Embargo Watch

Keeping an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage

Archive for November 2014

Colon cancer study embargo lifted early after “gremlin in the machinery” leads to break

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eortcThe embargo on a colon cancer presentation at a Barcelona conference was lifted early Thursday after inadvertent breaks.

On Thursday morning, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) media consultant Emma Mason sent the following message to her press list: Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

November 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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Triclosan study marks PNAS’s tenth embargo break this year

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pnas juneAlthough it didn’t lead to an early embargo lift, a university press office and a local news site broke the embargo today on a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) study of whether the soap ingredient triclosan causes liver damage in mice.

A press release from the University of California, Davis, where the researchers are based, went live before the scheduled 3 p.m. Eastern embargo, as did a story in San Diego Metro.

PNAS tells Embargo Watch: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

November 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Posted in Uncategorized