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The scientist was a member of a stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka. 

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Ashutosh Tiwari, who falsely claimed to be affiliated with Linköping University, is also under investigation for alleged scientific misconduct and fraud.

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Fazlul Sarkar had unsuccessfully sued PubPeer to reveal the identity of a commenter who accused him of research misconduct.

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The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017

By Jef Akst | December 15, 2017

This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.

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Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

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The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 

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Yoshinori Watanabe of the University of Tokyo was found to have tampered with images in five prominent publications. 

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image: Macchiarini Retracts Another Paper

Macchiarini Retracts Another Paper

By Bob Grant | March 22, 2017

The embattled thoracic surgeon blames his former employer, the Karolinska Institute, for losing data related to the retracted research.

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The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China

By Ben Andrew Henry | March 1, 2017

Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.

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image: Karolinska Finds Macchiarini Guilty of Misconduct

Karolinska Finds Macchiarini Guilty of Misconduct

By Bob Grant | December 22, 2016

The embattled thoracic surgeon is dealt another blow by his former employer, which is calling for the retraction of one of his papers on artificial esophagus research.

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