- Arrigo De Benedetti, LSU Health Sciences Center
- Emmanuel Dias-Neto, Hospital AC Camargo
- Rodney Honeycutt, Pepperdine University
- Joanne Lymn, University of Nottingham
- Richard Rison, Neurology Consultants Medical Group
- Christopher Foote, BioMed Central
Three new species of spiny-throated reed frog are described from specimens collected in the Eastern African Afromontane biodiversity hotspot; the limited ranges of the new species raises concerns about their conservation.
Immunoprecipiation assays to detect DNA containing 5-methylcytosine can easily lead to both false positive and false negative findings, highlighting the need to exercise caution when interpreting the results of such assays.
Psychology students struggle to distinguish between statistical significance and practical significance and are unclear about what P values can tell us about likely effect sizes and sample sizes of experimental data.
An international walk to school competition, utilising novel swipecard technology, had a high participation rate suggesting this could be a feasible intervention to motivate more children to walk to school.
A new low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic hand for children, nicknamed Cyborg Beast, could, along with a fitting procedure that can be performed remotely, present an alternative to standard prosthetics for children in developing countries.
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