Paper by former NIH researcher alleging ‘Ponzi schemes’ by government, pharma retracted

Mahin Khatami

Mahin Khatami, a former researcher with the U.S. National Institutes of Health who has argued in print that cancer results from ‘dark energy’ and that the government and the pharmaceutical industry are collaborating in ‘scientific/medical Ponzi schemes’ to keep people sick, has lost a paper to retraction.  

As we reported last fall, Robert Speth, a pharmacy science researcher at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has been urging Clinical & Translational Medicine (CTM) to retract Khatami’s articles — and one in particular — for what is now more than two years.

In mid-October a spokesperson for Wiley, which publishes the journal, told us that she was trying to get more information from the editors about why Khatami’s bizarre paper was acceptable material. 

We never did receive an explanation. Two months later, CTM published another paper by Khatami, titled “Deceptology in cancer and vaccine sciences: Seeds of immune destruction-mini electric shocks in mitochondria: Neuroplasticity electrobiology of response profiles and increased induced diseases in four generations—A hypothesis.”

The article is an broadside against cancer research and vaccines. Here are a couple of samples: 

From Rockefeller’s support of patent medicine to Gates’ patent vaccines, medical establishment invested a great deal in intellectual ignorance. Through the control over medical education and research it has created a public illusion to prop up corporate profit and encouraged the lust for money and power. An overview of data on cancer and vaccine sciences, the status of Americans’ health, a survey of repeated failed projects, economic toxicity, and heavy drug consumption or addiction among young and old provide compelling evidence that in the twentieth century nearly all classic disease categories (congenital, inheritance, neonatal, or induced) shifted to increase induced diseases. Examples of this deceptology in ignoring or minimizing, and mocking fundamental discoveries and theories in cancer and vaccine sciences are attacks on research showing that (a), effective immunity is responsible for defending and killing pathogens and defective cancerous cells, correcting and repairing genetic mutations; (b) viruses cause cancer; and (c), abnormal gene mutations are often the consequences of (and secondary to) disturbances in effective immunity …


The loss of too many lives and numerous polio vaccine injuries resulted in lawsuits against NIH and DHHS and resignation of directors of NIH and DHHS, constituting little more than a slap on the hand!.1 Despite this record, the power of the medical establishment over exclusive decision-making and over public health in general increased to its current scary level. In the last few decades induction of several infective respiratory diseases such as Swine flu, SARS or MERS, Zika, and the current pandemic on coronavirus (Covid- 19) that resulted in global lockdown, the crash of the economy, scare tactics and heavy publicity, debates, controversies for masking, treating and marketing vaccines on a global scale that are parroted by major media have created serious scientific/medical and legal concerns about future of public health internationally81, 83, 86, 87 (manuscript in preparation). 

Now the journal is retracting the December 2020 paper — but not, it seems, any of Khatami’s other work. Per the retraction notice

The following article from Clinical and Translational Medicine, “Deceptology in cancer and vaccine sciences: Seeds of immune destruction-mini electric shocks in mitochondria: Neuroplasticity electrobiology of response profiles and increased induced diseases in four generations—A hypothesis” by Khatami M, published online on December 19, 2020 in Wiley Online Library (, has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor-in-Chief, Xiangdong Wang, and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. The retraction has been published because of serious concerns about the quality of the content presented in the article.

Khatami, who did not respond to a request for comment, has published several other articles in CTM, including a 2016 commentary titled “Safety concerns and hidden agenda behind HPV vaccines: another generation of drug-dependent society?,” and a 2018 perspectives piece, with a co-author in Osaka, Japan, titled “Analyses of repeated failures in cancer therapy for solid tumors: poor tumor-selective drug delivery, low therapeutic efficacy and unsustainable costs.”

We asked Wiley why the journal retracted one of Khatami’s papers but not the one that was subject to the initial complaint, and why it published another article by her while it was putatively  investigating her work. A spokesperson for the company forwarded us the following statement from Xiangdong Wang, the editor-in-chief of CTM

We’re looking at the second article by the same author, “Cancer; an induced disease of twentieth century! Induction of tolerance, increased entropy and ‘Dark Energy’: loss of biorhythms (Anabolism v. Catabolism),” which published on July 2, 2018 in Clinical and Translational Medicine. We are not able to provide any further details during active investigations.

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2 thoughts on “Paper by former NIH researcher alleging ‘Ponzi schemes’ by government, pharma retracted”

  1. A bright 6th-graded could recognize these articles as utter gibberish. One is forced to conclude that this journal is a complete joke.

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