Wednesday, November 28, 2012

UKentucky researcher Eric J. Smart snagged by ORI for fake research results

See post at Retraction Watch titled ORI sanctions former University of Kentucky nutrition researcher for faking dozens of images in 10 papers

Part of the "voluntary exclusion agreement":

To request that the following publications be retracted or corrected: J. Biol. Chem. 277(7):4925-31, 2002; Am J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 291(6):C1271-8, 2006; Am J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 294(1):C295-305, 2008; J. Lipid Res. 42:1444-1449, 2001; J. Biol. Chem. 275:25595, 2000; J. Biol. Chem. 277(26):23525-33, 2002; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101(10):3450-5, 2004; J. Biol. Chem. 280(33):29543-50, 2005; J. Biol. Chem. 273:6525-6532, 1998; Am J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 282:C935-46, 2002.

A commenter at RetractionWatch wrote:

At present, if a reader points out something fishy with a publication, then, in many cases the editor/publisher/institution vigorously try to cover it up, which makes them associates in the conspiracy.

A commenter on a different theme:

Dr. R, please tell that to one of the many Ph.D. Scientists who, after 4-7 years as post-docs, were unable to secure positions on the faculty of R1 institututions. Many of them are teaching High School or trying to pay the rent with a patchwork of part-time Community College teaching jobs.

“Some adjuncts make less money than custodians and campus support staff who may not have college degrees.

from Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224


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