Top Science Scandals of 2011
Top Science Scandals of 2011
A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Top Science Scandals of 2011

A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science

A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher to Publish Book
Chronic Fatigue Researcher to Publish Book
Bob Grant | Mar 12, 2014
Judy Mikovits, the controversial researcher who claimed to establish a link between chronic fatigue syndrome and a virus, has coauthored a book set to publish in May.
Surprise XMRV Retraction
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 21, 2012
The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.
Chronic Fatigue Case Dropped
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2012
The criminal charges that had been brought upon chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits for stealing data from her former employer have been dropped.
Science Retracts Chronic Fatigue Paper
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 23, 2011
Science makes a decision for the authors and retracts a paper suggesting a viral cause for chronic fatigue syndrome.
Court Rules Against Mikovits
Court Rules Against Mikovits
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The infamous chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits loses the first round of a civil suit filed against her by her former employer.
Mikovits Extradition Delayed
Tia Ghose | Nov 23, 2011
The controversial chronic fatigue researcher will not be extradited to face felony charges for at least a month.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2011
Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.
Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2011
A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Fired
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 4, 2011
Researcher who found connection between virus and chronic fatigue fired for not releasing her research samples.
Again: No XMRV-Chronic Fatigue Link
Tia Ghose | Sep 22, 2011
Researchers publish yet another study against the link between a murine leukemia virus and chronic fatigue syndrome, and partially retract the original results.
XMRV doesn't cause chronic fatigue
Tia Ghose | Jun 5, 2011
Two studies point to contamination of patient samples as the cause of a controversial 2009 finding that linked the mouse virus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.