Martin Biosse-Duplan, a former Harvard dental school research fellow found by the Office of Research Integrity to have falsified results has had the two papers in question retracted.
From the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research:
The following abstract from the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research supplement, “The Association Between the Microtubule Plus End Protein EB1 and Cortactin Controls Podosomes and Bone Resorption” by Martin Biosse-Duplan, Sebastien Stephens, Frank PL Lai, Margit Oelkers, Daisuke Kitamura, Klemens Rottner, William Horne, and Roland Baron, published online on 17 August 2011 in ASBMR 2011 Annual Meeting Abstracts (ASBMR.org), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor in Chief, Juliet E Compston, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
As a result of a PI-initiated inquiry within Harvard, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has determined that Biosse-Duplan falsified histomorphometric and microCT results.
This abstract has been retracted at the request of Drs. S Stephens, FPL Lai, M Oelkers, K Rottner, W Horne and R Baron. As a result of a PI-initiated inquiry within Harvard, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has determined that Dr Biosse-Duplan falsified histomorphometric and microCT results.
Note that the last lines of both notices are identical (except for “Dr”). Specifically, the ORI had found that Biosse-Duplan:
Falsified Powerpoint slides and spreadsheets for histomorphometric and microCT results by using the values of HS1 knockout (KO) mice and their controls to represent the CathepsinK cre- Cortactin KO mice and their controls; Dr. Biosse-Duplan also switched two sets of numbers between the HS1 KO mice and their controls to falsely demonstrate a difference in bone density when there was none. The numerical data were presented at a lab meeting, and false text was included in two submitted meeting abstracts published in Bone 48:Suppl 2, pS97 and J Bone and Mineral Research 25:Suppl 1, pS215.
The Bone paper has been cited once, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge, while the JBMR paper has yet to be cited.