Via Retraction Watch: federally funded pesticides researcher guilty of faking data

According to Retraction Watch,

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has found that a neuroscientist who studied the effects of pesticides on a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease made up data.

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2 responses to “Via Retraction Watch: federally funded pesticides researcher guilty of faking data

  1. By sheer chance (?) the AAAS is sponsoring a live webchat through their Science Magazine site (paywalled, 3:00 EST, 5 Jul 12) on the topic “Live Chat: Is Science Becoming Less Honest?” They are using the teaser “What’s behind the rise in fraud cases and retractions? Are scientists becoming less ethical? And if so, what can be done about it?” and inviting questions before the chat.

    http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/07/live-chat-is-science-becoming-le.html?ref=hp

  2. Any substance that is harmless in reasonble exposure and very beneficial will ,sooner or later, become the object of a junk science scare “study”.

    It draws more interest and notariety for the “researcher”.

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