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Ivan Oransky Verified

New York and Northampton, MA
Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today
As seen in:  Reuters

VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; journalism adjunct, NYU; blogger, Embargo Watch, @RetractionWatch; VP, AHCJ; ex-Reuters; Zinfandel drinker.

Does Stem Cell Research Have A Retraction Problem?

Watch the lime juice when drinking Corona: skin doc

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning Bottles of Mexico's world famous Corona beer speed past a worker in the bottling line of Mexico City's Modelo brewery May 19, 2004. Well, according to a dermatology journal out today, he may have been in for worse than a surprise: a nasty skin reaction that one doctor is calling "Mexican beer dermatitis."

Colon cancer study embargo lifted early after “gremlin in the machinery” leads to break

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The embargo on a colon cancer presentation at a Barcelona conference was lifted early Thursday after inadvertent breaks. On Thursday morning, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) media consultant Emma Mason sent the following message to her press list: Due to an embargo break by Spanish language media, we are lifting the embargo...

Triclosan study marks PNAS’s tenth embargo break this year

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Although it didn't lead to an early embargo lift, a university press office and a local news site broke the embargo today on a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) study of whether the soap ingredient triclosan causes liver damage in mice. A press release from the University of California, Davis, where the...

Shigeaki Kato up to 28 retractions, with three papers cited nearly 700 times

retractionwatch.com — Former University of Tokyo researcher Shigeaki Kato has notched his 26th, 27th, and 28th retractions, all in Nature Cell Biology. The three papers have been cited a total of 677 times. Here's the notice for "DEAD-box RNA helicase subunits of the Drosha complex are required for processing of rRNA and a subset of microRNAs:" Although...

Weekend reads: “Academic science isn’t sexist;” buying your way into university rankings

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch began with news of a lawsuit against PubPeer commenters. Here's what was happening elsewhere: Sexism in science has been the topic of a lot of discussion this year, but an op-ed in The New York Times that is sure to ignite controversy says academic science doesn't have a problem in...

Parkinson’s researcher to appear in court to face fraud charges

retractionwatch.com — A researcher in Australia who has had several papers retracted following an investigation by her former employer is now facing fraud and other charges. As The Guardian reports: A former University of Queensland academic accused of fabricating research that claimed a breakthrough in treating Parkinson's disease has been charged with fraud.

Former NIH lab director faked findings in three papers: ORI

retractionwatch.com — The former director of the X-ray crystallography lab at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, faked findings in three papers, according to the Office of Research Integrity. Two of the three papers by Bijan Ahvazi were published in 2004, and later retracted in 2007,...

What was behind an oddly-worded dental retraction? The authors stole someone’s thesis

retractionwatch.com — A dentistry journal has retracted a paper after discovering the research was lifted from dissertation work by two people unrelated to the paper authors. Here's the notice for "Treatment of mandibular angle fracture with a 2 mm, 3-dimensional rectangular grid compression miniplates: A prospective clinical study": It has been brought to the notice of Editorial...

PubPeer Selections: On an “immodest title;” authors recalculate findings in response to questions

retractionwatch.com — Here's another installment of PubPeer Selections: "In my opinion, the immodest title of this paper is not supported by its contents," writes Hilda Bastain at PubMed Commons of "Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults." A PubPeer commenter links to that and another comment on the paper.
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Dec 17, 2014

“The wave of bullshit data is rising, and now it’s our turn to figure out how not to get swept away.” niemanlab.org/2014/12/a-wave…

Dec 17, 2014

Stem cell researchers sue Harvard, claiming faulty investigation lost them job offers wp.me/p4XLyD-6pB

Dec 17, 2014

Stem cell researcher Hanna “working…to correct the unfortunate and inadvertent mistakes” in papers retractionwatch.com/2014/12/17/ste…

Dec 17, 2014

Shingles-stroke connection paper earns expression of concern for “errors in data presentation” retractionwatch.com/2014/12/17/shi…

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