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

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 Oz Show had been retracted.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...

“Editors are pleased to receive death threats on the third Thursday of the month:” A new journal launches

retractionwatch.com — There's a new journal in town. Inference's first issue includes a lengthy review of a laboratory by a tennis instructor, a set of caricatures, and an exchange of emails from 1996 that is "perhaps, less remarkable for what it says than for the fact that it took place at all."

Authors retract green coffee bean diet paper touted by Dr. Oz

retractionwatch.com — Two authors of a 2012 paper sponsored by a company that made grand claims about green coffee bean extract's abilities to help people lose weight have retracted it. The study was cited by The Dr. Oz Show, and last month it cost the company a $3.5 million settlement with the Feds.

Weekend reads: “Too good to be true” results; the paper as an “artificial landmark”

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch kicked off with news of the European Science Foundation threatening to sue a scientist for calling a review process "flawed." Here's what was happening elsewhere: Now that's self-awareness: Nature calls the peer-reviewed paper an "artificial landmark." Are the findings in an epigenetics paper "too good to be true?"


slideshare.net — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency

“This situation left me ashamed and infuriated with myself:” Scientist retracts two papers

retractionwatch.com — A Portuguese group has retracted two papers in the Journal of Bacteriology after mislabeled computer files led to the wrong images being used. And, we've learned in a heartfelt email, the first author was devastated. Here's the notice for "MtvR Is a Global Small Noncoding Regulatory RNA in Burkholderia cenocepacia": A number of problems related to images...

At a snail’s pace: Species rediscovered, but paper on its disappearance remains

retractionwatch.com — A few weeks ago, in Weekend Reads, we highlighted the story of a snail species, thought to have gone extinct thanks to global warming, that had been rediscovered. Now, as first reported by The Scientist, the journal in question has addressed the issue. Here's the story: In 2007, Biology Letters published a paper by Justin...

Neuroscientist who threatened to sue Science-Fraud.org, retracted two papers is out at Tufts

retractionwatch.com — Gizem Donmez, a neuroscientist who has retracted two papers from Cell and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is no longer in her position at Tufts University, Retraction Watch has learned. A Tufts spokesperson confirmed the news for us yesterday: Dr. Donmez is no longer employed by Tufts University.
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Oct 23, 2014

Authors retract PNAS paper questioned on @PubPeer after original films can’t be found wp.me/pYKlt-65o

Oct 23, 2014

Dr. Oz: Following green coffee bean diet retraction, site scrubbed, “further study is needed” wp.me/pYKlt-65H

Oct 23, 2014

You've done us proud! MT @andrewmseaman Last week was my 3rd anniversary as medical journalist for @Reuters. Tx @ivanoransky for great gig!

Oct 22, 2014

Irony much? Ethics professor was among faculty helping @UNC athletes get credit for fake classes chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/3…

Oct 22, 2014

Doing the right thing: Authors retract PNAS paper when new experiments show "conclusion was incorrect" wp.me/pYKlt-64Z

Oct 22, 2014

“Editors are pleased to receive death threats on the third Thursday of the month:” A new journal launches wp.me/pYKlt-654

Oct 21, 2014

"Doctors aren't the ones at risk, because they're not the ones going inside the rooms of the patient." Nurse on Ebola medpagetoday.com/EmergencyMedic…

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