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OSU Professor Falsified Data on Eight Papers, Resigns
Catherine Offord | Apr 2, 2018
Ching-Shih Chen’s research involved anticancer therapeutics that were being tested in clinical trials.
Former Medical Dean at Michigan State in Jail for Porn, Sexual Assault
Kerry Grens | Mar 27, 2018
Following the conviction of MSU’s Larry Nassar for sexual abuse, his former boss, William Strampel, is charged with misconduct and possessing videos of female students.
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.
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors
Shawna Williams | Feb 27, 2018
The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.
Interim CNRS President Removed, Faces Data Manipulation Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jan 23, 2018
Anne Peyroche has been acting president of the French science organization since last October.
Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials
Diana Kwon | Jan 16, 2018
Ashutosh Tiwari, who falsely claimed to be affiliated with Linköping University, is also under investigation for alleged scientific misconduct and fraud.
Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down
Kerry Grens | Jan 12, 2018
Academics had expressed disapproval with the college’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against a brain sciences professor.
Former Wayne State Cancer Researcher Lodges 19th Retraction
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2018
Fazlul Sarkar had unsuccessfully sued PubPeer to reveal the identity of a commenter who accused him of research misconduct.
The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 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.