What a relief :)
- From: "GysdeJongh" <JonghSevenHundredElevenAtPlanet.nl>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:30:18 +0100
We all can stop drinking wine. Red wine till now, but who knows, white wine, beer and maybe all alcoholic drinks might follow.
Researcher Charged With Fabricating Red-Wine Data
A veteran researcher at the University of Connecticut, well known for his work on the heart benefits of the red-grape component resveratrol, allegedly fabricated data in 23 papers published over a five-year span, according to an investigation by the university and the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.
UConn said it has begun dismissal proceedings against Dipak K. Das, PhD, director of the school's Cardiovascular Research Center, as a result of the three-year investigation's findings, which documented a total of 145 instances of fabricated and falsified data.
The university also froze all externally funded research in his laboratory and turned away $890,000 in federal grants awarded to him.
In addition, the university has written to the 11 journals that published the papers, which appeared from 2005 to 2009, notifying them of the allegations. None were top-tier clinical medicine journals; they included such titles as Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry and Free Radical Biology.
In a related development, a survey conducted by BMJ of British researchers who had reviewed or submitted papers to the journal found that 13% said they had witnessed or had "firsthand knowledge" of misconduct by other researchers, including "adjusting, excluding, altering, or fabricating data."