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Scientists can make mistakes, but it’s important to keep an open mind and curious approach when conducting research. (Shutterstock)

In science, it’s better to be curious than correct

Mistakes can be made during scientific research with devastating effects. Keeping an open mind to the possibility of error and correcting immediately can make the difference between life and death.
Under the microscope: prion fibres. AJC1

A simple test could identify people with vCJD

We first identified Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at the University of Edinburgh in 1996. This neurological disorder, which is caused by abnormal proteins called prions that infect the brain, was initially…

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