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Not immune: Jesús A. Lemus earns another Expression of Concern

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Jesús A. Lemus, the Spanish researcher whose work has left a lot of people questioning his data, has another Expression of Concern for his resume.

Here’s the notice, from Functional Ecology:

Functional Ecology has been informed by the Ethics Committee of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, the Spanish National Research Council, that following investigation of concerns relating to the reliability, traceability and quality of analytical testing during the research career of Dr Jesús A. Lemus, the authenticity of some published results where Dr Lemus was involved needs to be questioned.

Reservations about the validity of some of the data contained in an article published in the journal (Lemus, Vergara and Fargallo 2010) have also been received by the co-authors Dr Juan A. Fargallo, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, Madrid, Spain, and Dr Pablo Vergara, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, UK.

In the article, work that cannot be validated relates to blood samples analysed, the analyses of plasma samples, total white blood cell counts, faecal analyses, parasite inoculates and parasite vaccine.

The Executive Editor, Professor Duncan Irschick, wishes to notify readers of concerns regarding this article.

The paper has been cited four times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.

Lemus has another Expression of Concern, in PLoS ONE, along with five retractions, by our count.

Written by Ivan Oransky

November 27th, 2012 at 10:41 am

  • The Father November 28, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Thou should never question what Jesus said.

    • Motard November 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      No, but if no one can reliably replicate what Jesus did

      • The Father December 3, 2012 at 4:02 am

        Well, who else can walk on water? Who else can turn water into wine? Who else can feed 5000 families with a few loaves of bread?..

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