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8/31/2015

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain’s Quirks, Dies at 82
New York Times
Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.
 
Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says
New York Times
Only 35 of 100 studies that the Reproducibility Project looked at held up fully to scrutiny. But some questioned the process of replication itself.
 

 
New Alternatives to Statins Add to a Quandary on Cholesterol
New York Times
Doctors find it difficult to ignore patients’ complaints about statins, which are much cheaper, even though clinical trials have found that they have minimal side effects.