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The Resource Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris

Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris

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Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
Title
Rigor mortis
Title remainder
how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
Statement of responsibility
Richard Harris
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research. By some estimates, half of the results from these studies can't be replicated elsewhere-the science is simply wrong. Often, research institutes and academia emphasize publishing results over getting the right answers, incentivizing poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence. How are those with breast cancer helped when the cell on which 900 papers are based turns out not to be a breast cancer cell at all? How effective could a new treatment for ALS be when it failed to cure even the mice it was initially tested on? In Rigor Mortis, award-winning science journalist Richard F. Harris reveals these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the nation's top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system-now"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Richard F.,
Dewey number
610.72
Index
index present
LC call number
R852
LC item number
.H37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical ethics
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Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780465097906
Lccn
2017001183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn958798220
  • (OCoLC)958798220
  • 2036540
Label
Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions, Richard Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780465097906
Lccn
2017001183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn958798220
  • (OCoLC)958798220
  • 2036540

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