News Articles on Scientific Practice and Scientific Dysfunction (2013)

 

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News Articles 2013:

January:

Festive Fraud: Two biomedical researchers have been found guilty of falsifying data (The Scientist, January 2, 2013)

‘Rehab’ helps errant researchers return to the lab (Nature, January 8, 2013)

Two Retractions For Embattled Chief Investigator Of Kyoto Heart Study (Forbes, January 8, 2013)

Study indicates that scientific fraud may have a male bias (Scientific American, January 22, 2013)

U. will not back retraction of prof’s study (The Brown Daily Herald, January 24, 2013)

UW researcher agrees to retract papers (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 26, 2013)

Neurologist Faked Stroke Data (The Scientist, January 28, 2013)


February:

Important Study Of High Blood Pressure Medicine Retracted (Forbes, February 2, 2013)

European Heart Journal Retracts Main Paper Of The Kyoto Heart Study (CardioBrief, February 2, 2013)

Science research: three problems that point to a communications crisis (The Guardian, February 11, 2013)

MIT investigation finds former brain researcher falsified data (Boston Globe, February 15, 2013)

Bigfoot DNA Under The Microscope; Controversy Brews Over DeNovo Science Journal (The Huffington Post, February 19, 2013)


March:

AHC review underway for 2012 research retraction (Minnesota Daily, March 7, 2013)

Washington U student’s mentor talks about discredited research (St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 7, 2013)

Psychology Grad Student Faked Data (The Scientist, March 7, 2013)

Doubts about Johns Hopkins research have gone unanswered, scientist says (Washington Post, March 11, 2013)

More HeLa problems: For decades, a widely used bladder cancer line hasn’t been what scientists thought (Retraction Watch, March 11, 2013)

HeLa publication brews bioethical storm (Nature, March 27, 2013)


April:

A Study in Deception: Psychology’s Sickness (The Atlantic, April 8, 2013)

Scientific Misconduct: From Darwin And Mendel To Poldermans And Matsubara (Forbes, April 8, 2013)

Updated: Cardiology Paper Retracted as Harvard Investigates ‘Compromised’ Data (Science News, April 11, 2014)

Brigham researcher facing new questions after retraction (Boston Globe, April 12, 2014)

Replicating Research: Austerity and Beyond (The New York Times, April 22, 2013)

Discussing the replication problems in economics, as two Harvard researchers admit to have overstated an effect in their recent publication after a grad student critiqued their paper.

The Mind of a Con Man (The New York Times, April 26, 2013)


May:

Suspicions Raised About Another Japanese Cardiovascular Researcher (Forbes, May 10, 2013)

Modifying the Endless Debate Over Genetically Modified Crops (Time, May 14, 2013)

Lack of conflict of interest disclosure undoes scoliosis study (Retraction Watch, May 15, 2013)


June:

Study: Forces drive research plagiarism (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 1, 2013)

CFC Climate Change Controversy: How Science Can Get Very Political (The Huffington Post, June 4, 2013)

Glaxo Fires China R&D Chief, Citing Data in Paper (Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2013)

GSK fires Chinese R&D head in data investigation (Chemistry World, June 14, 2013)

Why I retracted my Nature paper: A guest post from David Vaux about correcting the scientific record (Retraction Watch, June 19, 2013)

Autism genetics papers retracted after fraud inquiry at NY research agency (Retraction Watch, June 26, 2013)


July:

Two articles out of Washington University are retracted for fraud (STLtoday.com, July 3, 2013)

Retraction of 19-year-old Nature paper reveals hidden cameras, lab break-in, evidence tampering (Retraction Watch, July 4, 2013)

Unverified Science (Boston Globe, July 8, 2013)

Immunology Retraction Exposes Misconduct (Bio Techniques, July 10, 2013)

Diovan Data Was Fabricated, Say Japanese Health Minister And University Officials (Forbes, July 12, 2013)

Call to arms on data integrity (Chemistry World, July 18, 2013)

QUT reputation at risk after grant application and research mistakes (Courier Mail, July 28, 2013)

How Heart Guidelines Based On Disgraced Research May Have Cause Thousands of Deaths (Forbes, July 31, 2013)

NIH mulls rules for validating key results (Nature, July 31, 2013)


August:

Probe finds ‘reckless’ misconduct in University of Utah lab (Salt Lake Tribune, August 2, 2013)

Human Terrain Systems – Battlefield Anthropology’s Murky Aims Led To Racism, Sexism And Fraud (Science 2.0, August 12, 2013)

Experiment Eleven: an extraordinary case of scientific deceit (ABC Science Online, August 18, 2013)


September:

Watchdog Questions Accuracy of EPA’s Scientific Integrity (The Washington Times, September 1, 2013)

University of Queensland scientists accused of falsifying research (Courier Mail, September 3, 2013)

UQ scientist accused of fabricating research (Brisbane Times, September 3, 2013)

University of Queensland professor ‘let everyone down’ (Brisbane Times, September 6, 2013)

Measles (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, September 13, 2013)

Marc Hauser, Former Professor Found Guilty of Academic Misconduct, Publishes First Book Since Resignation (The Harvard Crimson, September 27, 2013)

Looks good on paper: A flawed system for judging research is leading to academic fraud (The Economist, September 28, 2013)


October:

Anatomy of a Retraction (Science 2.0, October 10, 2013)

Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions (Scientist, October 10, 2013)

Unreliable research: Trouble at the lab (The Economist, October 19, 2013)

How science goes wrong (The Economist, October 19, 2013)

Bristol Myers-Squibb Researcher Committed Misconduct (Drug Discovery & Development, October 21, 2013)

‘Ethical failure’ leaves one-quarter of all clinical trials unpublished (Nature, October 29, 2013)

 

November:

Johns Hopkins scientists retract disputed paper (Washington Post, November 6, 2013)

EPA appoints scientific integrity official (Ethanol Producer Magazine, November 26, 2013)

Séralini Threatens Lawsuit In Wake Of Retraction Of Infamous GMO Cancer Rat Study (Forbes, November 28, 2013)

Science journal retracts French study on GM foods (The Star, November 28, 2013)

Study linking GM maize to rat tumours is retracted (Nature, November 28, 2013)

Journal retracts genetically modified corn study that found tumor risk in rats (CBS News, November 29, 2013)

Controversial Dance Paper Finally Retracted (Science Insider, November 29, 2013)

Study Linking Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors Is Retracted (Scientific American, November 29, 2013)

Science Being Studied: Replication, Publication, And Resource Allocation (Forbes, November 8, 2013)


December:

Krokodil Paper Removed From American Journal Of Medicine Website (Huffington Post, Dec 4, 2013)GMO Retraction Sparks Retribution (Scientist, December 5, 2013)

GM maize, health and the Séralini affair (The Economist, December 7, 2013)

How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science (The Guardian, December 9, 2013)

3 More Retractions For Emory Cardiology Group (Forbes, December 26, 2013)

Lauded public health researcher also worked for industry, revealing entanglements of science (The Center for Public Integrity, December 20, 2013)

How I published a fake paper, and why it is the fault of our education system (Smriti Web, December 30, 2014)


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