3 More Retractions For Emory Cardiology Group

Three more articles from R. Wayne Alexander’s research group at Emory have been retracted in the last two months. Three papers were retracted in 2011, bringing the group’s current total to 6. (News about the recent retractions was first reported on Retraction Watch.) … Click here to read the full post on Forbes.   R Wayne Alexander  …

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The Italian Research Scandal Grows: New Questions And More Confusion

New questions are being raised about yet another published study from an embattled Italian research group. It also appears that despite attempts by some of the participants to respond to some of the previous questions and accusationst there is little likelihood that the growing scandal will be resolved anytime soon. The new allegations are the…

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New Questions Raised About Italian Cardiologists Already Under Cloud Of Suspicion

(This story was updated on Friday, October 4 with a response from Dr. Modena.) New questions are being raised about the integrity and reliability of research published by a prominent Italian cardiologist and her colleagues. Last November, as previous reported here, Maria Grazia Modena, a former president of the Italian Society of Cardiology, and 8 other…

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Nine Italian Cardiologists Arrested In Broad Investigation Of Research Fraud And Misconduct

Photo of the arrest of Maria Grazia Modena, from Il Resto Del Carlino

Nine Italian cardiologists have been arrested as part of a broad investigation into serious medical misconduct at Modena Hospital, according to multiple reports in the Italian media. The investigation encompasses at least 67 other individuals and a dozen medical equipment companies, including 6 foreign companies. The charges include conspiracy, fraud, embezzlement, bribery, forgery and performing…

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