Big Pharma Pays Universities for Most Medical Research in U.S. Today

Big Pharma Pays Universities for Most Medical Research in U.S. Today

In the past, collaboration between scientists in academia and pharmaceutical companies was relatively uncommon. However, lately there has been a growing interest in developing financial partnerships between these two sectors. The drug industry’s funding patterns for academic research has shifted from handpicked projects on investigation of…

Sit Down Science

Sit Down Science

Industry funded “science” has tainted our world and turned science-based evidence into science-biased propaganda. Universities are laundering money through foundations to intentionally hide relationships, while scientists secretly nurture their relationships with corporate executives. Negative outcomes go unpublished…

What is Peer Review of Medical Research Papers?

What is Peer Review of Medical Research Papers?

The aim of scientific research is to improve medical knowledge and find better ways to treat disease. As part of this process, publication in the medical journals enables the wider scientific community to share developments, and to test findings and take them further. Peer review is…

The Moran Team Study of 480 “Anti-Vax” Websites

The Moran Team Study of 480 “Anti-Vax” Websites

A story circulating on the Internet is publicizing a new study that concludes much of the information on anti-vaccination websites promote “unscientific views about vaccinations” and “use pseudoscience and misinformation to spread the idea that vaccines are dangerous.” The research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association…

Peer Review Process in Academic Publishing Untrustworthy

The peer review process is known to be the pride of the rigorous academic publishing process. It is a critical component used to maintain the integrity of academic publications and a method used to ensure that the information in the publications is thoroughly vetted for accuracy. The process begins after a researcher submits a paper to an academic journal.

Scientific Publishing Industry Has Become An Oligopoly

The flow of scientific research has significantly metamorphosed in the last 40 years. The content and production of published scientific research in the 21st century has been significantly influenced by a change in ownership of mainstream medical journals. As a result, today the scientific publishing industry has become an oligopoly that is controlled by a few big…

University of Toronto Students Protest “Alternative Health” Vaccine Course

In the spring and summer of 2015, a course offered by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto in Scarborough, Canada titled “Alternative Health: Practice and Theory” sparked an outcry among students attending the University’s medical school. The medical students alleged that the instructor, Professor Beth Landau-Halpern (photo left-hand…

Biomedical Scientist Imprisoned for Fraudulent HIV Vaccine Research

On July 1, 2015, Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for falsifying clinical trial data on HIV vaccines. He was also fined $7.2 million and will be under supervision for three years after his release. The story has been covered extensively by the media in the United States and abroad, including…