Celebrate the Role of Social Media Today

Mashable, the pioneering digital and social media news site, has pronounced today Social Media Day. Why? “Social media has changed our lives,” they wrote in 2010, prior to launching the event. “It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize […]

Giving Health Statistics a Good Name

Mark Twain popularized the notion that there are three kinds of lies: “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But there’s a cure for bad statistics, and that cure is openness. When our study of the effects of lithium in ALS was published in Nature Biotechnology, we not only presented the usual background and analysis, but we […]