Weekend reads: A bizarre turn in a plagiarism case; lessons of the ‘replication crisis’; special issues redux

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One thought on “Weekend reads: A bizarre turn in a plagiarism case; lessons of the ‘replication crisis’; special issues redux”

  1. Apparently, neither the peer reviewers nor the editors of this journal noticed that “there is no cell line named IM-9I.”
    The authors of three other papers were also convinced that “IM-9I” is a cell-line of human lymphocytes. The third one is definitely a product of a papermill. I haven’t checked the first two.
    Long Noncoding RNA SNHG12 Indicates the Prognosis and Accelerates Tumorigenesis of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Through Sponging microR-195 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7305849/).
    MicroRNA-383-5p predicts favorable prognosis and inhibits the progression of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8114474/)
    The effects of the long non-coding RNA MALAT-1 regulated autophagy-related signaling pathway on chemotherapy resistance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
    (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28292022/)

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