A number of readers contacted us last week to let us know that their email alerts had stopped arriving. We’ve now fixed that problem, which had to do with a software update. With apologies for the technical glitch, here’s a roundup (from a Friday post, which wasn’t delivered by email) of posts for which emails didn’t go out, in case you missed them:
- The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has retracted a recently published paper that questioned the effectiveness of a treatment for irregular heartbeat — the last author vehemently objected (even taking his concerns to social media), and implied industry played a role.
- The University of Colorado has revoked the PhD of a former promising student — known once as the “golden boy” — following an investigation that identified multiple instances of misconduct.
- Case Western Reserve biologist Alan Levine lost a second paper, and the retraction notice was practically identical to one issued a year earlier.
- A probe found neuroscientists didn’t generate key images in their study in Frontiers in Neuroscience.
- Swiss and French institutions are investigating several papers in molecular biology — the announcement isn’t very informative, but according to Swiss paper NZZ, the researcher in question is not Olivier Voinnet.
- A Spanish lab has admitted to misconduct, and retracted one paper and corrected another.
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