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Prominent Cell Biologist Fired After Data Manipulation Investigation
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
The University of Tokyo confirmed last August that Yoshinori Watanabe tampered with research-related images, and dismissed him in late April.
Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers
Diana Kwon | Mar 21, 2018
Eight papers by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson, a tissue engineer at the University of Gothenburg, have been flagged for image manipulation.
Italian Scientist’s Retraction Count Hits 15
Diana Kwon | Mar 5, 2018
Alfredo Fusco, a once prominent cancer researcher, has been under investigation for alleged research misconduct since 2012.
Top 10 Retractions of 2017
Retraction Watch | Dec 18, 2017
Making the list: a journal breaks a retraction record, Nobel laureates Do the Right Thing, and Seinfeld characters write a paper
How Journals Treat Papers from Researchers Who Committed Misconduct
Diana Kwon | Aug 18, 2017
explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.
Studies Retracted After UCLA Investigation
Diana Kwon | Jul 21, 2017
Most of the authors have had papers pulled in the past.
Journal Cleans Up Image Archives
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Molecular and Cellular Biology
has found numerous errors after launching a retrospective sweep of the figures it’s published in recent years.
Infographic: Web of Retractions
Catherine Offord | Apr 30, 2017
See coauthors' connections to eight researchers with problematic papers.
Investigation Finds Pathologist Guilty of Systemic Misconduct
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2016
A Wayne State University probe into allegations of research misconduct leveled against pathologist Fazlul Sarkar has found the scientist guilty of multiple instances of image manipulation, among other infractions.
Two More Corrections for Criticized Researchers
Kerry Grens | Sep 22, 2016
A university investigation has so far found no wrongdoing by the principal investigator.