Saturday 14 January 2012

Why scientific standard & progress in USA is higher then India (NIPER!)

University Suspects Fraud by Dr. Dipak Das, University of Connecticut

Extracts from Retraction Watch and NewYork Times

* A charge of widespread scientific fraud, involving 26 articles published in 11 journals, was leveled by the University of Connecticut today against Dipak K. Das, one of its researchers, whose work reported health benefits in red wine.
* Das won the “Albrecht Fleckenstein Memorial Award for distinguished work in the field of Basic Research” (INNOVATION Award??)  last year. 
* Dr. Das “defunded” the work of a researcher from his budget saying she was devoting all of her time to another researcher, who turns out to be the informant or “whistle-blower” (whistle-blowers are victim everywhere).
* The University of Connecticut said Wednesday that it was returning two new grants to Dr. Das, worth a total of $890,000, to the federal government. (I wish we had the smiler  strong administrator)
*Das has apparently been relieved of his duties as editor in chief of Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. (here we reward the person
*According to a 60-page summary of the report, Dr. Das’s published research articles were found to contain 145 instances of fabrication and falsification of data.
The journals notified by the Health Center are:
American Journal of Physiology – Heart & Circulatory
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Cellular Physiology & Biochemistry
Free Radical Biology
Free Radical Research
Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Journal of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Molecular & Cellular Cardiology
Molecular & Cellular Chemistry

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