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    “The paper is extremely flawed:” Journal retracts article linked to vaccines

    Story SourceA journal has retracted a 2016 paper after receiving criticism from outside researchers who raised concerns about its methodology and data. The paper shares multiple authors with another paper that linked the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) to behavioral problems in mice. Last year, a journal removed the study; later that year, the authors […]

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    Scientist steps down from South Korea government position over criticism of her role in stem cell scandal

    Story SourceA professor at Sunchon National University has resigned from a prominent government position in South Korea after facing heavy criticism for being a co-author of a fraudulent stem cell paper. Earlier this week, President Moon Jae-in appointed Park Ky-young to run a newly created Science, Technology and Innovation Office at the Ministry of Science and […]

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    Researcher who stole manuscript during peer review earns second retraction

    Story SourceThe researcher whose brazen theft of a manuscript he had reviewed prompted a “Dear plagiarist” letter from the aggrieved author once the deceit was discovered has lost a second paper for plagiarism. International Scholarly Research Notices, a Hindawi publication, has retracted a 2012 study by Carmine Finelli and colleagues, citing widespread misuse of text […]

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    Why did a university pay a scientist found guilty of misconduct $100,000?

    Story Source Azza B. El-Remessy Retraction Watch readers may remember a few posts about Azza El-Remessy, an eye researcher based at the University of Georgia (UGA) who had several papers retracted. One of the retraction notices explained that UGA found El-Remessy had “committed research misconduct by falsification or fabrication.” Today, we have an update on […]

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    Nearly 500 researchers guilty of misconduct, says Chinese gov’t investigation

    Story SourceFour hundred eighty-six authors have been found guilty of misconduct by the Chinese government, the fall-out from a sweep of retractions by one journal earlier this year. In April, Tumor Biology retracted 107 papers that had been accepted based on faked reviews. Since many of the authors were based in China, the country’s Ministry of […]

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    What Causes Heart Attacks and Tips to Avoid Them

    Heart disease is one of the nation’s deadliest killers taking the lives of almost one million Americans each year. Each of us has a different susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, your fitness level and what you eat plays a major role. Approximately 64 million Americans have cardiovascular disease, and here is the shocker; as many as […]

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    Failed whistleblower suit is a reminder that public universities are hard to sue

    Story Source The University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Library via Wikimedia Suing the government is difficult. And because public universities often function as an arm of state governments, that makes them hard to sue, too, a fact reiterated in a whistleblower case decided earlier this year. In January, Judge David Hale of the Western District of […]

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