Jonathan Kimmelman’s talk “Reproducibility in Preclinical Research: Activities in Opportunities” from Reproducibility in a Changing Research Landscape: a workshop of the Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use at the National Academy of Sciences (June 4-5, 2014).


Scientists Are Not So Hot At Predicting Which Cancer Studies Will Succeed, NPR: All Things Considered, July 4, 2017 (link to article here).

Interview with Prof. Jonathan Kimmelman, Second Opinion (CBC), February 2, 2017. Second Opinion speaks with Prof. Jonathan Kimmelman, whose commentary about raising the bar for approving first-in-human clinical trials appeared in the journal Nature this week.

From Concept To Market: Ethical Questions In Drug Research, Vermont Edition (NPR), October 12, 2015.

Patient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good, The Current (CBC), August 14, 2015.


Investigation Raises Concerns About Animal Study Misreporting, MedPage Today, January 10, 2018.

Universities accused of unethical ‘pick and mix’ reporting of drug trial results, The Telegraph, January 10, 2018.

Oxford vaccine study highlights pick and mix approach to preclinical research, The BMJ, January 10, 2018.

Tiny human brain organoids implanted into rodents, triggering ethical concerns, STAT News, November 6, 2017.

In need of scrutiny: Misleading stem cell claims by academic medical centers, Health News Review, November 2, 2017.

Prospect of Synthetic Embryos Sparks New Bioethics Debate, MIT Technology Review, September 19, 2017.

Discrepancy between trial goals, results may mask treatment risks, Reuters, September 13, 2017.

Chinese rocket failure, Fukushima trial and discarded fish [The week in science: 30 June–6 July 2017], Nature, July 5, 2017.

Scientists Are Not So Hot At Predicting Which Cancer Studies Will Succeed, NPR: All Things Considered, July 4, 2017 (link to audio here).

Preclinical Cancer Studies Not as Reproducible as Thought, The Scientist, June 30, 2017.

Cancer scientists may overestimate reliability of mouse studies, Reuters, June 29, 2017.

Authors retract much-debated blockchain paper from F1000, Retraction Watch, May 24, 2017.

Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished, The Scientist, May 5, 2017.

The Readout, STAT, January 31, 2017.

Ethiker fordern strengere Kontrollen bei Phase-I-Studien, DAZ, January 31 2017.

Des essais cliniques inutiles, La Presse, January 30 2017.

After trial death and before Trump change, a call for drug approval reform, CNN, January 30 2017.

Why the bar needs to be raised for human clinical trials, Science Daily, January 30 2017.

Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy, MIT Technology Review, 2017 January 13.

A Death and Other Adverse Events in French Drug Trial Raise Questions About Testing Safety and Ethics, Neurology Today, 2016 December 8.

Des effets secondaires des médicaments restent absents des publications scientifiques, Le Devoir, 2016 September 24.

Brunswick woman taking gamble that stem cells will restore vision, Portland Press Herald, 2016 August 1.

Is Most Clinical Research Useless?, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2016 July 12.

Journalists: 9 tips to combat stem cell hype in your news stories, Health News Review, 2016 June 27.

Guidelines on stem cell research put patients first, warn against hype, Maclean’s, 2016 May 12.

After Infecting Pregnant Monkey With Zika, Scientists Wait for Backlash, KQED Science, 2016 March 22.

Got a Single Observation? New Journal Will Publish It, Science Insider, 2015 December 2.

Poor quality animal studies cause clinical trials to follow false leads, BMJ Research News, 2015 October 15.

Development of treatments affected by ‘poorly designed’ animal experiments, The Bolton News, 2015 October 15.

How 74 years of flawed experiments ‘hampered’ cancer fight, The Scotsman, 2015 October 14.

Expert reaction to study examining the reproducibility of cancer research, Science Media Centre, 2015 October 13.

Much of preclinical research into one cancer drug is flawed, says report, Retraction Watch, 2015 October 13.

Poorly-designed animal experiments in the spotlight, Nature, 2015 October 13.

Drugs research hampered by substandard animal testing procedures, The Guardian, 2015 October 13.

Ces recherches qui se perdent, Le Devoir, 2015 August 31.

Trend sees patients paying for their own clinical trials, but critics raise ethical concerns, National Post, 2015 August 12.

US societies push back against NIH reproducibility guidelines, Nature, 2015 April 17.

Data on failed drug experiments rarely made public, McGill study finds, The Globe and Mail, 2015 March 13.

Protection Without a Vaccine, NY Times, 2015 March 9.

Canadian Ebola vaccine weeks away from human testing, The Globe and Mail, 2014 August 28.

The Elusive Heart Fix, Science Magazine, 2014 July 18.

Stem Cell Treatments Overtake Science, NY Times, 2013 September 9.

Can We Eliminate Animals from Medical Research? PBS, 2013 Aug 7.

Improving Preclinical Research. Genetic Engineering News, 2013 July 31.

Flaws in medical experiments on animals ‘a waste’. CBC News, 2013 July 23.

Study Finds Rampant Bias in Animal-Based Drug Research. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013 July 16.

Ethical Considerations in Phase II Trials.  Genetic Engineering News, 2013 May 8.

In Search of Genomic Incentives (OpEd).  Globe and Mail, 2012 December 19.

Cancer Trials Lack Clear Information on Biopsies.  Reuters, 2012 November 8.

DNA Experiment Yields Great Promise and High Ethical Risks.  Washington Post, 2012 October 25.

Q&A: Improving Preclinical Trials.  The Scientist, 2011 March 8.

Experts Call for Stricter Regulations in Clinical Trials of New Drugs.  Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2011 March 14.


    title = {Media},
    journal = {STREAM research},
    author = {STREAM admin},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2013,
    month = jun,
    day = 22,
    url = {}


STREAM admin. "Media" Web blog post. STREAM research. 22 Jun 2013. Web. 21 Jan 2018. <>


STREAM admin. (2013, Jun 22). Media [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Comments are closed.


Old blog posts

All content © STREAM research
Twitter: @stream_research
3647 rue Peel
Montreal QC H3A 1X1