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Decade-Long Misconduct Case Closed

By | April 9, 2013

A former University of Washington researcher did commit misconduct 10 years ago, according to the Office of Research Integrity.

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Novartis Linked to Retracted Papers?

By | April 2, 2013

A Japanese newspaper claims that the pharma giant funded flawed research that revealed extra health benefits for one of its top-selling drugs.

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Week in Review

By | March 15, 2013

Disgruntled Nobel loser sues; brain trauma researchers search for biomarker of a chronic condition; receptor for novel coronavirus found; the rise of transcriptomics; and ethical oversight of participant-led research

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MIT Lab Retracts Paper

By | February 15, 2013

A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.

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Physiologist Faked Data

By | February 5, 2013

A Case Western Reserve University researcher is found guilty of altering the number of samples and results to inflate the statistical significance of his findings.

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Top Science Scandals of 2012

By | December 17, 2012

This year’s roundup of bad behavior in the life sciences and new initiatives to prevent misconduct

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GM Rice Researchers Sacked

By | December 13, 2012

An official investigation into a controversial GM rice study carried out with Chinese schoolchildren has resulted in the removal of three China-based researchers.

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Scientists Review Own Papers

By | October 3, 2012

In the latest effort to boost publication records, researchers are writing positive peer reviews for their work under other scientists’ names.

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Chemist Admits to Mass Misconduct

By | September 27, 2012

An analyst that worked for a state drug lab in Massachusetts has confessed to mishandling evidence in tens of thousands of drug cases.

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Solving Irreproducible Science

By | September 26, 2012

Will the recently launched Reproducibility Initiative succeed in cleaning up research and reducing retractions?

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