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Three Dartmouth Scientists Being Investigated for Sexual Misconduct
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2017
The professors, all faculty members in the college’s department of psychology and brain sciences, have been placed on paid leave.
Investigation Finds Cell Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Yoshinori Watanabe of the University of Tokyo was found to have tampered with images in five prominent publications.
Peer-Review Fraud Scheme Uncovered in China
Bob Grant | Jul 31, 2017
The Chinese government finds almost 500 researchers guilty of misconduct in relation to a recent spate of retractions from a cancer journal.
Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a
paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.
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.
Ditch the Floss?
Bob Grant | Aug 3, 2016
US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.
Macchiarini May Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges
Bob Grant | Jun 23, 2016
The embattled stem cell researcher faces a new investigation exploring his culpability in the deaths of two patients he treated.
Swedish Research Council: Macchiarini, Karolinska Skipped Ethical Review
Bob Grant | May 3, 2016
The federal agency publishes a brief note alleging another ethical breach by former Karolinska Institute researcher Paolo Macchiarini.
Theranos in Criminal Probe
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2016
Federal officials are investigating whether the diagnostics company misled investors.
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Bob Grant | Apr 5, 2016
A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.