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Database Proof Substratum: 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 Sydne… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: 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.) dr… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: 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 pape… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: 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 As Bloomberg Law reported last week, the FDA has withdrawn the proposed rule, “Reporting Information Regarding Falsification of Data,… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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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… Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: 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 Univers… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: 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 Sale… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: 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 a… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: “Irreconcilableā€ 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 extr… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: 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 … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: High-profile health policy researcher Gilbert Welch out at Dartmouth after plagiarism charge

H. Gilbert Welch, a leading researcher in the field of health policy, has resigned from his faculty post at Dartmouth College after the institution concluded that he had plagiarized from a colleague in a 2016 paper. As we reported in STAT earlier this … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Persistence pays off for plagiarized author: emails spur retraction, sanctions against researcher

Here’s an object lesson for scientists who find out they’ve been ripped off by other researchers: Taking matters into your own hands can produce results.   An aggrieved author’s doggedness led to the retraction of a 2013 paper that plagiarized his work… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: It’s official: They’ve retracted happiness.

They is MDPI Proceedings, which has pulled a 2017 paper, “Role of Happiness as a Habitual Process.” The reason: The paper was not ready for final publication and was put online in error. The paper will be marked as retracted. We apologize to the author… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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