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  • BioEdge: Leading stem cell surgeon accused of ‘scientific misconduct’
    to three patients But the post operative reality was different Two of the patients have died and the third has been hospitalized in intensive care for nearly three years The investigation was prompted by doctors caring for the patients who found that their condition was not nearly as good as Dr Macchiarini described in his publications According to the investigator the surgeon omitted some data and also fabricated or falsified some data regarding the postoperative state of patients The report is not yet available in English but should be released soon Consult Retraction Watch for further developments MORE ON THESE TOPICS clinical ethics scientific misconduct stem cell research This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/leading-stem-cell-surgeon-accused-of-scientific-misconduct/11451 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    death will be very difficult say US neurologists Should medicine leave the gold standard of randomized trials Michael Cook 18 April 2015 Comments tags clinical ethics clinical trials randomized clinical trials Is it an example of medical monotheism Nasal growth found on woman s back after stem cell treatment Xavier Symons 18 July 2014 Comments tags clinical ethics clinical trials stem cells A Portuguese stem cell trial gone wrong has resulted in a woman developing a nasal growth on her back Seventh revision of Declaration of Helsinki published Michael Cook 07 December 2013 Comments tags clinical ethics research ethics Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Helsinki the benchmark for ethical medical research on subjects Dangerous experiment in foetal engineering alleged Michael Cook 11 August 2012 Comments tags clinical ethics informed consent research ethics A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail troubling off label prescription in the US on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/clinical+ethics (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Stem-cell apologies multiply with admission from Nobel Prize winner
    the university finding no problem with the paper s conclusions Dr Yamanaka admitted he was unable to reproduce the lab records that would support the validity of the image The data belonged to a co author of the paper who was unable to locate it I would like to express remorse from my heart and apologize he said in a press conference The apology comes in the wake of the resignation of two senior academics from Japan s prestigious Riken institute after the use of inauthentic images in major research papers MORE ON THESE TOPICS research ethics stem cell research This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST READ Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/stem_cell_apologies_multiply_with_admission_from_nobel_prize_winner/10942 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    calls upon the public to treat researchers who experiment on animals with contempt Concern in UK over new medical experimentation bill Xavier Symons 02 May 2014 Comments tags end of life research ethics Experts are seriously alarmed at a new clinical experimentation bill due to go before the UK parliament The bill is intended to protect doctors from negligence claims if they chose to experiment with new treatments on dying patients Stem cell apologies multiply with admission from Nobel Prize winner Xavier Symons 02 May 2014 Comments tags research ethics stem cell research Nobel prize winner Shinya Yamanaka has apologized for failing to archive lab data after allegations that he doctored a photo in a 2000 paper Stem cell debacle déjà vu Michael Cook 06 April 2014 Comments tags research ethics research misconduct stem cell ethics stem cells Once again a promising method comes unstuck after allegations of scientific misconduct More stem cell fraud allegations why Michael Cook 05 April 2014 Comments tags peer review research ethics stem cells How could a 30 year old junior researcher at a leading institute report incredible results in the world s leading science journal despite dubious data What are the problems with peer review Michael Cook 05 April 2014 Comments tags peer review research ethics Here is a quick and helpful video overview of concerns with the peer review process The tragedy of the lobotomized GIs Michael Cook 14 December 2013 Comments tags informed consent lobotomy research ethics Sometimes it s good to remind yourself that bioethicists are good guys to have around if your doctor is thinking about using you as a guinea pig for a novel medical treatment For instance they would have been useful after World War II when doctors in the US Veterans Administration lobotomized at least 1 900

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/research+ethics (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: EU petition could derail human embryo research
    gathers at least 1 million signatures from at least seven countries the European Commission must consider legislation There is no guarantee that the EU will pass a law but a successful petition will place considerable pressure on the politicians The organisers hope that their momentum will convince the EU that many of its citizens have firm pro life views Even if no ban on embryo research results the experience of the campaign will be useful for future initiatives It states The human embryo deserves respect to its dignity and integrity This is enounced by the ECJ in the Brüstle case which defines the human embryo as the beginning of the development of the human being the EU should establish a ban and end the financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos in particular in the areas of research development aid and public health MORE ON THESE TOPICS European Union stem cell research This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/eu_petition_could_derail_human_embryo_research/10742 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Academics spar over non-embryonic stem cell research
    year began the first human trial of a VSEL preparation aiming to treat 60 people who have severe angina However four successive studies have failed to find the cells with the properties that Ratajczak described The latest study published by Stanford University academics in Stem Cell Reports is said to signal the death knell for the theory In this study researchers replicated Ratajczak s method but found no indication of pluripotency The lead author Irving Weismann believes the alleged VSELs are simply cell debris and fragments from dying cells Wiessman gave an interview to Nature Magazine dismissing VSELs His comments were echoed in a similar interview with German academic Rüdiger Alt who published a study with the same findings last year Ratajczak hit back in his own interview with Nature claiming Weissman did not use the right techniques Weissman has never visited my lab to witness exactly how we carry out the method he says Russell Taichman of University of Michigan Ann Arbor defended Ratajczak I don t see the controversy we have seen bone grow from VSELs in mice The controversy was even reported on NBC with an op ed by bioethicist Arthur Caplan Caplan hit out at the Vatican which made a US 1 million donation to Ratajczak s research in 2011 when the power of religion is used to cheer for a particular research strategy not because of evidence but because of morality that creates a huge potential for trouble MORE ON THESE TOPICS stem cell research This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/academics_spar_over_non_embryonic_stem_cell_research/10625 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: US stem cell scientist punished for fraud
    were serious even egregious I take responsibility for these mistakes and I understand that there are and should be some degree of consequence I am a professional well trained individual and more should be expected of me That being said more should be expected of all of us the system as a whole shouldn t it Errors in scientific data that make their way into publications do so as a dysfunction of not only one person but as a result of a dysfunctional system She even warned her readers that worse things might be happening How and or why do errors remain unchecked and end up bearing their ugly heads in scientific publications slipping past the fastidiousness of superiors and other multiple check points This happens more often than it should probably more often then we know or care to admit and depending on how you dice the numbers may potentially be on the rise Science Insider Aug 30 MORE ON THESE TOPICS research ethics research fraud stem cell research This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/us_stem_cell_scientist_punished_for_fraud/10222 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Japan research fraud stem cells Another stem cell fraud this time in Japan Misconduct plague tarnishes life sciences Michael Cook 06 October 2012 Comments tags research ethics research fraud research misconduct The prestige of science is endangered by the growing incidence of fraud and misconduct in research US stem cell scientist punished for fraud Michael Cook 07 September 2012 Comments tags research ethics research fraud stem cell research Stem cell research fraud continues though not as spectacularly as in the lab of disgraced South Korean Hwang Woo suk A Harvard University researcher Shane Mayack was recently disciplined by the Office of Research Integrity ORI of the Department of Health and Human Services for using images from other publications as her own Research fraud troubles UK scientists Michael Cook 27 January 2012 Comments tags research fraud UK Dishonesty is common and institutionalized in medicine and medical research says a UK cardiologist Peter Wilsmhurst who has spent years trying to expose research misconduct and has reported more than 20 doctors to the General Medical Council Dutch Lord of the Data forged dozens of studies report Jared Yee 04 November 2011 Comments tags Netherlands research research fraud social priming social psychology A leading Dutch social psychologist fabricated or manipulated information in dozens of research papers over almost a decade an investigation has concluded Scientists credited on ghostwritten research should be charged with fraud Jared Yee 12 August 2011 Comments tags research research fraud research misconduct Doctors and scientists who add their names to medical articles they have not written should be charged with professional misconduct and fraud Canadian legal experts say But has it been peer reviewed Michael Cook 30 July 2011 Comments tags peer review research fraud A peer reviewed study is commonly regarded as the gold standard for truth and trustworthiness

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/research+fraud (2016-02-18)
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