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PLOS ONE Pulls Five Papers Tied to Alzheimer’s Drug Controversy
The retracted studies were coauthored by a scientist who worked on an Alzheimer’s therapy in development by Cassava Sciences, a company reportedly under investigation for providing falsified data to the FDA.
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PLOS ONE Pulls Five Papers Tied to Alzheimer’s Drug Controversy
PLOS ONE Pulls Five Papers Tied to Alzheimer’s Drug Controversy

The retracted studies were coauthored by a scientist who worked on an Alzheimer’s therapy in development by Cassava Sciences, a company reportedly under investigation for providing falsified data to the FDA.

The retracted studies were coauthored by a scientist who worked on an Alzheimer’s therapy in development by Cassava Sciences, a company reportedly under investigation for providing falsified data to the FDA.

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Western blot

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Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
Adam Marcus, Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch | May 7, 2019
The microbiologist has turned her attention full-time to unearthing problematic figures in papers—for free.
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. 
Technique Talk: Straightening Out Messy Western Blots
Technique Talk: Straightening Out Messy Western Blots
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 13, 2022
In this webinar, Aldrin Gomes will reveal how to obtain reproducible, publication-ready western blot images.
Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Software for Image Analysis
Amber Dance | Aug 1, 2016
Profiles of five programs for quantifying data from Westerns, dot blots, gels, and colony cultures
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Straightening Out Messy Protein Gels  
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Sep 28, 2021
Bis-Tris protein gels permit researchers to obtain high-resolution, publication-ready results.
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.
Expected Retraction Published
Kerry Grens | Jan 13, 2016
The repeal of a Molecular Endocrinology paper is the second of three anticipated retractions from a cell biologist.
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September 22, 2021 - Winning Westerns Technique Talk: Perfecting Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Merck | Aug 23, 2021
Learn tips and tricks for optimizing Western blot experiments in this workshop.
New Data Attempt to Resolve Protein Dispute
Kerry Grens | Oct 22, 2015
The latest analysis on GDF11, a proposed antiaging protein, blames discrepancies in the literature on misreported doses and misinterpretation.
Widespread Data Duplication
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Around one out of every four cancer papers scrutinized in a recent study contains questionable figures, and journals and authors aren’t responding to requests for clarification.
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September 21, 2021 - Winning Westerns Technique Talk: Perfecting Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Aug 23, 2021
Learn tips and tricks for optimizing Western blot experiments in this workshop.
All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2015
A grab bag of advances is making Western blots faster, more sensitive, and more reliable.
Fraud Watchdog Blogger Revealed
Dan Cossins | Jan 6, 2013
The author of a whistleblower blog has revealed his identity after the site was suspended due to legal threats from accused scientists.
Analyzing Biological Systems with Flow Cytometry
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences | Jul 19, 2021
Single-cell analysis provides a superior view of heterogeneous cell populations.
Antibodies User Survey
Christi Bird | Apr 30, 2012
Findings show researchers value quality over low price
Blot Figure Fraud
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 4, 2012
A SUNY graduate student falsifies Western blot data used in meetings, grant applications, and submitted manuscripts