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Ninth Bulfone-Paus retraction notice appears, in Molecular and Cellular Biology

with one comment

Another retraction notice for a paper published by Silvia Bulfone-Paus and colleagues has appeared, this one for a 2005 paper in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

The retraction notice is brief but to the point:

The publisher hereby retracts this article due to evidence of data manipulation in Fig. 2C, 4B, and 9, a clear violation of ASM’s ethical standards.

The original paper, “Soluble Axl is generated by ADAM10-dependent cleavage and associates with Gas6 in mouse serum,” has been cited 32 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.

Bulfone-Paus’s institution, Research Centre Borstel, has said journals have accepted a total of 12 retractions. There are three more papers whose notices have yet to appear.

Hat tip: “Clare Francis