U Wisconsin neuroscientist who faked images has first paper retracted
Rao Adibhatla, a University of Wisconsin scientist who was found by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) to have faked data in two papers, has had one of those studies retracted.
Here’s the notice for “CDP-choline significantly restores phosphatidylcholine levels by differentially affecting phospholipase A2 and CTP: phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase after stroke,” by Adibhatla and a number of colleagues in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC):
This article has been retracted by the publisher.
An investigation by the Office of Research Integrity determined that falsified Western blots were included in Figs. 1B and 2A, and falsified quantification of Western blots was included in Figs. 1B, 2A, and 3A (https://federalregister.gov/a/2013–01454).
The paper has been cited 65 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge. According to the ORI’s repot, Adibhatla also agree to retract a paper in Brain Research.
We’re of course happy to see the reason for the retraction in the JBC, as we’ve noted.