Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Rabbits don’t even have canines, but this group tried to pass off rabbit teeth as dog teeth

As any kid knows, Snoopy is a laconic beagle and Bugs Bunny is a mouth-running rabbit. The difference is pretty clear, right? Evidently not. A group of researchers in China have lost a 2017 paper in Medical Science Monitor for trying to pass off cellul… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Majority of journal’s editorial board resigns after publisher’s handling of letter about move to open access

A leading journal in ecology and evolution is going through an evolution of its own, following the resignation of its editor in chief and more than half of its editorial board. The mass exodus at Diversity & Distributions came after Wiley, which pu… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Psychology journal to retract study claiming that people fear contagion less in the dark

As we’re fond of repeating, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Which doesn’t jibe with the findings in an eye-catching  2018 paper that found people were less fearful of catching a contagious illness if they were in a dark room or were wearing sunglass… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Caveat scriptor: How a journal editor unraveled the mystery of the overlapping bad data

Caveat scriptor—writer beware. That’s the moral of a recent editorial in the Saudi Journal of Anesthesia, prompted by the retraction in that journal of a 2014 paper with bum data. The editorial was written by John Loadsman, an anesthesiologist in Sydne… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Graduate student in China stripped of PhD after investigation that led to a dozen retractions

On Friday we reported on the case of a group of researchers in China who have retracted at least 11 papers for various kinds of misconduct. Here’s a bit more on that story, courtesy of our commenters. First, it turns out that the retraction total is at… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Group in China earns nearly a dozen retractions for image duplication, forged authorship, and more

A group of materials scientists in China has earned 11 retractions and three corrections — so far — for image manipulation, duplication, deceptive authorship and other misconduct. The papers, from a group at the prestigious Tsinghua Univers… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: “Irreconcilable” differences about author order, other issues topple two articles in Spandidos journal

Researchers in China have retracted a pair of papers in the same journal after running into “irreconcilable” differences with the articles. Both articles appeared in Molecular Medicine Reports, from Spandidos. One article, “Combined treatment with extr… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: High-profile health policy researcher Gilbert Welch out at Dartmouth after plagiarism charge

H. Gilbert Welch, a leading researcher in the field of health policy, has resigned from his faculty post at Dartmouth College after the institution concluded that he had plagiarized from a colleague in a 2016 paper. As we reported in STAT earlier this … Continue reading

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