From the Asahi Shimbun:
A group of biologists at a research institute of the prestigious University of Tokyo likely altered or forged materials in 43 published scientific articles, a university panel has concluded.
The panel recommended the withdrawal of the papers authored by Shigeaki Kato, a former professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, and other members of his lab. Most of the irregularities concerned images used in the publications.
This is Kato’s fifth retraction, by our count, including one in Nature, and another in Cell. Retraction Watch readers may recall that the investigation into his work was prompted by a whistleblower’s YouTube video.
Without sites like Retraction Watch, we would just never know about it.