« Health Statistics and More: NationMaster / StateMaster | Main | NIDCR/CDC Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Data Resource Center »

December 06, 2006

Neanderthal's Molars, Future Genius, Scientific Fraud, & Diagnosis in Diversity: Article Highlights from Science Journals

Interesting articles selected from new issues of Nature and Science. NOTE: You must be a UM patron to have access to these. If you are a UM patron and have trouble accessing the articles linked below, try using on on-campus computer, or accessing the articles from the Electronic Journals page.

(1)
Scientific American: Oral and Whole Body Health:
http://www.dentalcare.com/soap/products/promotion_sa.htm

"It's a first step on the journey as we work together to uncover the most important and factual information there is regarding the important role good oral health can play in achieving whole body wellness."

(2)
How Neanderthal molar teeth grew
Roberto Macchiarelli et al.
Abstract: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/n7120/abs/nature05314.html

"Here we show that the timing of molar crown and root completion in Neanderthals matches those known for modern humans but that a more complex enamel–dentine junction morphology and a late peak in root extension rate sets them apart."

(3)
Futures: Awakening the genius within, Revolution in the head.
Daniel Gregory
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/n7120/full/444788a.html

"Teetering on the knife-edge, the humans struggled against the Inspiron and the talent that it could give them."

(4)
The right tools can save lives
Effective diagnosis, paired with treatment, for developing-world
diseases can have far-reaching impacts, says the Global Health
Diagnostics Forum.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/n7120/full/444681a.html

"The Forum has defined the need and impact of diagnostics for six devastating disease groups. Now we challenge scientists, technology developers, funding agencies, policy-makers, international governmental and aid organizations, investors and diagnostic companies to work together to take this forward. A coordinated approach is needed so that appropriate diagnostics can achieve the promised impact."


(5)
Donald Kennedy
Responding to Fraud
Science 1 December 2006
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/314/5804/1353

"The committee was asked to make a thorough and unsparing analysis of Science's handling of both papers and to make recommendations for changes in procedure that might protect both the journal and the scientific community from further unfortunate outcomes of this kind.

The report, and a short response from Science, are available at www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/314/5804/1353/DC1."

Posted by pfa at December 6, 2006 03:22 PM

Comments

Login to leave a comment. Create a new account.