October 2013

No evidence peanut butter will protect against breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you may have seen recent headlines claiming that, according to a new study, peanut butter may prevent breast cancer. To quote headlines from Yahoo and Fox News, respectively, “Calling All Peanut Butter Lovers! The Sticky Snack May Boost Your Breast Health,” and “Girls who eat peanut butter may … Read More

Reproducibility Initiative receives $1.3M grant to validate 50 landmark cancer studies

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Laura and John Arnold Foundation to fund National Academy of Sciences evaluation in groundbreaking assessment of eyewitness identification procedures

NEW YORK, NY—Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a grant to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the state of the science of eyewitness identification, a frequently used tool in the investigation and prosecution of crimes. Following an in-depth review of existing research on eyewitness identification, … Read More