1) Research papers that do not mention that their studies were done in mice can lead to misleading media coverage. Journalists will tend to do the same and not indicate that the studies were done in mice.
2) Researchers analyzed 623 scientific papers published in 2018 and 2019. These studies used mice either as models or as the biological source for experimental studies in Alzheimer’s Disease research.
3) There was an association between the titles of the research paper and the headlines of the media stories. Journalists tend to leave out that the studies were done in mice if the paper authors did the same in the titles of their paper. Also, news stories that did not mention ‘mice’ in the title got more press coverage
What’s not in the news headlines or titles of Alzheimer disease articles? #InMice
Published: June 15, 2021