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Ivan Oransky
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Attended New York University School Of Medicine
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Former University of Tokyo researcher Shigeaki Kato has notched his 26th, 27th, and 28th retractions, all in Nature Cell Biology. The three papers have been cited a total of 677 times. Here’s the notice for “DEAD-box RNA helicase subunits of the Drosha…
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A researcher in Australia who has had several papers retracted following an investigation by her former employer is now facing fraud and other charges. As The Guardian reports:
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A dentistry journal has retracted a paper after discovering the research was lifted from dissertation work by two people unrelated to the paper authors. Here’s the notice for “Treatment of mandibular angle fracture with a 2 mm, 3-dimensional rectangular…
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Last month, we reported that a Wayne State University cancer researcher had threatened legal action involving post-publication peer review site PubPeer, claiming that he had lost a job offer from the University of Mississippi because of comments on the…
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On Monday, we were first to report that a study of green coffee bean extract for weight loss touted on the Dr. Oz Show had been retracted. That story has been widely picked up by the media, including The Washington Post, which yesterday reported that the…
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But Ivan Oransky, founder of the blog Retraction Watch, says data sharing isn’t enough. The incentive structure in science remains a problem, because there is too much emphasis on getting published in top journals, he said. Science is competitive, funding is hard to get, tenure harder, and so even an honest researcher may wind up stretching the data to fit a publishable conclusion.

“Everything in science is based on publishing a peer-reviewed paper in a high ranking journal. Absolutely everything,” Oransky said. “You want to get a grant, you want to get promoted, you want to get tenure. That’s how you do it. That’s the currency of the realm.”
Scientific-community leaders are pushing for the sharing of data and greater experimental transparency.
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The week at Retraction Watch began with news of a lawsuit against PubPeer commenters. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:
The week at Retraction Watch began with news of a lawsuit against PubPeer commenters. Here's what was happening elsewhere: Sexism in science has been the topic of a lot of discussion this year, but...
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The former director  of the X-ray crystallography lab at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, faked findings in three papers, according to the Office of Research Integrity.…
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The week at Retraction Watch began with the retraction of a paper touted by Dr. Oz. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:
The week at Retraction Watch began with the retraction of a paper touted by Dr. Oz. Here's what was happening elsewhere: "How to Make More Published Research True:" John Ioannidis strikes again. Di...
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Doing the right thing: Authors retract PNAS paper when new experiments show "conclusion was incorrect"

Researchers in Sweden and Australia have retracted a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) after follow-up experiments disproved their conclusions. Here’s the notice for “Dominant suppression of inflammation by…
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  • MedPage Today
    VP, Global Editorial Director, 2013 - present
  • Reuters Health
    Executive Editor, 2009 - 2013
  • Scientific American
    Managing Editor, Online, 2008 - 2009
  • The Scientist
    Deputy Editor, 2002 - 2008
  • Praxis Post
    Editor in Chief, 2000 - 2002
  • Yale School of Medicine
    Intern, 1998 - 1999
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VP and global editorial director, MedPage Today; journalism adjunct, NYU; blogger, Embargo Watch and Retraction Watch; AHCJ treasurer; Zinfandel drinker.
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  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medicine, 1994 - 1998
  • Harvard University
    Biology, 1990 - 1994
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