by Cristòfol Rovira, Lluís Codina and Carles Lopezosa, researchers with the Department of Communication. (2021-02-10)

Recipients of the 2011 Clay Research Awards announced
The 2011 Clay Research Awards will be presented: to Yves Benoist (Université Paris Sud 11/CNRS) and Jean-François Quint (Université Paris 13/CNRS) for their work on stationary measures and orbit closures; and to Jonathan Pila (Mathematical Institute, Oxford) for his resolution of the André-Oort Conjecture in the case of products of modular curves. The award ceremony is part of the 2011 Clay Research Conference, May 16-17 at Harvard University, Science Center, Hall A. (2011-03-24)

Pooled data examines if SNPs add to breast cancer risk
Pooling data from numerous studies has helped scientists examine specific genetic variants related to breast cancer incidence, according to a study in the Oct. 4 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2006-10-03)

Education 'experts' may lack expertise, study finds
A study of education experts cited in news stories and blogs during 2013 finds that some lack background in education policy and research. (2015-02-20)

Microbiologist Sylvain Moineau among the most influential scientists in the world
Microbiologist Sylvain Moineau, a professor at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering, has been named one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds for the second year running by strategic information company Thomson Reuters. (2015-12-17)

Special issue of Cell Transplantation features research presented at IANR
In this special issue of Cell Transplantation, members of the International Association of Neurorestoratology (IANR) present research aimed at improving the lives of people with neurological conditions such as amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, stroke and muscular dystrophy. Neurorestoratology, a new discipline in neuroscience, explores cell transplantation and other factors on neurological recovery. Future directions include integrating current methods and those being developed to optimize regimes and develop treatment guidelines. (2012-07-18)

Bob Dylan: A source of inspiration for medical scientists
The number of articles citing the lyrics of Bob Dylan in the biomedical literature has increased exponentially since 1990, according to a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. (2015-12-14)

Five University of Tennessee faculty named AAAS Fellows
Five University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2014 class of fellows for their teaching and research. (2014-11-24)

Study shows researchers' status helps some scientific papers gain popularity
Fine-grained research shows boost for leading-edge and low-profile work in the life sciences happens after authors are honored. (2014-01-27)

5 selected as Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows
Five Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists from diverse fields of research have been named Laboratory Fellows. The five researchers are Brenda Dingus of the Neutron Science and Technology group; William (Bill) Louis of the Subatomic Physics group; John Sarrao, director of Los Alamos's Office of Science Programs; Dipen Sinha of the Sensors and Electrochemical Devices group; and Giday Woldegabriel of the Computational Earth Sciences group. (2010-11-16)

Are journal rankings distorting science?
This week's BMJ raises concerns over whether journal rankings (known as impact factors) are distorting publishing and science. The impact factor is a measure of the citations to papers in scientific journals. It was developed as a simple measure of quality and has become a proxy for the importance of a journal to its field. (2007-03-15)

Automated method beats critics in picking great movies
Don't rely on the Academy Awards next month if you are seeking to know whether the movies deemed great today will survive the test of time. According to a new Northwestern University study, the best predictor of a movie's significance is how often a movie is referenced by other movies. In other words, a movie's significance is decided by today's and tomorrow's film directors -- not the critics. Northwestern's objective method of movie citations is best at predicting greatness. (2015-01-19)

Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, IU study finds
A new study from the Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing's Center for Complex Networks and Systems explores 'sleeping beauties,' research papers that remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode with great impact upon the scientific community. (2015-05-25)

Antibiotic treats lymphoma of the eye
The common antibiotic doxycycline effectively treats a type of lymphoma associated with chlamydia infection, according to a study in the Oct. 4 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2006-10-03)

Corporate-funded academic inventions spur increased innovation, analysis says
Academic research sponsored by industry leads to innovative patents and licenses, challenging assumptions that corporate support skews science toward inventions that are less accessible and less useful to others than those funded by the government or nonprofit organizations, according to a new analysis. (2014-03-19)

Bentham Science partners with Kudos
Bentham Science has made its research publications available on Kudos. Researchers can search on Kudos, read and cite the articles published by Bentham Science. (2015-12-21)

Systematic review examines potential health benefits of pear consumption
To explore the potential health benefits associated with pear consumption and related health outcomes, Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., R.D., professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, assisted by food science graduate Holly Reiland, conducted a systematic review of studies from PubMed (database of the National Library of Medicine with citations and abstracts of biomedical literature) and Agricola (database of the National Agricultural Library with citations of agricultural literature) from 1970 to present. (2015-10-20)

BU researcher plays key role in discovery of new type of neutrino oscillation
The international T2K collaboration announced today that they have observed an indication of a new type of neutrino transformation or oscillation from a muon neutrino to an electron neutrino. Evidence of this new type of neutrino oscillation may lead the way to new studies of a matter/ anti-matter asymmetry called charge-parity violation. (2011-06-15)

Childhood cancer survivors may have low birth weight children
Female childhood cancer survivors may face pregnancy problems, including early deliveries and low birth weight children, according to a study in the October 19 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2006-10-17)

New incentive for biodiversity data publishing
A new tool to convert descriptions of biodiversity data into scientific journal articles is now available. The aim is to give due recognition to efforts by scientists and institutions making data accessible to the wider scientific community. (2011-06-01)

New impact factor of European Urology underlines journal's outstanding position
European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, has a newly released impact factor of 7,667. This was announced in the Journal Citation Reports 2009, published by Thomson Reuters. (2010-06-24)

Negative citations important to scientific progress should be tracked, says new study.
Negative citations are not necessarily a bad thing, says Nicola Lacetera, an associate professor of strategic management at the University of Toronto Mississauga who is also cross appointed to UofT's Rotman School of Management. Tracking those citations can reveal where there is particular 'vitality' in a research area, especially when there is controversy among scientists active in it. (2016-02-23)

Carnegie's Timothy Strobel to receive Jamieson Award
Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory's newest staff member, Timothy Strobel, will be given the prestigious Jamieson Award on Sept. 26, 2011, from the International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology in Mumbai, India. The Jamieson Award is given to a scientist who has just completed outstanding Ph.D. thesis research or to an exceptional postdoctoral researcher. Strobel's research focuses on developing new hydrogen-based materials to meet our country's energy challenges. (2011-09-15)

CSHL's Watson School of Biological Sciences receives top marks from the National Research Council
In 20 cumulative categories of a comprehensive assessment recently released by the National Research Council, the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ranked between 3rd and 17th in a field of 120 peer programs in Biology/Integrated Biology/Integrated Biomedical Sciences. (2010-09-30)

Landmark study analyzes scientific productivity and impact of the top 100 PD investigators
IOS Press is pleased to announce the publication of a landmark study in which both traditional and innovative scientometric approaches have been employed to identify the top 100 Parkinson's disease (PD) investigators since 1985 and measure their scientific productivity as well as the impact of their contributions to the field. The article appears today in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. (2011-06-09)

Peer-review science is taking off on Twitter, but who is tweeting what and why?
The most tweeted peer-reviewed articles published between 2010 and 2012, and the trends associated with their social media success, have been identified by Stefanie Haustein at the University of Montreal's School of Library and Information Science. (2013-12-08)

Nano coalition launches virtual journal on risk research
The nanotechnology coalition that launched the first online database of scientific findings related to the benefits and risks of nanomaterials has taken the concept one step further with the launch today of the Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology Environment, Health & Safety (VJ-Nano EHS). The journal is a monthly online publication of the International Council on Nanotechnology. (2007-03-22)

Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member to receive a Diva Award
The Institute for Nursing of the New Jersey State Nurses Association Foundation will present one of its Diva awards to Julia R. Plotnick, a Rutgers College of Nursing visiting faculty member, at its sixth Divas and Dons gala at the Hyatt Regency Princeton on Dec. 1. (2005-11-28)

Retracted scientific paper persists in new citations, study finds
University of Illinois information sciences professor Jodi Schneider is leading an effort to prevent the spread of retracted research. (2021-01-05)

NREL theorist recognized for highest citation impact
Dr. Alex Zunger, Research Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is a co-author of one of the 100 physics papers that has the highest citation impact over the past 110 years according to a recent analysis of manuscripts that have appeared in the journal Physical Review from 1893 to 2003. (2004-10-07)

Notifying speeding mariners lowers ship speeds in areas with North Atlantic right whales
There are only around 500 North Atlantic right whales alive today. In an effort to further protect these critically endangered animals, a recent NOAA regulation required large vessels to reduce speed in areas seasonally occupied by the whales. The policy of notifying -- but not necessarily citing -- speeding vessels in protected areas was effective in lowering their speeds, helping to protect these magnificent creatures from ship collisions, while keeping punitive fines to mariners to a minimum. (2014-06-03)

UNIST makes mark on global list of most cited
UNIST is well-represented 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) by Elsevier Scopus Data, which includes only the top 300 of the world's researchers in the field of MSE ranked by the total citations of their papers. (2016-08-04)

Pressure for positive results puts science under threat, study shows
Scientific research may be in decline across the globe because of growing pressures to report only positive results, new analysis suggests. (2011-09-12)

Paid access to journal articles not a significant barrier for scientists
They say the best things in life are free, but when it comes to online scientific publishing, a new research report in the FASEB Journal suggests otherwise. The report shows that free access to scientific journal articles leads to increases in downloads, but not to increases in citations (their use), a key factor used in scientific publishing to assess a research article's relative importance and value. (2011-03-30)

Policymakers draw heavily from highly cited COVID-19 science
Policymakers around the world tend to reference new and highly cited COVID-19 research papers in their policy documents regarding the pandemic, Yian Yin and colleagues conclude after analyzing publications of both types from the first half of 2020. (2021-01-07)

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