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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Fraud-Convicted Researcher Spared Jail Time

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 29, 2011

A confession and supportive letters convince a judge to go easy on a researcher who fabricated data in a federal grant proposal.

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Genome Digest

By Megan Scudellari | June 28, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Mail

By The Scientist Staff | June 23, 2011

A selection of comments from our readers.

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New fungal hiding places

By Cristina Luiggi | June 23, 2011

Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.

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Failed vaccine trial raises questions

By Jef Akst | June 23, 2011

In contrast to yesterday’s news about the success of an HPV vaccine program in Australia, an Indian trial of the vaccine is stoking unfounded fear among the public and exposing some questionable ethical standards.

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Take Two of These

By Bob Grant | June 22, 2011

Drugmakers are teaming up to test the disease-fighting power of combination therapies earlier in the development cycle than ever before.

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The cost of flocking

By Megan Scudellari | June 22, 2011

Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.

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St. Jude postdoc faked images

By Tia Ghose | June 22, 2011

A former postdoctoral researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fudged images published in two papers, one of which has since been retracted.

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