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2016-01-06

According to a report, protected forests in Southeast Asia are being threatened due to increasing worldwide demand for rubber tyres. As swathes of tropical forests make way for rubber plantations,...

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2016-01-06

A pioneering treatment to correct errors in DNA, has transformed the lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease, doctors declare. For people suffering Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), a defective...

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2015-01-30

Carl Sagan once said “The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media”, even going on to say it presented: “a...

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2015-01-27

With details of the newly published report by the US Senate coming out, this 4 year investigation is shining light on some of the questionable interrogation techniques and the medical staff involved...

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2015-01-10

According to UN food and agriculture agencies, the number of hungry people in the world has fallen over the past decade. However, the number still stands at 805 million, a figure representing one...

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2014-12-12

In 2014, the Global Slavery Index (GSI) found that worldwide there are nearly 36 million victims of human trafficking. This practice, which is especially prevalent in Asia, shows no signs of disappearing...

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2014-11-26

On the 26th September this year, 43 student teachers travelled to the town of Iguala, Mexico to raise funds, and disappeared after violent clashes with municipal police. In the six weeks following that...

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2014-11-19

Swedish scientists from Lund University have found that stem cell treatment can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s disease. The disease, which affects body control and...

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2014-11-08

In January 2012 the social media giant Facebook undertook what can only be called a research experiment on 700,000 of its users. The company decided to strategically skew what these users could see when...

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2014-10-03

Climate change has become a global issue and residents of countries across the world are beginning to stand up and voice their opinions on perceived lack of action. The constant back and forth between...

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2014-09-23

Since March this year, over 3500 people in western Africa have been affected by the Ebola virus, with over 1,800 people suffering fatalities. The virus, which is contagious, has affected the countries...

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2014-09-16

The parents of 5 year old Ashya King were released from a Spanish prison after a European arrest warrant against them was cancelled; this arose following their actions to smuggle him out of Southampton...

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2014-08-18

In recent weeks, the issue of extremism and brainwashing in UK schools has once again re-occurred in the media and in parliament. Specifically, education secretary Nicky Morgan announced that...

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2014-08-16

Whistleblowers are being victimised when they go back to work. A recent government report found that whistleblowers were often victimised and bullied after exposing misconduct in companies and public...

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2014-07-23

  GlaxoSmithKline faces criminal investigations… In an era where large companies control the majority of the different markets, the potential for serious crimes within such organisations...

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2014-07-23

  Cyber bullying and anonymous bloggers Cyber bullying is defined as an action that ‘uses information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour...

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2014-07-10

The Association for Medical Ethics (AME) consists of physicians who have joined together to provide increased public awareness on important issues such as departures from the ethics of responsible patient...

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2014-06-30

Defamation control Before the digital age dictated our every movement, it took a lot more time and effort to find information about a specific person. You may have needed to hire an investigator...

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2014-06-30

  Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and ‘Middle East Peace Envoy’, has urged the government to take action in Iraq or face terror attacks on British soil. These...

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2014-05-17

  “Our shared vision is a world where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge.” Statement on HIFA2015 website. HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information for All by 2015)...

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2014-05-14

  Educating women is purported to be one of the most valuable investments a developing country can make. Research has found that nations that educate girls to the same degree as boys benefit from...

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2014-05-02

  University students should feel confident that lecturers can provide the support they need throughout their academic study at the institution. Is this crucial aspect of higher education being compromised? Whilst...

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2014-04-29

  The Publication Integrity and Ethics (PIE) received its first communication from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) on the 18th of February 2014. Dr Virginia Barbour, Chair of COPE and...

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2014-04-28

  For an academic career to be successful, it needs to be rewarding; there has to be passion, dedication and commitment. These elements need to be concomitant with a fine balance between teaching...

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2014-04-22

Senior academics are under increasing pressure to generate research funding in the higher education sector. With government investment in research still sitting well below the OECD (Organisation for...

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2014-04-11

When compiling relevant data for publication, certain common terms and phrases will inevitably be apparent. Many such texts will be researched by different authors and organisations for publication...

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2014-03-21

We are pleased to announce that the Publication Integrity and Ethics has launched its official blog. This online debate facility will allow members and adherents to state their opinions about any issues...

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2014-02-20

Funding sources and Independence   The Publication Integrity & Ethics is a not-for-profit organisation. All the services it provides are free of charge and will remain so. PIE values its independence...

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2014-02-10

  Accuracy of P.I.E. Members and Adherents pages The Publication Integrity & Ethics has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the pages for its members and adherents are accurate. However,...

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2014-01-30

  Accessibility PIE has taken all necessary steps to make the content of its website accessible to a wide range of people with different disabilities. We continue to install various applications...

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2014-01-20

HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015) is a global campaign and knowledge network administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network, a non-profit organisation working to improve the...

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2013-12-05

  These courses are related to the integrity and ethics in publication, research, law and medical ethics, research governance, good ethical practice and management. The course title, description...

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2013-11-16

  While the organisation promotes its own set of rules, if the main PIE guidelines are considered to be rigid and hard to comprehend, PIE provides a set of simplified code of conduct regulations...

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2013-11-15

  Membership of PIE is free of charge and it is available for editors-in-chief, editors, authors and peer-reviewers. Furthermore, any editor-in-chief that signs up with PIE certifies that their journal...

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2013-11-14

  The primary aim of PIE is to create a better ethical environment within the publishing industry; this will be achieved through the PIE guidelines and code of conduct for editors, authors, reviewers...

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