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Seeing red (wine): Another retraction for Dipak Das, making count 13

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Today’s Retraction Watch, to paraphrase Sesame Street, is brought to you by the number 13.

Earlier, we reported on several retractions from Diederik Stapel that bring his total to that number, and now we’ve learned about number 13 for Dipak Das. Das is of course the UConn researcher who was found to have committed 145 counts of misconduct in his studies of the red wine compound resveratrol and other subjects.

Here’s the notice, from The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, for “Resveratrol, a unique phytoalexin present in red wine, delivers either survival signal or death signal to the ischemic myocardium depending on dose:”

This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor in Chief because several images within the paper were found to contain falsified or fabricated data, which is a serious form of publishing misconduct. The scientific community takes a very strong view on this matter and apologies are offered to readers of the journal that this was not detected earlier.

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  1. I would love to hear Bill Sardi’s opinion on this matter.

    failuretoreplicant

    August 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  2. After the lucky “13” it should be much easier for the remaining 132 to come out.

    YouKnowBestOfAll

    August 18, 2012 at 1:06 am


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