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July 22, 2011NPR"Poor Peer Review Cited In Retracted DNA Study", by Joe Palca - Poor peer review missed technical errors in DNA study allowing publication of paper which was subsequently retracted.
July 19, 2011The Boston Globe"Embattled Harvard psychology professor resigns", by Carolyn Y. Johnson - Marc Hauser, a well-known Harvard psychology professor who has been on leave since an internal investigation found him guilty of eight counts of scientific misconduct, is leaving the university.
August 20, 2010The New York Times"Harvard Finds Scientist Guilty of Misconduct" by NIcholas Wade - Shortly after placing researcher Marc Hauser on leave due to suspicions surrounding the validity of recently published data, Harvard found that misconduct had occurred in eight instances. 
August 11, 2010The New York Times"Expert on Morality Is on Leave After Research Inquiry" by Nicholas Wade - Harvard researcher Marc Hauser, was placed on academic leave after an investigation found that recently published data "did not support the reported findings".
August 1, 2010The New York Times"Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age" by Trip Gabriel - The author describes how students' reliance on the Internet as a source for information has led to confusion as to what constitutes as plagiarism.
July 29, 2010Las Vegas Review-Journal"Federal Jury Finds Cornell University's Medical College Committed Fraud " - A federal ruling finds that Cornell University medical college knowingly submitted three progress reports for an NIH-sponsored training grant which contained false statements about the number of HIV-positive patients seen by post-doctoral fellows at the university. 
December 8, 2009The Birmingham News"Ex-UAB researcher's work may be fake" by Jeff Hansen - The University of Alabama at Birmingham conducted an investigation into allegations of falsification and/or fabrication against one of its scientists. As a result, a total of nine papers will be retracted. 
August 24, 2009The Chronicle"Professor at Canada's McGill U. Admits Signing Research Generated by Drug Maker" by Paul Basken - Barbara B. Sherwin, a professor of psychology at McGill University in Montreal, acknowledged that she agreed to have her name appear on an article about estrogen and memory loss that was actually written by a freelance author for Wyeth. 
August 5, 2009The New York Times"Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy" by Natasha Singer - It was recently discovered that between 1998 and 2005, 26 scientific papers published in various journals about the positive effects of hormone replacement therapy in women were a result of ghostwriters paid by Wyeth. The articles touted the benefits of using Wyeth's hormone drugs to treat menopause, Premarin and Prempro, while down-playing the risks, such as aging skin, heart disease and dementia.
July 31, 2009MSNBC"Sperm made of stem cells claim retracted" by Associated Press - Researchers at Britain's Newcastle University retracted a controversial paper after finding that two paragraphs had been plagiarized.
May 13, 2009The New York Times"Doctor Falsified Study on Injuired G.I.'s, Army Says" by Duff Wilson and Barry Meier - Dr. Timothy R. Kuklo, a former Army surgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and paid consultant to Medtronic Inc. was found to have fabricated patient data regarding a bone-growth product sold by Medtronic. Additionally, Dr. Kuklo forged the signatures of four Walter Reed Army doctors on an article that he submitted last year to a British medical journal. Kuklo also did not obtain the Army's permission to conduct the study.
March 9, 2009BMJ"Prominent celecoxib researcher admits fabricating data in 21 articles" by Jeanne Lenzer - Scott S. Reuben, Associate Professor at Tufts University and chief of the acute pain service at Bayview Medical Center admitted to fabricating patient data in 21 of his 72 published articles. He received research grants from Pfizer and studied drugs such as Celebrex and Lyrica and their use in pain management. Reuben has since gone on medical leave at Bayview Medical Center, resigned from his associate professor position and will not be permitted to participate in research.