Another Expression of Concern for Milena Penkowa
Another paper by Milena Penkowa, who is being investigated for embezzlement as well as possible scientific misconduct, has been subject to an Expression of Concern:
Here’s the notice in Glia:
Glia has been informed by Juan Hidalgo, MD, DMSc, Professor, Institute of Neurosciences, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, of concerns about the validity of some of the data contained in an article published in the journal (Penkowa, M and Hidalgo, J. Metallothionein I + II expression and their role in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Glia 2000 DEC; 32(3), 247–263; published ahead of print Oct 25, 2000, DOI: 10.1002/1098-1136(200012)32:3 <247::AID-GLIA50>3.0.CO;2-T) In addition, Rector’s Office of the University of Copenhagen informs us that this matter, along with other related studies, is being investigated by the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty. While awaiting the outcome of those investigations, the Editors-in-Chief wish to notify readers of our concerns regarding this article.
The study has been cited 75 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
This is Penkowa’s fourth Expression of Concern (one was a Notice of Concern). Two of those became retractions. She has one other retraction, in Diabetes.