Instances of Scientific Misconduct

Dipak K. Das

Dipak K. Das was a red wine researcher at the University of Connecticut and was responsible for committing fraud. Originally Dipak K. Das was a director of cardiovascular research at the university. Officials found the Das had 145 cases of fraud throughout 11 journals, all on the benefits of red wine for one’s cardiovascular system. Many believe the impact of his fraud was minimal and would not hurt the field dramatically. His retractions were due to plagiarism of text, falsification/fabrication of data, and falsification/fabrication of images. Some of his famous retracted papers include “Dynamic action of carotenoids in cardioprotection and maintenance of cardiac health,” “Redox regulation of resveratrol-mediated switching of death signal into survival signal,” and “Cardioprotection with palm oil tocotrienols: comparison of different isomers.”

11 Scientific Journals Notified (UConn Today, January 11, 2012)

A Tragic and Stunning Case of Scientific Fraud (Natural News, March 22, 2012)

Das Published Fake Data (CBS News, January 12, 2012)

Das Responds to “False” Allegations, Claims Innocence (Youtube, June 17, 2012)

Dipak Das dies at 67 (Retraction Watch, October 4, 2013)

Dipak Das: Sweeping Misconduct Case (Retraction Watch, January 11, 2012)

Dipak Kumar Das (1946-2013) who faked data about resveratrol – the magic red wine ingredient that cures everything? (Dr.Geoff, November 10, 2017)

Drug Company Sites Das’ Research (MultiVu, February 25, 2010)

Red Wine Questioned: Research Takes a Hit (RN, 2012)

Red-Wine Researcher Charged with ‘Photoshop’ Fraud (Medscape, January 13, 2012)

Red wine researcher Dr. Dipak K. Das published fake data: UConn (CBS News, January 12, 2012)

Red Wine Researcher Faked Anti-Aging Results (TheFix, January 12, 2012)

Red wine-heart research slammed with fraud charges (Reuters, January 11, 2012)

Resveratrol and Fraud (Forbes, January 16, 2012)

UConn Claims Resveratrol Research Was Falsified (NPR, January 12, 2012)

UConn Investigation Finds that Health Researcher Fabricated Data (The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 11, 2012)

University Susspects Fraud by Researcher Who Studied Red Wine (The New York Times, January 11, 2012)

US Researcher Accused of Fraud (Reuters, January 11, 2012)