“Make your negative result a preprint winner” competition (ASAPbio)

In January 2023, ASAPbio hosted a competition titled "Make your negative result a preprint winner". This competition serves to highlight the importance of sharing negative and inconclusive results via preprints with the scientific community. Science is an iterative process that is built upon previous findings, not all of which confirm our hypothesis. Many times, we stumble upon roadblocks and data that do not confirm the null hypothesis and are hence negative results. Many researchers do not report such data, but they are still results that are useful to drive the research forward! A group of ASAPbio fellows wanted to celebrate sharing of “negative or inconclusive” findings and organized a competition to support preprints in any field of experimental or computational biology. This preList lists the 3 winners of the competition.

List by Kanika Khanna


No evidence from complementary data sources of a direct projection from the mouse anterior cingulate cortex to the hippocampal formation

Lilya Andrianova, Steliana Yanakieva, Gabriella Margetts-Smith, Shivali Kohli, Erica S Brady, John P Aggleton, Michael T Craig

Antimicrobial peptides do not directly contribute to aging in Drosophila, but improve lifespan by preventing dysbiosis

M.A. Hanson, B. Lemaitre

Woronin bodies move dynamically and bidirectionally by hitchhiking on early endosomes in Aspergillus nidulans

Livia D. Songster, Devahuti Bhuyan, Jenna R. Christensen, Samara L. Reck-Peterson


Posted on: 9 April 2023 , updated on: 11 April 2023

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