research misconduct, immunology
Neurologist Faked Stroke Data
Neurologist Faked Stroke Data
Dan Cossins | Jan 28, 2013
A University of Wisconsin neuroscientist is found guilty of falsifying Western blots as part of his stroke research, and has requested the retraction of two papers.
Universal Flu Vaccines Charge Ahead
Universal Flu Vaccines Charge Ahead
Sabrina Richards | Jan 14, 2013
Researchers and biotech companies are bringing a universal flu vaccine closer to reality.
Something Fishy Going On?
Something Fishy Going On?
Dan Cossins | Jan 10, 2013
Fisheries scientists allege that an official wanted to abolish their department because their research contradicted the findings of other agencies.
Cancer Biomarker Studies Retracted
Cancer Biomarker Studies Retracted
Bob Grant | Jan 3, 2013
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have retracted two papers involving colon cancer biomarkers.
Festive Fraud
Festive Fraud
Dan Cossins | Jan 2, 2013
Two biomedical researchers have been found guilty of falsifying data.
Top Science Scandals of 2012
Top Science Scandals of 2012
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 17, 2012
This year’s roundup of bad behavior in the life sciences and new initiatives to prevent misconduct
GM Rice Researchers Sacked
GM Rice Researchers Sacked
Dan Cossins | Dec 13, 2012
An official investigation into a controversial GM rice study carried out with Chinese schoolchildren has resulted in the removal of three China-based researchers.
Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese
Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese
Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | Dec 12, 2012
Fat cells behave differently in obese individuals, causing inflammation and insulin resitance.
Maggot Medicine
Maggot Medicine
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 10, 2012
The healing powers of maggots may lie in their secreted proteins, which restrain the human immune response.
Normal Fat Tissue Metabolism
Normal Fat Tissue Metabolism
Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | Dec 6, 2012
Adipose tissue plays an immune role in individuals of normal wieght.