Weekend reads: Stanford president to resign; untrustworthy clinical trials; ‘cruel and fake’ animal experiments

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Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to more than 300. There are now 41,000 retractions in our database — which powers retraction alerts in EdifixEndNoteLibKeyPapers, and Zotero. The Retraction Watch Hijacked Journal Checker now contains 200 titles. And have you seen our leaderboard of authors with the most retractions lately — or our list of top 10 most highly cited retracted papers?

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One thought on “Weekend reads: Stanford president to resign; untrustworthy clinical trials; ‘cruel and fake’ animal experiments”

  1. “Medicine is plagued by untrustworthy clinical trials. How many studies are faked or flawed?
    Investigations suggest that, in some fields, at least one-quarter of clinical trials might be problematic or even entirely made up, warn some researchers. ”
    That’s a “Nature” article: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02299-w
    Obviously, flawed clinical trials lead to flawed therapies. Whether “Nature” is above the rot is debatable.

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