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Another Retraction for Discredited Researcher

By Jim Daley | May 25, 2018

Robert Ryan was forced to resign from the University of Dundee in 2016 following an investigation of misconduct.

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New allegations of fraud committed under the watch of geneticist David Latchman were made last year.

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The University of Tokyo confirmed last August that Yoshinori Watanabe tampered with research-related images, and dismissed him in late April.

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The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.

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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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