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.
Note: Here’s more from Retraction Watch, and here also:
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.