Conflict of interest The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety. Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest." Primary interest refers to the principal goals of the profession or activity, such as the protection of clients, the health of patients, the integrity of research, and the duties of public office.
Shock study, replicates Milgram's findings Nearly 50 years after the controversial Milgram experiments, social psychologist Jerry M. Burger, PhD, has found that people are still just as willing to administer what they believe are painful electric shocks to others when urged on by an authority figure. Burger, a professor at Santa Clara University, replicated one of the famous obedience experiments of the late Stanley Milgram, PhD, and found that compliance rates in the replication were only slightly lower than those found by Milgram. And, like Milgram, he found no difference in the rates of obedience between men and women.
Environmental Sciences Europe 2014, 26:14 Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize This report describes the first long-term (2-year) rodent (rat) feeding studyinvestigating possible toxic effects arising from consumption of an R-tolerant GM maize(NK603) and a complete commercial formulation of R herbicide. The aims of thisinvestigation were essentially twofold. First, to evaluate whether the signs oftoxicity, especially with respect to liver and kidney functions, seen after 90 days'consumption of a diet containing NK603 R-tolerant GM maize [3, 7] escalated into serious ill health or dissipated over an extended period oftime. Second, to determine if low doses of full commercial R formulation at permittedlevels were still toxic, as indicated by our previous in vitro studies [8, 9].
Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality "This study was just routine," said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry. After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results.
Anthony Trewavas Anthony J. Trewavas is a professor at the University of Edinburgh , best known for his research in the fields of plant physiology and molecular biology. His recent research used a flexible confocal fluorescence ratio aiming assembly to image calcium redistribution during contact sensing, stomatal aperture control, pollen tube and rhizoid growth, moss development and photomorphogenesis.
Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains.
Petition Dr. Seralini - Please release data from your biotech corn study To: Dr. Giles Éric Séralini From: The undersigned members of the scientific community Re: Your paper in Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2012 Your recent paper in Food and Chemical Toxicology has elicited unprecedented levels of interest around the world. Yet, invoking lack of space, much of the data were not published. Accordingly, we the undersigned members of the scientific community, invoke the following clause from Elsevier ( Data access and retention Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. and urge you to make every effort to release all the data. Given the attention and implications of your work, we appeal that you make every effort to make such a release practicable as soon as possible.
Weed Technology 23(2):243-246. 2009 Herbicide Options for Controlling Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn in a Corn Replant Situation *Associate Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Jackson, TN 38301. Corresponding author's E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Russia says genetically modified foods are harmful - News - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video Russia has started the annual Days of Defence against Environmental Hazards from the 15th of April to the 5th of June with the announcement of sensational results of an independent work of research. Scientists have proved that Genetically Modified Organisms are harmful for mammals. The researchers discovered that animals that eat GM foodstuffs lose their ability to reproduce. Campbell hamsters that have a fast reproduction rate were fed for two years with ordinary soya beans, which are widely used in agriculture and those contain different percentages of GM organisms.
EFSA Press Release: EFSA publishes initial review on GM maize and herbicide study Press Release 4 October 2012 The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that a recent paper raising concerns about the potential toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and of a herbicide containing glyphosate is of insufficient scientific quality to be considered as valid for risk assessment. EFSA’s initial review found that the design, reporting and analysis of the study, as outlined in the paper, are inadequate. To enable the fullest understanding of the study the Authority has invited authors Séralini et al to share key additional information. Such shortcomings mean that EFSA is presently unable to regard the authors’ conclusions as scientifically sound.
Stanford Prison Exp What happened in the basement of the psych building 40 years ago shocked the world. How do the guards, prisoners and researchers in the Stanford Prison Experiment feel about it now? It began with an ad in the classifieds. Male college students needed for psychological study of prison life. $15 per day for 1-2 weeks. Seralini and Science: an Open Letter (Authors listed below) (Traduction Francaise) A new paper by the French group of Gilles-Eric Seralini describes harmful effects on rats fed diets containing genetically modified maize (variety NK603), with and without the herbicide Roundup, as well as Roundup alone. This peer-reviewed study (Seralini et al., 2012), has been criticized by some scientists whose views have been widely reported in the popular press (Carmen, 2012; Mestel, 2012; Revkin, 2012; Worstall, 2012). Seralini et al. (2012) extends the work of other studies demonstrating toxicity and/or endocrine-based impacts of Roundup (Gaivão et al., 2012; Kelly et al., 2010; Paganelli et al., 2010; Romano et al., 2012), as reviewed by Antoniou et al. (2010).