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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.

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.

Embargo on liberal-conservative disgust paper lifted early after Newsweek break

embargowatch.wordpress.com — A message to journalists today from Cell Press, publishers of Current Biology: Cell Press has lifted the embargo on the following press release due to early reporting. The paper is publishing online in the journal Current Biology on Thursday October 30 at 12:00pm NOON EDT. Liberal or Conservative?

Scientist sues PubPeer commenters, subpoenas site for names

retractionwatch.com — Last month, we reported that a Wayne State University cancer researcher had threatened legal action involving post-publication peer review site PubPeer, claiming that he had lost a job offer from the University of Mississippi because of comments on the site. Fazlul Sarkar -- who has received $12.8 million in NIH funding and has been an investigator...

Weekend reads: Making research true; peer review in Shakespeare; a 79-year-old postdoc

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch began with the retraction of a paper touted by Dr. Oz. Here's what was happening elsewhere: "How to Make More Published Research True:" John Ioannidis strikes again. Did you know that Shakespeare wrote about peer review? A leading vision researcher has decided to finally do a post-doc -- at the...

Author retracts weight loss surgery paper after admitting most, if not all, of the subjects were made up

retractionwatch.com — If you had read "Aerobic endurance training improves weight loss, body composition, and co-morbidities in patients after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass," a 2010 paper in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, you might have been convinced by the title and findings that exercise was a good idea for people who'd had stomach stapling.

Dr. Oz: Following green coffee bean diet retraction, site scrubbed, “further study is needed”

retractionwatch.com — On Monday, we were first to report that a study of green coffee bean extract for weight loss touted on the Dr. Oz Show had been retracted. That story has been widely picked up by the media, including The Washington Post, which yesterday reported that the show had posted a statement about the development: In...

Doing the right thing: Authors retract PNAS paper when new experiments show “conclusion was incorrect”

retractionwatch.com — Researchers in Sweden and Australia have retracted a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) after follow-up experiments disproved their conclusions. Here's the notice for "Dominant suppression of inflammation by glycan-hydrolyzed IgG," which is signed by all nine of the paper's authors: The authors wish to note the following: "Using studies...
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Oct 31, 2014

The @Cubs statement on manager Rick Renteria's firing is a model of painful transparency m.cubs.mlb.com/news/article/1…

Oct 31, 2014

“I want to be you. How do I get out of science and into science writing?” Here's @scicurious's answer scicurious.org/science-writin…

Oct 31, 2014

Asking for a retraction was “an overbearing response, though I agree that the student screwed up big time” wp.me/pYKlt-67b

Oct 31, 2014

"me doctor, you banana poo poo, and we're going to give our care and that's the way it's going to be" is wrong model medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverag…

Oct 30, 2014

What was behind an oddly-worded dental retraction? The authors stole someone’s thesis wp.me/pYKlt-66V

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