translational medicine

The microbiome mystery: Gaining insights through data mining and analysis

The recent buzz around the microbiome and its effects on human health has both generated and resulted from an exponential growth in research and related publications. In fact, there’s been a 5000% increase in publications in PubMed over the last 15 years – a recent search for “microbiome” returned 62,260 results: 12,971 published to date […]

The 3 Rs of cancer research: rigor, reproducibility and robustness

As scientists gathered at the 2017 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Washington in early April to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, one of the questions was how much of that research would hold up to attempts to reproduce it.