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Guest post: Autistic traits in children with ADHD: a marker of severity?

Posted 25 April 2013 by Pete Etchells

Today's post was written by Joanna Martin. Joanna is a 2nd year PhD student at Cardiff University, in the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences. For her undergraduate degree, she studied Experimental Psychology at Bristol University.  She's on Twitter as @trufflesquirrel and blogs about life as a PhD student at: http://squirreledthoughts.wordpress.com/   The way researchers, clinicians and society think about child mental health problems is constantly evolving as we discover and come to understand more about the nature of human mental... Read more

Hey science, what’s going on?

Posted 2 October 2012 by Pete Etchells

To many, retracted science papers are an unfortunate part of the process. With the best intent, we are told, scientists are only human, and will inevitably make mistakes. And it's a good thing that retractions exist - it shows honesty and integrity in the system; that scientists are willing to admit to their mistakes, and correct them for the common good. Or so we've been led to believe. As Carl Zimmer notes in a recent New York Times piece, Nature... Read more