Posts Tagged ‘research ethics’

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July 3rd, 2014

Retraction Dissolves Credibility of Acid-Bath-Generated Stem Cells

Sadly, what seemed too good to be true now is: subjecting adult cells to an acid bath does not transform them into pluripotent stem cells, and the Nature papers reporting the effect have been retracted. After initial excitement over the findings in January, a number of laboratories reported having trouble duplicating the results. Then in April, […]


May 5th, 2014

What Role Should Coca-Cola Play in Obesity Research?

Larry Husten asks: “What role should Coca-Cola and other food and beverage companies play in funding and communicating research about nutrition and obesity?”


February 10th, 2014

Is Fraudulent Science Criminal?

John Henry Noble, Jr., offers his perspective on the issues raised by Richard Smith’s blog post “Should Scientific Fraud Be a Criminal Offence?”, which appeared in the BMJ in December 2013.