Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Eyes wide shut at vision journal as retraction notice misses the point

Molecular Vision appears to have been flying blind when it retracted a 2013 paper by Rajendra Kadam and colleagues. In December 2018, Kadam, a former “golden boy� in pharmaceutical research at the University of Colorado, Denver, was the subject of a finding from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity, which stated that he had fabricated … Continue reading Eyes wide shut at vision journal as retraction notice misses the point

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Japanese stem cell fraud leads to a new retraction

Last March, we reported on the retraction of a 2017 paper in Stem Cell Reports by Kohei Yamamizu and colleagues for widespread fabrication of figures. Turns out the problems were at least five years older than that. Yamamizu had received a pink slip from his institution, the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), … Continue reading Japanese stem cell fraud leads to a new retraction

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Rabbits don’t even have canines, but this group tried to pass off rabbit teeth as dog teeth

As any kid knows, Snoopy is a laconic beagle and Bugs Bunny is a mouth-running rabbit. The difference is pretty clear, right? Evidently not. A group of researchers in China have lost a 2017 paper in Medical Science Monitor for trying to pass off cellular images of rabbit teeth as those of beagles. According to … Continue reading Rabbits don’t even have canines, but this group tried to pass off rabbit teeth as dog teeth

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Authors try to duplicate bad data, fail miserably

We’ve seen plagiarizers plagiarizing plagiarizers, but here’s what seems to be a first: A journal has retracted an article that duplicated text…from a paper that had been retracted for containing dubious data. The Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science published the recycled paper, titled “Development and in vitro-in vivo characterization of chronomodulated multi-particulate drug delivery system of … Continue reading Authors try to duplicate bad data, fail miserably

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Former Colorado “golden boy” earns three-year ban on Federal funding

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity has announced findings of misconduct against a once-promising pharmaceutical scientist at the University of Colorado. The ORI says Rajendra Kadam fabricated data on government grants while working on his PhD at UC Denver under the supervision of Uday Kompella. As we reported in 2015 when this case first broke, … Continue reading Former Colorado “golden boy” earns three-year ban on Federal funding

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Majority of journal’s editorial board resigns after publisher’s handling of letter about move to open access

A leading journal in ecology and evolution is going through an evolution of its own, following the resignation of its editor in chief and more than half of its editorial board. The mass exodus at Diversity & Distributions came after Wiley, which publishes the journal, allegedly blocked it from running a letter protesting the company’s … Continue reading Majority of journal’s editorial board resigns after publisher’s handling of letter about move to open access

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Psychology journal to retract study claiming that people fear contagion less in the dark

As we’re fond of repeating, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Which doesn’t jibe with the findings in an eye-catching  2018 paper that found people were less fearful of catching a contagious illness if they were in a dark room or were wearing sunglasses. Fortunately for us, although not for the researchers, we no longer have … Continue reading Psychology journal to retract study claiming that people fear contagion less in the dark

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: In a first, U.S. CDC retracts, replaces study about suicide risk in farmers

In a first for the CDC, the agency’s premier scientific publication has retracted a 2016 article on suicide, five months after a news story pointed out serious errors in the paper. The article, initially published as “Suicide Rates by Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012,” had purported to find that farmers were at particularly high … Continue reading In a first, U.S. CDC retracts, replaces study about suicide risk in farmers

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Data mishap forces retraction of paper on gun laws, domestic killings

The authors of a 2018 paper on the effects of gun laws on domestic violence have retracted the article after discovering errors in their analysis and replaced it with a clean version. The new study shows that some gun laws — particularly ones that keep firearms out of the hands of violent offenders, even if … Continue reading Data mishap forces retraction of paper on gun laws, domestic killings

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Aerospace researchers in Japan up to three retractions

A pair of researchers in Japan has lost their third paper in a UK journal, which cites problematic images and an institutional investigation for the move. The 2016 article, “Novel Rh-substituted hexaaluminate catalysts for N2O decomposition,” was written by Rachid Amrousse and Akimasa Tsutsumi, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, in Sagamihara. It … Continue reading Aerospace researchers in Japan up to three retractions

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Caveat scriptor: How a journal editor unraveled the mystery of the overlapping bad data

Caveat scriptor—writer beware. That’s the moral of a recent editorial in the Saudi Journal of Anesthesia, prompted by the retraction in that journal of a 2014 paper with bum data. The editorial was written by John Loadsman, an anesthesiologist in Sydney, Australia, and editor of the journal Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, who played a role … Continue reading Caveat scriptor: How a journal editor unraveled the mystery of the overlapping bad data

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: When is asparagus not asparagus? Why, when it’s ginger, of course!

Allow us to explain that headline. Food Science & Nutrition has retracted a 2018 article by a group of researchers in China and Pakistan for plagiarism. The article was titled “Experimentally investigated the asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) drying with flat-plate collector under the natural convection indirect solar dryer.”   Per the retraction notice: The retraction … Continue reading When is asparagus not asparagus? Why, when it’s ginger, of course!

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: JAMA journal retracts paper when author can’t produce original data

In July 2017, a JAMA journal called for the investigation into a 2013 paper it had published after concluding that the article had “scientific and ethical concerns.” Now the journal, JAMA Otolaryngology − Head & Neck Surgery, is retracting the paper. The article, “Dexamethasone for the prevention of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and other complications … Continue reading JAMA journal retracts paper when author can’t produce original data

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: As China cracks down on faked drug trial data, US FDA abandons disclosure rule

The FDA has walked away from a 2010 rule that would have forced drug makers to disclose fabricated data to regulators. As Bloomberg Law reported last week, the FDA has withdrawn the proposed rule, “Reporting Information Regarding Falsification of Data,” which would require sponsors to report information indicating that any person has, or may have, … Continue reading As China cracks down on faked drug trial data, US FDA abandons disclosure rule

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Graduate student in China stripped of PhD after investigation that led to a dozen retractions

On Friday we reported on the case of a group of researchers in China who have retracted at least 11 papers for various kinds of misconduct. Here’s a bit more on that story, courtesy of our commenters. First, it turns out that the retraction total is at least 12. But more significant is that the … Continue reading Graduate student in China stripped of PhD after investigation that led to a dozen retractions

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Group in China earns nearly a dozen retractions for image duplication, forged authorship, and more

A group of materials scientists in China has earned 11 retractions and three corrections — so far — for image manipulation, duplication, deceptive authorship and other misconduct. The papers, from a group at the prestigious Tsinghua University, appeared in a variety of materials journals and date back to 2014. The most recent publications arrived in … Continue reading Group in China earns nearly a dozen retractions for image duplication, forged authorship, and more

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Dr. What? From the mixed-up files of Muftah Salem Eljamel

A surgeon in Scotland who mistook a tear duct for a brain tumor, operated on the wrong disc in another patient and eventually gave up his right to practice medicine in the UK has corrected a 2008 paper. The reason: More confusion, it seems. Muftah Salem Eljamel says he mistook an image in the article … Continue reading Dr. What? From the mixed-up files of Muftah Salem Eljamel

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Journal flags papers, saying authors didn’t adequately disclose ties to Monsanto

A toxicology journal has issued an expression of concern for a group of papers about the controversial herbicide glyphosate after concluding that some of the authors didn’t adequately disclose their ties to the maker of the product. At issue are five articles that appeared in a 2016 supplement to Critical Reviews in Toxicology, a Taylor … Continue reading Journal flags papers, saying authors didn’t adequately disclose ties to Monsanto

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: “Irreconcilable” differences about author order, other issues topple two articles in Spandidos journal

Researchers in China have retracted a pair of papers in the same journal after running into “irreconcilable” differences with the articles. Both articles appeared in Molecular Medicine Reports, from Spandidos. One article, “Combined treatment with extracorporeal shock‑wave therapy and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation improves bone repair in a rabbit model of bone nonunion,” … Continue reading “Irreconcilable” differences about author order, other issues topple two articles in Spandidos journal

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Irony? The Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention retracts a paper

Irony machine, start your engine: A pair of engineers have lost a 2017 paper in the Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention over a failure to determine who owned the data. The article, “Solder selection for reflowing large ceramic substrates during PCB assembly,” was written by Prashant Reddy Gangidi and Noy Souriyasak, both listed as … Continue reading Irony? The Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention retracts a paper