NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine - https://archive.org/web/.

Tag: animal research

1/4/2018

Animal studies, reported well, include careful framing and clear caveats

3 12/13/2017

Of mice and “man flu”

6/22/2017

Here’s why you can go ahead and ignore all those clickbaiting ‘olive oil protects against Alzheimer’s’ headlines

6/5/2017

Say awwwwwwww: Here’s how to publicize rodent research accurately and adorably

1 12/19/2016

Searching for the source of stem cell “fountain of youth” stories

10/12/2016

How to report on preliminary Alzheimer’s research results

23 6/2/2016

“Opioid painkillers cause chronic pain” stories leave physician reader in agony

4/22/2016

New hope in the epidemic of binge-drinking rodents: Aussie lab sparks premature claims on old drugs as addiction treatments

2 2/19/2016

MIT’s misleading PR headline on autism

6/4/2015

Use of “cure” overwhelms any caveats coming later in WaPost Ebola story