Jumping to Conclusions -Kerianah M 

The chapter Jumping to Conclusions, is about how scientists would really want their experiments to work so they would forget to correct and recheck their work. For example, in 2002 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) created a test that would allow them to find ovarian cancer in a... Continue Reading →

The Challenge of Precision Medicine -Kerianah M 

From the very beginning of chapter nine, Richard Harris wrote about interesting information which gave us another example of how biomedical research is incorrect or just completely unreliable. Carolyn Compton a pathologist spoke on the long wait to get cancer testing from specimens in her laboratory which Mr. Harris quotes her "A big colon gets... Continue Reading →

Intro and Chapter 1 -Kerianah M 

After reading the introduction and chapter one I agreed with what Richard Harris said "Rigor in biomedical science certainly isn't dead, but it does need a major jolt of energy." (pg 3) I was shocked after it reading that a few scientists aren't taking the labs serious. They aren't using the right procedures and the... Continue Reading →

Goodman and Ioannidis -Madison C.

Chapter ten, “Inventing a Discipline”, in the book Rigor Mortis, by Richard Harris, is about a man by the name of Steve Goodman and his research on research. Steve Goodman spent a majority of his career trying to figure out where scientists and doctors were going wrong with all of their medical research. In this... Continue Reading →

Medical Standards Who? -Elizabeth.M

Scientists make discoveries and find new ways to treat and control many diseases. But all these precious medicine comes with many challenges. As Campton told Richard Harris, “There are no national standards for handling tissue in research labs.” In other words the scientist don't have a certain steps or rules to follow during a procedure.... Continue Reading →

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