From CBS News:
HARTFORD, Conn. – A University of Connecticut researcher known for his work on the benefits of red wine to heart health falsified his data in more than 100 instances, and nearly a dozen scientific journals are being warned of the potential problems after publishing his studies in recent years, officials said Wednesday.
UConn officials said their internal review found 145 instances over seven years in which Dr. Dipak Das fabricated and falsified data, and the U.S. Office of Research Integrity has launched an independent investigation of his work.
Is nothing sacred?
Eleven scientific research journals that have published Das’ work are being notified of the problems, which came to light after a three-year review sparked by an anonymous complaint in 2008 of potential irregularities in his research.
A friend writes to grieve that he can no longer deduct fine old red wines as a medical expense. How distressing for the good life…
Yes, it’s true, we did want peer review to finally start earning its keep. But why start with the wine cellar?
Next, they will be claiming that chocolate pretzels do not reverse the aging process.
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