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Kyoto University Finds Stem Cell Researcher Guilty of Data Fabrication
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 25, 2018
The scientist was a member of a stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka.
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.
Mass Resignation from
’s Editorial Board
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2017
Nineteen researchers have stepped down after the journal decided not to retract a paper that they say plagiarized the work of a Johns Hopkins biomedical scientist.
Over Paper Criticisms
Kerry Grens | Nov 2, 2017
Stanford’s Mark Jacobson is asking for $10 million in damages after the journal published a critique of his work on renewable energy.
Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is Guilty
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2017
The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients.
Journal Cut from Medline
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 26, 2017
New papers from a cancer journal once named as a possibly predatory publication will no longer appear in the widely used research database.
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2017
The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.
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.