The Tangled History of mRNA Vaccines

The Tangled History of mRNA Vaccines Hundreds of scientists had worked on mRNA vaccines for decades before the coronavirus pandemic brought a breakthrough. In late 1987, Robert Malone performed a landmark experiment. He mixed strands of messenger RNA with droplets of fat, to create a…

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How to Use the New PubMed

How to Use the New PubMed The National Library of Medicine updated its PubMed search engine, probably one of the most popular search sites among researchers in the life sciences, health, and medicine. After a few months of bugginess and some site tweaks, the new…

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What is plagiarism and how to avoid it?

What is plagiarism and how to avoid it?   What is plagiarism? Plagiarism can take different forms. Most people think of it as stealing and using someone else’s work or ideas without attribution. But in the world of academic publishing, even using your own words…

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How to write a methods section

How to write a methods section The methods section of a paper may be the least interesting part to write, but for the purposes of advancing science and facilitating replication attempts of your work, it’s crucial. Nevertheless, many journals have reduced the space they allow…

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