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Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data

Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.

By | August 11, 2011

Breast tumorsNATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

Sheng Wang, assistant professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Cancer Research Center until last month, committed research misconduct, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity (ORI) announced last Friday (August 5). Specifically, the ORI determined that Wang fabricated data published in two 2009 papers in the journals Molecular Endocrinology (ME) and Oncogene, both of which Wang has agreed to retract.

The falsified figures show real-time PCR data—a technique used to locate genes and quantify their expression—and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)—used to determine how and where proteins interact with DNA in the cell—to support their conclusions about the HIC1 protein’s pivotal role in tumor suppression.

HIC1 (“hypermethylated in cancer 1”) is a protein known to suppress cell growth. The gene that encodes HIC1 was recently shown to be epigenetically disrupted in human tumors, and its expression has been linked to better outcomes in some breast cancers. Using both PCR and ChIP, Wang and his colleagues showed that HIC1 acts via a downstream protein called Brg1. In a follow up study, the researchers found that HIC1 is required for estrogen neutralizers—which combat certain breast cancers—to effectively suppress tumor growth.

The fabricated data affected six of the eight figures in the Oncogene paper, which has been cited 9 times, according to ISI, and six of the seven figures in the ME paper, which has not been cited. Though neither paper has yet been retracted, and neither journal could confirm whether it was considering such a move, Wang must retract them according to his agreement with the ORI. “The retraction of the articles is in accordance with the decision reached by the ORI,” Maria Pantages Ober, director of communications for BUSM, said in a statement.

But researchers say the impending retractions will not significantly impact the field’s understanding of HIC1’s role in tumor suppression, as the papers’ basic findings have been shown in other studies.

“This will not impact our paper, although it is, of course, very concerning,” Susan Cohn, professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago who cited the Oncogene paper, said in an email.

“Even if their conclusion [that HIC1 requires interaction with Brg1 to control cell-growth-related genes] was not correct, other studies have demonstrated that Brg1 can interact with other tumor suppressors, such as Prohibitin and TopBP,” added Danuta Radzioch, professor of medicine at McGill University in Montreal who also cited the Oncogene paper, in an email.

The details surrounding the misconduct remain murky. The ORI’s determination of research misconduct came after an investigation initiated by Boston University, according to a statement issued by Ober. The University would not release details of how suspicions first arose nor when the investigation began. According to Ober, Wang’s employment ended on July 15, but she declined to provide any further information on the circumstances of his departure or his current whereabouts. At the time of publication, Wang had not responded to The Scientist’s requests for comment. Douglas Faller, director of the Cancer Research Center at BUSM and a coauthor on both papers in question, declined to comment.

As a result of the ORI’s findings, Wang is ineligible for federal funding for 2 years. Wang’s acceptance of ORI’s sanctions is not an admission of guilt. As a common condition of ORI agreements, researchers are not required to do so, though an admission “could be considered a mitigating circumstance justifying a somewhat reduced administrative action,” John Dahlberg, ORI Division of Investigative Oversight director, wrote in an email to The Scientist.

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

Theft, plagiarism, fabrication of data/observations in scientific work commonly now known as scientific misconduct was part of the scientific enterprise from ancient times; even towering figures in science (Leibniz for example) were guilty of it. Every time I read of this I feel very sad and betrayed.
Michael Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

Something tells me this Fabricated Data was the work of more than 1 person.

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

Misconduct in different forms is a very serious problem, not only about isolated professionals but even for Institutions and Institutes that indirectly promote this kind of practices. Results in terms of impact factor are a premise to receive fundings and to stay in the top ten and other standards of excellence, conditioning the whole proccess of scientific production. Institutions also may have an important participation punishing responsibles of misconduct and cleaning their image.
For example in clinical research, some papers about randomized clinical trials, with multiple participating centers, are used by different PI (some times more than 30) based on the single fact that they also have included a few pacients in the trial, ....this is not scientific production! but some institutions collect the derived impact factor from those publications and these PIs consider themselves as authors...

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

Falsification of data in a publication should lead to stronger sanctions than what is described here.  Two years ineligibility to receive Federal support?  That's not adequate!  And the danger posed by falsified data is greater when the work is of medical relevance.  Can you imagine if this phony work had led to clinical trials? 

Two years of ineligibility to receive Federal grant support.  Good grief -- honest, talented and hard-working scientists often have to wait longer than that to get grant support! 

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

Surely, 2 years without support means 2 years without an income. Isnt that tantamount to a gentle suggestion to change career?

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

I am glad that the authorities are perusing fraud but my feeling is that this is all the tip of the iceberg. 

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

Leibniz developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Newton. The report of the Royal Society's committee on the priority was completely biased and written by Newton himself.

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August 11, 2011

I reviewed a paper 2 weeks ago that was rejected. In it were 3 verbatim sentences from another paper on the same topic I just happened to read to catch up with the current field of knowledge. The paper was a rehash of the paper the sentences were taken from and another paper using a similar technique. The funny part was that the references for these papers were absent in the paper I reviewed and it wasn't a coincidence, it was theft.

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Anonymous

August 11, 2011

Here is Australia, where there is no OSI like agency with real teeth, the scientists involved in data fabrication, if caught by journals, get away without any penalties. More powerful they are, more the system (their universities and funding bodies) tries to protect them by covering up. Data manipulation in science is like performance enhancing drug taking in sport. 

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August 11, 2011

Theft, plagiarism, fabrication of data/observations in scientific work commonly now known as scientific misconduct was part of the scientific enterprise from ancient times; even towering figures in science (Leibniz for example) were guilty of it. Every time I read of this I feel very sad and betrayed.
Michael Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.

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August 11, 2011

Something tells me this Fabricated Data was the work of more than 1 person.

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August 11, 2011

Misconduct in different forms is a very serious problem, not only about isolated professionals but even for Institutions and Institutes that indirectly promote this kind of practices. Results in terms of impact factor are a premise to receive fundings and to stay in the top ten and other standards of excellence, conditioning the whole proccess of scientific production. Institutions also may have an important participation punishing responsibles of misconduct and cleaning their image.
For example in clinical research, some papers about randomized clinical trials, with multiple participating centers, are used by different PI (some times more than 30) based on the single fact that they also have included a few pacients in the trial, ....this is not scientific production! but some institutions collect the derived impact factor from those publications and these PIs consider themselves as authors...

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August 11, 2011

Falsification of data in a publication should lead to stronger sanctions than what is described here.  Two years ineligibility to receive Federal support?  That's not adequate!  And the danger posed by falsified data is greater when the work is of medical relevance.  Can you imagine if this phony work had led to clinical trials? 

Two years of ineligibility to receive Federal grant support.  Good grief -- honest, talented and hard-working scientists often have to wait longer than that to get grant support! 

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August 11, 2011

Surely, 2 years without support means 2 years without an income. Isnt that tantamount to a gentle suggestion to change career?

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August 11, 2011

I am glad that the authorities are perusing fraud but my feeling is that this is all the tip of the iceberg. 

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August 11, 2011

Leibniz developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Newton. The report of the Royal Society's committee on the priority was completely biased and written by Newton himself.

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August 11, 2011

I reviewed a paper 2 weeks ago that was rejected. In it were 3 verbatim sentences from another paper on the same topic I just happened to read to catch up with the current field of knowledge. The paper was a rehash of the paper the sentences were taken from and another paper using a similar technique. The funny part was that the references for these papers were absent in the paper I reviewed and it wasn't a coincidence, it was theft.

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August 11, 2011

Here is Australia, where there is no OSI like agency with real teeth, the scientists involved in data fabrication, if caught by journals, get away without any penalties. More powerful they are, more the system (their universities and funding bodies) tries to protect them by covering up. Data manipulation in science is like performance enhancing drug taking in sport. 

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Posts: 0

August 11, 2011

Theft, plagiarism, fabrication of data/observations in scientific work commonly now known as scientific misconduct was part of the scientific enterprise from ancient times; even towering figures in science (Leibniz for example) were guilty of it. Every time I read of this I feel very sad and betrayed.
Michael Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Posts: 0

August 11, 2011

Something tells me this Fabricated Data was the work of more than 1 person.

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Posts: 0

August 11, 2011

Misconduct in different forms is a very serious problem, not only about isolated professionals but even for Institutions and Institutes that indirectly promote this kind of practices. Results in terms of impact factor are a premise to receive fundings and to stay in the top ten and other standards of excellence, conditioning the whole proccess of scientific production. Institutions also may have an important participation punishing responsibles of misconduct and cleaning their image.
For example in clinical research, some papers about randomized clinical trials, with multiple participating centers, are used by different PI (some times more than 30) based on the single fact that they also have included a few pacients in the trial, ....this is not scientific production! but some institutions collect the derived impact factor from those publications and these PIs consider themselves as authors...

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August 11, 2011

Falsification of data in a publication should lead to stronger sanctions than what is described here.  Two years ineligibility to receive Federal support?  That's not adequate!  And the danger posed by falsified data is greater when the work is of medical relevance.  Can you imagine if this phony work had led to clinical trials? 

Two years of ineligibility to receive Federal grant support.  Good grief -- honest, talented and hard-working scientists often have to wait longer than that to get grant support! 

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August 11, 2011

Surely, 2 years without support means 2 years without an income. Isnt that tantamount to a gentle suggestion to change career?

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August 11, 2011

I am glad that the authorities are perusing fraud but my feeling is that this is all the tip of the iceberg. 

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Posts: 0

August 11, 2011

Leibniz developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Newton. The report of the Royal Society's committee on the priority was completely biased and written by Newton himself.

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Posts: 0

August 11, 2011

I reviewed a paper 2 weeks ago that was rejected. In it were 3 verbatim sentences from another paper on the same topic I just happened to read to catch up with the current field of knowledge. The paper was a rehash of the paper the sentences were taken from and another paper using a similar technique. The funny part was that the references for these papers were absent in the paper I reviewed and it wasn't a coincidence, it was theft.

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August 11, 2011

Here is Australia, where there is no OSI like agency with real teeth, the scientists involved in data fabrication, if caught by journals, get away without any penalties. More powerful they are, more the system (their universities and funding bodies) tries to protect them by covering up. Data manipulation in science is like performance enhancing drug taking in sport. 

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August 12, 2011

The author did not admit the guilt how ORI could make such conclusion? ORI should release all information related to the fabrication.

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August 12, 2011

In the scientific community, what should be punished is those who are senior and steal idea of junior but ORI and administration protect seniors. Ohio State University is one should be blamed.

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August 12, 2011

Falsificaiton of data is more in high impact journals than low impact journals. Especially biochemistry data are always photoshoped. Results just show a band cut from numerous bands in the gel.

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August 12, 2011

Mutat Res. 2011 Mar 15;708(1-2):59-68. Epub 2011 Feb 15.Stem cell protein Piwil2 modulates chromatin modifications upon cisplatin treatment.Wang QE, Han C, Milum K, Wani AA.Source
Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. wang.771@osu.eduAbstractPiwil2 (mili in mouse or hili in humans), a member of the PIWI/Argonaute gene family, plays important roles in stem cell self-renewal, RNA silencing, and translational regulation in various organisms. Recent demonstration of stable Piwil2 expression in pre-cancerous stem cells and in various human and animal tumor cell lines suggests its association in tumorigenesis. Here, we show that cisplatin induces chromatin relaxation in Mili-wild type (WT) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), but not in Mili-knockout (KO) MEFs. Moreover, in contrast to Mili-WT MEFs, Mili-KO MEFs showed a discernable H3 hypoacetylation response upon cisplatin treatment. Levels of the histone acetyltransferase (HAT), p300, were dramatically different due to a consistent cisplatin post-treatment decrease in Mili-WT and an increase in Mili-KO MEFs. Concomitant reduction of specific HAT activity of p300 could explain the decrease of H3 acetylation in Mili-KO MEFs. Our data also shows Mili is required for maintaining the euchromatic marks in MEFs upon cisplatin treatment. In addition, Mili-KO MEFs exhibited a significant deficiency in repairing cisplatin-induced DNA damage and displayed higher sensitivity to cisplatin. Further analysis revealed that Piwil2 was also enhanced in two completely different cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines. Interestingly, knockdown of Piwil2 expression in these two cell lines also resulted in their enhanced sensitivity to cisplatin and decreased their efficiency for removing cisplatin-induced DNA intrastrand crosslinks (Pt-GG). The overall data showed that Piwil2 is a key factor in regulating chromatin modifications especially in response to cisplatin. To conclude, the overexpression of Piwil2 in some cancers could lead to cellular cisplatin resistance, possibly due to enhanced chromatin condensation affecting normal DNA repair.Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.The people acknowleged in this paper did not know they used their antibody and fibroblasts. The chief editor of the journal initially said he would take this seriously. However, the author was the editorial member of joural, and they protect the theft.

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August 12, 2011

What if there is a senior out there who steals or robs junior's ideas? What if he uses for this even 'fine' techniques and even cause conflicts between lab members for his own benefit?  

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August 12, 2011

The author did not admit the guilt how ORI could make such conclusion? ORI should release all information related to the fabrication.

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August 12, 2011

In the scientific community, what should be punished is those who are senior and steal idea of junior but ORI and administration protect seniors. Ohio State University is one should be blamed.

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August 12, 2011

Falsificaiton of data is more in high impact journals than low impact journals. Especially biochemistry data are always photoshoped. Results just show a band cut from numerous bands in the gel.

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August 12, 2011

Mutat Res. 2011 Mar 15;708(1-2):59-68. Epub 2011 Feb 15.Stem cell protein Piwil2 modulates chromatin modifications upon cisplatin treatment.Wang QE, Han C, Milum K, Wani AA.Source
Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. wang.771@osu.eduAbstractPiwil2 (mili in mouse or hili in humans), a member of the PIWI/Argonaute gene family, plays important roles in stem cell self-renewal, RNA silencing, and translational regulation in various organisms. Recent demonstration of stable Piwil2 expression in pre-cancerous stem cells and in various human and animal tumor cell lines suggests its association in tumorigenesis. Here, we show that cisplatin induces chromatin relaxation in Mili-wild type (WT) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), but not in Mili-knockout (KO) MEFs. Moreover, in contrast to Mili-WT MEFs, Mili-KO MEFs showed a discernable H3 hypoacetylation response upon cisplatin treatment. Levels of the histone acetyltransferase (HAT), p300, were dramatically different due to a consistent cisplatin post-treatment decrease in Mili-WT and an increase in Mili-KO MEFs. Concomitant reduction of specific HAT activity of p300 could explain the decrease of H3 acetylation in Mili-KO MEFs. Our data also shows Mili is required for maintaining the euchromatic marks in MEFs upon cisplatin treatment. In addition, Mili-KO MEFs exhibited a significant deficiency in repairing cisplatin-induced DNA damage and displayed higher sensitivity to cisplatin. Further analysis revealed that Piwil2 was also enhanced in two completely different cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines. Interestingly, knockdown of Piwil2 expression in these two cell lines also resulted in their enhanced sensitivity to cisplatin and decreased their efficiency for removing cisplatin-induced DNA intrastrand crosslinks (Pt-GG). The overall data showed that Piwil2 is a key factor in regulating chromatin modifications especially in response to cisplatin. To conclude, the overexpression of Piwil2 in some cancers could lead to cellular cisplatin resistance, possibly due to enhanced chromatin condensation affecting normal DNA repair.Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.The people acknowleged in this paper did not know they used their antibody and fibroblasts. The chief editor of the journal initially said he would take this seriously. However, the author was the editorial member of joural, and they protect the theft.

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August 12, 2011

What if there is a senior out there who steals or robs junior's ideas? What if he uses for this even 'fine' techniques and even cause conflicts between lab members for his own benefit?  

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Anonymous

August 12, 2011

The author did not admit the guilt how ORI could make such conclusion? ORI should release all information related to the fabrication.

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Anonymous

August 12, 2011

In the scientific community, what should be punished is those who are senior and steal idea of junior but ORI and administration protect seniors. Ohio State University is one should be blamed.

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Anonymous

August 12, 2011

Falsificaiton of data is more in high impact journals than low impact journals. Especially biochemistry data are always photoshoped. Results just show a band cut from numerous bands in the gel.

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Anonymous

August 12, 2011

Mutat Res. 2011 Mar 15;708(1-2):59-68. Epub 2011 Feb 15.Stem cell protein Piwil2 modulates chromatin modifications upon cisplatin treatment.Wang QE, Han C, Milum K, Wani AA.Source
Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. wang.771@osu.eduAbstractPiwil2 (mili in mouse or hili in humans), a member of the PIWI/Argonaute gene family, plays important roles in stem cell self-renewal, RNA silencing, and translational regulation in various organisms. Recent demonstration of stable Piwil2 expression in pre-cancerous stem cells and in various human and animal tumor cell lines suggests its association in tumorigenesis. Here, we show that cisplatin induces chromatin relaxation in Mili-wild type (WT) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), but not in Mili-knockout (KO) MEFs. Moreover, in contrast to Mili-WT MEFs, Mili-KO MEFs showed a discernable H3 hypoacetylation response upon cisplatin treatment. Levels of the histone acetyltransferase (HAT), p300, were dramatically different due to a consistent cisplatin post-treatment decrease in Mili-WT and an increase in Mili-KO MEFs. Concomitant reduction of specific HAT activity of p300 could explain the decrease of H3 acetylation in Mili-KO MEFs. Our data also shows Mili is required for maintaining the euchromatic marks in MEFs upon cisplatin treatment. In addition, Mili-KO MEFs exhibited a significant deficiency in repairing cisplatin-induced DNA damage and displayed higher sensitivity to cisplatin. Further analysis revealed that Piwil2 was also enhanced in two completely different cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines. Interestingly, knockdown of Piwil2 expression in these two cell lines also resulted in their enhanced sensitivity to cisplatin and decreased their efficiency for removing cisplatin-induced DNA intrastrand crosslinks (Pt-GG). The overall data showed that Piwil2 is a key factor in regulating chromatin modifications especially in response to cisplatin. To conclude, the overexpression of Piwil2 in some cancers could lead to cellular cisplatin resistance, possibly due to enhanced chromatin condensation affecting normal DNA repair.Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.The people acknowleged in this paper did not know they used their antibody and fibroblasts. The chief editor of the journal initially said he would take this seriously. However, the author was the editorial member of joural, and they protect the theft.

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Anonymous

August 12, 2011

What if there is a senior out there who steals or robs junior's ideas? What if he uses for this even 'fine' techniques and even cause conflicts between lab members for his own benefit?  

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Anonymous

August 13, 2011

Our entire society is messed up. Severe punishment can only patch the problem temporarily, but not effectively long term. Our entire education system is to blame. In such modern times, we are still using primitive education method not much different from that used in chimpanzee society. Scientists become no different from politicians and businessmen. That is why you find scientists cheating. In fact, the entire human culture lies on lying as a way of living. We lie to our children by fabricating fairy tales while asking them to be honest. Everybody lies their way to the top. The people on top are the champions of cheaters who have the greatest skills for not being caught.

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August 13, 2011

Our entire society is messed up. Severe punishment can only patch the problem temporarily, but not effectively long term. Our entire education system is to blame. In such modern times, we are still using primitive education method not much different from that used in chimpanzee society. Scientists become no different from politicians and businessmen. That is why you find scientists cheating. In fact, the entire human culture lies on lying as a way of living. We lie to our children by fabricating fairy tales while asking them to be honest. Everybody lies their way to the top. The people on top are the champions of cheaters who have the greatest skills for not being caught.

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August 13, 2011

Our entire society is messed up. Severe punishment can only patch the problem temporarily, but not effectively long term. Our entire education system is to blame. In such modern times, we are still using primitive education method not much different from that used in chimpanzee society. Scientists become no different from politicians and businessmen. That is why you find scientists cheating. In fact, the entire human culture lies on lying as a way of living. We lie to our children by fabricating fairy tales while asking them to be honest. Everybody lies their way to the top. The people on top are the champions of cheaters who have the greatest skills for not being caught.

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Anonymous

August 17, 2011

As a society, we are eroding our own codes with the passing of each day. For all the amazing breakthroughs in medicine we have all enjoyed, we continue to witness examples of a breakdown in the integrity and moral compass of a small but growing number of members in the professional communities and that is a gross deterioration of a trust factor- hard to believe anything these days and that is seen in the way people see other people. P

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August 17, 2011

As a society, we are eroding our own codes with the passing of each day. For all the amazing breakthroughs in medicine we have all enjoyed, we continue to witness examples of a breakdown in the integrity and moral compass of a small but growing number of members in the professional communities and that is a gross deterioration of a trust factor- hard to believe anything these days and that is seen in the way people see other people. P

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August 17, 2011

As a society, we are eroding our own codes with the passing of each day. For all the amazing breakthroughs in medicine we have all enjoyed, we continue to witness examples of a breakdown in the integrity and moral compass of a small but growing number of members in the professional communities and that is a gross deterioration of a trust factor- hard to believe anything these days and that is seen in the way people see other people. P

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August 22, 2011

Lewis E. Braverman MD now works at Boston University Medical Center after sexually assaulting all of his female endocrinology patients with indecent A&B of the breasts while he was at the state and federally funded medical center, UMass Medical Center, in Worcester. He received at least 3 million dollars in federal funding while he was there and has recovered at least 1 million dollars in pension funds since leaving the facility.

All of the assaults were witnessed by other doctors. He has received multiple teaching awards throughout the globe.

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August 22, 2011

Lewis E. Braverman MD now works at Boston University Medical Center after sexually assaulting all of his female endocrinology patients with indecent A&B of the breasts while he was at the state and federally funded medical center, UMass Medical Center, in Worcester. He received at least 3 million dollars in federal funding while he was there and has recovered at least 1 million dollars in pension funds since leaving the facility.

All of the assaults were witnessed by other doctors. He has received multiple teaching awards throughout the globe.

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August 22, 2011

Lewis E. Braverman MD now works at Boston University Medical Center after sexually assaulting all of his female endocrinology patients with indecent A&B of the breasts while he was at the state and federally funded medical center, UMass Medical Center, in Worcester. He received at least 3 million dollars in federal funding while he was there and has recovered at least 1 million dollars in pension funds since leaving the facility.

All of the assaults were witnessed by other doctors. He has received multiple teaching awards throughout the globe.

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August 24, 2011


Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, P.J. Stambrook, L.H.F. Mullenders, L.R. Ferguson Click here for journal website The editor who is incapable to prevent academic robbery.

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August 24, 2011


Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, P.J. Stambrook, L.H.F. Mullenders, L.R. Ferguson Click here for journal website The editor who is incapable to prevent academic robbery.

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August 24, 2011


Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, P.J. Stambrook, L.H.F. Mullenders, L.R. Ferguson Click here for journal website The editor who is incapable to prevent academic robbery.

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September 1, 2011

If you worked for a government research institute in New Zealand, the Horticulture and Food Research Institute (now renamed) in the late 1990s you could expect to be protected if you plagiarised and falsified data, and then shielded from redress  on the basis that dishonesty was rife in any case and withdrawing a publication would damage the reputations of both the offenders as well as the institution itself.  The USDA and Mercer University in Atlanta were implicated in one specific instance.  It is refreshing to see that some science organisations do care.

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September 1, 2011

If you worked for a government research institute in New Zealand, the Horticulture and Food Research Institute (now renamed) in the late 1990s you could expect to be protected if you plagiarised and falsified data, and then shielded from redress  on the basis that dishonesty was rife in any case and withdrawing a publication would damage the reputations of both the offenders as well as the institution itself.  The USDA and Mercer University in Atlanta were implicated in one specific instance.  It is refreshing to see that some science organisations do care.

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Anonymous

September 1, 2011

If you worked for a government research institute in New Zealand, the Horticulture and Food Research Institute (now renamed) in the late 1990s you could expect to be protected if you plagiarised and falsified data, and then shielded from redress  on the basis that dishonesty was rife in any case and withdrawing a publication would damage the reputations of both the offenders as well as the institution itself.  The USDA and Mercer University in Atlanta were implicated in one specific instance.  It is refreshing to see that some science organisations do care.

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September 2, 2011

God, this is so damn true!

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September 2, 2011

God, this is so damn true!

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September 2, 2011

God, this is so damn true!

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