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Study Finds Fraud Growing In Biomedical & Life-Science Research Papers

Posted by Jim Menoutis on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

Fraud in biomedical and life-science research papers has become a growing issue in recent years as more studies are retracted all the time.  Speaking to the Associated Press (here’s the AP story), the lead study author Arturo Casadevall, a professor of microbiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.,  said “Fraud in life sciences research is still minuscule and committed by only a few dozen scientific scofflaws. However, it causes big problems.”  The study, a new review of peer-reviewed journals finds the percentage of studies withdrawn because of fraud or suspected fraud has zoomed. In 1976, there were fewer than 10 fraud retractions for every 1 million studies published, compared with 96 retractions per million in 2007.

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Topics: biomedical Research, Lifesciences, Life science research, peer reviewed journals, fraud