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Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.
Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere

Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.

Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.

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Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jun 27, 2019
Independent scientists say the original analysis is flawed; the authors stand by their work and are seeking outside statisticians to reanalyze the data.
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2019
PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.
Researcher Fazlul Sarkar Has 12 More Papers Retracted
Researcher Fazlul Sarkar Has 12 More Papers Retracted
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 17, 2018
The ex-Wayne State University scientist has racked up 33 retractions to date. 
University of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher’s PapersUniversity of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher’s Papers
University of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher’s Papers
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 23, 2018
Cell biologist Irina Stancheva was dismissed in June 2017 after a scientific misconduct investigation.
PubPeer Launches Updated Site
PubPeer Launches Updated Site
Diana Kwon | Jun 18, 2017
New features include increased security of user anonymity.
Life Science Controversies of 2016
Life Science Controversies of 2016
Bob Grant, Jef Akst, Tracy Vence | Dec 23, 2016
This year, the developers of CRISPR gene-editing technology argued over patent rights, a researcher fought to unmask anonymous PubPeer commenters, US regulators considered “three-parent” babies, and troubles continued for Theranos.
PubPeer Wins Appeal on Anonymous Comments
PubPeer Wins Appeal on Anonymous Comments
Joshua A. Krisch, Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2016
The Michigan Court of Appeals rules that anonymous commenters on the post-publication peer review website are protected under the First Amendment.
PubPeer Loses Battle, Hopes to Win War on Anonymous Comments
PubPeer Loses Battle, Hopes to Win War on Anonymous Comments
Bob Grant | Dec 2, 2016
Lawyers involved discuss the latest twist in the ongoing litigation that pits pathologist Fazlul Sarkar against anonymous commenters on the post-publication peer review site.
Full Sarkar Investigation Report Won’t Enter Appeals Court Case
Full Sarkar Investigation Report Won’t Enter Appeals Court Case
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2016
Court of Appeals denies a motion filed by ACLU lawyers to enter the full Wayne State University investigation of pathologist Fazlul Sarkar into the official case record.