Charles Rock, PhD

Charles Rock, PhD

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Charles Rock, PhD, is a faculty member in the Infectious Diseases Department and director of the Protein Production Facility at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. View full bio.

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New discoveries are simply that and must withstand the test of time

New discoveries are simply that and must withstand the test of time

Posted by Charles Rock, PhD | Jul 17, 2018

You really trust the ‘latest and greatest?’ Over-hyped scientific discoveries that haven’t been thoroughly tested create false hope for cures.

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Statistical hypothesis testing: minimize bias and ensure your results are significant

Statistical hypothesis testing: minimize bias and help ensure your results are significant

Posted by Charles Rock, PhD | Jul 10, 2018

Don’t fall for the trap: Follow these 4 steps to help ensure your experimental results are statistically significant.

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A hypothesis can’t be right unless it can be proven wrong

A hypothesis can’t be right unless it can be proven wrong

Posted by Charles Rock, PhD | May 10, 2018

Always being right is wrong — Learn how science can be corrupted by poor experiments and theories that cannot be disproven.

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Five ways to take confirmation bias out of your experimental results

Five ways to take confirmation bias out of your experimental results

Posted by Charles Rock, PhD | Jan 17, 2018

The most important part of research is that you must not fool yourself — and you’re the easiest person to fool.

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A researcher’s look at Rigor Mortis: Are motivators and incentives to find a cure hurting scientific research?

A researcher’s look at Rigor Mortis: Are motivators and incentives to find a cure hurting scientific research?

Posted by Charles Rock, PhD | Nov 9, 2017

St. Jude researchers take a look at Rigor Mortis, Richard Harris’ exposé of how the drive to find results hampers scientific progress.

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Understanding fatty acids as signaling molecules for virulence factor production

Understanding fatty acids as signaling molecules for virulence factor production

Posted by Charles Rock, PhD | Oct 26, 2017

Fatty acids are critical in destructive capacity of bacterial infections. Learn more.

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