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March 13th, 2012

Prominent Japanese Cardiologist Accused of Scientific Misconduct

Following accusations by independent bloggers in Japan and Germany, the American Heart Association (AHA) has issued an Expression of Concern about five papers published in AHA journals co-authored by Hiroaki Matsubara, a prominent cardiologist and researcher at Kyoto Prefectural University in Japan. In addition to his many papers exploring the basic science of the renin-angiotensin system, Matsubara was the […]


February 16th, 2012

Japanese Researcher with Harvard Connections Retracts 3 Articles in AHA Journals

Akio Kawakami, a well-published lipid researcher at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, has retracted three papers from AHA journals, including one article in the AHA’s flagship journal Circulation. The two other retractions were for articles in Circulation Research and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. News of the retractions was first reported on Retraction Watch. Two of Kawakami’s co-authors are well known researchers affiliated with […]


January 11th, 2012

Director of UConn CV Research Center Accused of Scientific Misconduct

Following an extensive investigation, Dipak Das, a professor in the Department of Surgery and director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center, has been accused of serious scientific misconduct. UConn has informed 11 scientific journals about the investigation. Das had numerous publications on resveratrol and other nutrition-related cardiovascular subjects. According to an […]


November 21st, 2011

Prominent Dutch Cardiovascular Researcher Fired for Scientific Misconduct

UPDATE (Posted Monday, November 21): Over the weekend more details emerged about this story. An executive summary of the report from the investigative committee at Erasmus MC, dated November 16, appeared on the Erasmus website. Here is a brief summary, based on help received from Google Translate, Babel Fish, and native Dutch speakers: As previously reported […]


September 4th, 2011

Montreal Heart Institute Researcher Fired After Investigation of Retracted Papers

Zhiguo Wang, a researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), has been fired less than a month after wide publicity over the retraction of two papers that he had coauthored, Retraction Watch reports. MHI director Jean-Claude Tardif said at a press conference that a hospital investigation had resulted in a recommendation that three more of Wang’s articles […]