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Archive for November 2013

Radiology society lifts weight loss study embargo early after LA Times break

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rsnaThe Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has lifted the embargo early on a study scheduled to be presented at its annual meeting in Chicago next week.

From an email sent to media by the RSNA Saturday morning, November 23: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

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Doing it right: How a journal helped Ed Yong get a better story

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Ed Yong, courtesy Ed Yong

Ed Yong, courtesy Ed Yong

Yesterday, Ed Yong began a series of tweets as follows:

For this story, I sent Nature paper to Henrich for comment. He said he had paper showing same thing out in 2wks (1/3) http://www.nature.com/news/bigger-groups-mean-complex-cultures-1.14158

Yong, for those few of you unfamiliar, is the prolific blogger and longform science journalist who brings the world such stories as “These Sea Slugs Penetrate Each Other In The Head During Sex.” His tweets caught my attention, and before I could find the time to ask him for details for a potential Embargo Watch post, he’d sent me this narrative, which I agree is a nice story: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 14, 2013 at 10:36 am

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“These are good gigs”: Jann Ingmire leaving JAMA for University of Chicago

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jamaUsually when I quote messages from press offices on Embargo Watch it’s because of embargo breaks. But today I’ll quote a message from the JAMA press office for a very different reason: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

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Science does the right thing, moving up Chelyabinsk asteroid embargo

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science 11113As this post goes live, this week’s issue of Science is still embargoed for 2 p.m. Eastern. But one study in that issue has been all over the media since 1 p.m. yesterday.

There were no embargo breaks, however. An email went out to Science‘s press list on Monday: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

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