Perverse incentives in the academic progression/reward systems can sometimes lead to unwanted consequences at best and malpractice at worst. The scholarly publishing world has, over the last few years, been rocked by a relatively new and acute pandemic of falsified information being submitted to scientific journals via papermills. Continue reading Papermills in Bioscience Reports
There are many bacteria all around us, some are beneficial while others can cause disease. The way in which different bacteria cause disease are varied. Some bacteria use a certain infection mechanism known as the type III secretion system which functions just like a tiny biological needle. Continue reading Some bacteria use tiny biological needles to make us sick!