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Student fudged immunology data

A former graduate student studying the link between immune function and symptoms of high cholesterol at the linkurl:Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport;http://www.sh.lsuhsc.edu/index.html fudged data in three published papers and one manuscript under review, according to linkurl:a report by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).;http://ori.hhs.gov/misconduct/cases/Wolfort_Ryan.shtml Image: Wikimedia commonsRyan Wolfort admitted to "fabricating tabulations and the assoc

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A former graduate student studying the link between immune function and symptoms of high cholesterol at the linkurl:Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport;http://www.sh.lsuhsc.edu/index.html fudged data in three published papers and one manuscript under review, according to linkurl:a report by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).;http://ori.hhs.gov/misconduct/cases/Wolfort_Ryan.shtml
Image: Wikimedia commons
Ryan Wolfort admitted to "fabricating tabulations and the associated statistical analyses" in four reports stemming from his dissertation research on the role of the immune system in endothelial dysfunction associated with diet-induced high cholesterol, the ORI statement said. Specifically, Wolfort falsified measurements of endothelial function in all four reports, results of a cytokine measurement assay in one of the published papers, and levels of superoxide production in the other two. As a result of the ORI's finding, all three published papers -- two in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology and one in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology -- have...
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