An essential book to understanding whether the new miracle cure is good science or simply too good to be true
American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half of these studies can't be replicated due to poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence for terminal patients. In Rigor Mortis, Richard Harris explores these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical systembefore it's too late.
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About the Author
Richard Harris is one of the nation's most celebrated science journalists, covering science, medicine, and the environment for more than thirty years for NPR, and the three-time winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Award. He lives in Washington, DC.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Begley's Bombshell 7
Chapter 2 It's Hard Even on the Good Days 29
Chapter 3 A Bucket of Cold Water 53
Chapter 4 Misled by Mice 71
Chapter 5 Trusting the Untrustworthy 93
Chapter 6 Jumping to Conclusions 123
Chapter 7 Show Your Work 145
Chapter 8 A Broken Culture 169
Chapter 9 The Challenge of Precision Medicine 197
Chapter 10 Inventing a Discipline 217
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author highlights many fascinating issues in biomedical research and how to improve the scientific communities' research precision & approach. Very readable, even if occasionally echoing earlier chapters.
Rolled his eyes. "Took you long enough..." he mutterd.