“The argument from authority tries to justify a conclusion by pointing out that some expert or authority endorses the conclusion. […] “My parents say that Santa Claus exists. Therefore Santa Claus exists” or “My peers say that clothing item x is great. Therefore clothing item x is great.” In the case of the JIF, a high impact factor of a journal would play the role of an authority for the quality of the papers within it.”

Paulus et al., 2018 – The impact factory fallacy

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Rethink funding by putting the lottery first

Rethink funding Researchers propose a new way to restructure grant allocation, promoting inclusivity, innovation, and cost reduction. LÜBECK UNIVERSITY, Germany – The allocation process of ...
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Dysregulated autoantibodies targeting vaso- and immunoregulatory receptors in Post COVID Syndrome correlate with symptom severity

Abstract Most patients with Post COVID Syndrome (PCS) present with a plethora of symptoms without clear evidence of organ dysfunction. A subset of them fulfills ...
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Age-dependent white matter microstructural disintegrity in autism spectrum disorder

Abstract There has been increasing evidence of White Matter (WM) microstructural disintegrity and connectome disruption in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We evaluated the effects of ...
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Mapping Research Domain Criteria using a transdiagnostic mini-RDoC assessment in mental disorders

Abstract This study aimed to build on the relationship of well-established self-report and behavioral assessments to the latent constructs positive (PVS) and negative valence systems ...
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Age-related topographic map of magnetic resonance diffusion metrics in neonatal brains.

Abstract Accelerated maturation of brain parenchyma close to term-equivalent age leads to rapid changes in diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics of ...
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The contribution of sleep to the neuroendocrine regulation of rhythms in human leukocyte traffic

Abstract Twenty-four-hour rhythms in immune parameters and functions are robustly observed phenomena in biomedicine. Here, we summarize the important role of sleep and associated parameters ...
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Editorial: The Different Faces of Sickness

Editorial on the Research Topic: The Different Faces of Sickness   Sickness not only includes symptoms that classically define an infection (e.g., fever, nausea, headache), ...
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