Continuing the evolution of Science writing theme, this post looks at use/utilize and its implications. #sciencewriting #utilize
Is Science becoming more novel?
Scientific papers describe new research findings. Yet, it seems that a greater proportion of papers feel it is necessary to point that out. Why is that?
Editing for impact #5 – Is it time to stop using “A study by Author et al.,…”?
Does it matter who wrote the work that you are citing? Usually it isn’t as important about what that study found. So… should you ever say “A study by author et al.,”?
New Paper Published – LaNt a31 in breast cancer
Big new paper out now! “Laminin N-terminus α31 is upregulated in invasive ductal breast cancer and changes the mode of tumour invasion.”
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New Paper Published – LM511-E8 treatment of burn wounds
New paper by Jiraroch Meevassana on using a laminin fragment to improve burn wound repair
P = 0.051… How to describe results that are not significant
Although your p value may not have reached the statistical significance threshold it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t share the observations. However, it does mean that you need to be careful in how you write about the data. This post explains options you could take.
New paper published – B1 repetitive sequence methylation enhances second-degree burn wound healing
Congrats to Jiraroch Meevassana on his new paper on improving burn wound repair via treatment with B1 siRNA.
Editing for impact #4 – Get Rhythm – Paragraph length and flow.
Good writing is effective writing. In science writing, efficacy comes from your readers being able to absorb the information you … More
Does “significant” mean small? [Editing for impact #2]
Should significant only be used for small differences.
Stop saying "significant" in COVID19 science articles
“People with blood group A have a significantly higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups” proclaims the … More