Second retraction appears for University of Wisconsin neuroscientist who faked images
A University of Wisconsin scientist who was found by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) to have faked data in two papers, has had a second study retracted.
Here’s the notice: for “Secretory phospholipase A2 IIA is up-regulated by TNF-α and IL-1α/β after transient focal cerebral ischemia in rat,” by Rao Adibhatla and colleagues and originally published in Brain Research in February 2007:
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy).
This article has been retracted at the request of the Author, Dr Rao M. Adibhatla, and the Editor-in-Chief following finding of research misconduct [data falsification] against the Author by the US Office of Research Integrity. See Fed. Regist., 78 (17) (January 25th 2013).
The paper has been cited 36 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge. Adibhatla’s first retraction appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry last month.