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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.
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
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.
Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
PubPeer Requests that Court Consider Misconduct Investigation
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2016
ACLU lawyers representing the post-publication peer review site have filed a motion to admit the existence of a university investigation that found pathologist Fazlul Sarkar guilty of misconduct.
Misconduct Finding Could Impact PubPeer Litigation
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2016
Wayne State University’s conclusion that pathologist Fazlul Sarkar committed research misconduct could affect the ongoing legal proceedings related to anonymous critics of his work.
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.
ORI: Researcher Faked Dozens of Experiments
Jef Akst | May 25, 2016
A former scientist at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago made up more than 70 experiments on heart cells, according to the Office of Research Integrity.
Another Retraction for Diabetes Researcher
Tanya Lewis | May 23, 2016
pulls a 2011 study led by Mário Saad, while his institution investigates additional allegations of research misconduct related to papers published in other journals.
Speaking of Science 2015
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2015
A year’s worth of noteworthy quotes