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scientific misconduct
2014-08-18 03:30:17

Assumptions scrutinized On career damage and funding waste Leila Gray, HSNewsBeat University of Washington Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct. Yet few have tried to measure the costs to perpetrators and to society. A recent study calculated some of the career impacts, as well as federal funding wasted, when biomedical research papers are retracted. The results appear in the Aug. 15 issue of the journal eLife. In questioning common...

2014-04-03 13:12:15

Individuals who wish to identify potential problems in the scientific literature can either choose to report their grievances privately (with the expectation that the issue will be appropriately handled) or they can post their accusations publicly. Clearly there are many reasons for dealing with unproven and potentially damaging allegations privately, however a new study suggests that when this route is followed a much smaller percentage of the allegations result in a correction to the...

Controversy Around Stem Cell Discovery May lead To Retraction
2014-03-14 12:52:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese scientists who in January announced they developed a new method to create stem cells using blood cells and acid are considering retracting their study. Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan announced earlier this year that they had discovered that dipping blood cells into acid could turn them into stem cells. This study was considered ground-breaking research in the field, but now the...

2014-01-27 08:22:01

CALGARY, Jan. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - CMQ Resources Inc. (TSXV: NV) ("CMQ") has received a notice (the "Notice") of termination of its Exploration Agreement with Option to form a joint venture between Montezuma Mines Inc., a subsidiary of CMQ ("Montezuma"), and Miranda Gold Corp. (the "Agreement"). The Agreement previously provided CMQ, indirectly through Montezuma, with its interest in the Red Canyon project, one of three Nevada based mining projects being pursued by CMQ. The Notice has...

Fraud, Not Errors, Account For Large Percentage Of Retractions In Scientific Papers
2012-10-02 10:32:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study finds that fraud in scientific research is growing at a troubling rate, with an average of 300 papers per year being retracted for some form of scientific misconduct. It had been generally perceived that most peer-reviewed medical, biological and scientific papers retracted have been done so due to unintentional errors. However, authors conducting the largest-ever study of retractions, have found that the percentage of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.