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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
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Rigor mortis
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how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
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Richard Harris
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eng
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"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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Title
Rigor mortis
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An award-winning science journalist describes, through anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with top biomedical researchers, how the dysfunction and waste in much of today’s scientific research is holding back progress and hurting people with improper methods, poor design and sloppy statistics
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10560750
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DLC
Dewey number
610
Index
index present
LC call number
R852
LC item number
.H37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
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how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions
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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, Richard Harris
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn958798220
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780465097906
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(hc)
Lccn
2017001183

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