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November 2023
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Neuroscientist has two papers retracted, three corrected

by  /  2 November 2023

Five studies of Alzheimer’s disease or traumatic brain injury, all led by Gary Dunbar at Central Michigan University, have some form of image duplication.

October 2023
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Nobel laureate’s study earns expression of concern over data integrity issues

by  /  19 October 2023

Data sleuths have flagged apparent errors in the study, which was led by neuroscientist Thomas Südhof.

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Article defending private-equity involvement in autism services retracted

by ,  /  19 October 2023

Nearly two-thirds of the article’s references appear to not exist.

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Raising the bar for stem cell research: Q&A with Jack Mosher

by  /  10 October 2023

New quality benchmarks for basic research involving stem cells promise to improve rigor and reproducibility, says Mosher, who helped develop the standards.

August 2023
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Co-director of closed psychotherapy clinic retires amid retractions

by  /  23 August 2023

A dozen papers have been retracted so far, and six more are planned.

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Concerns raised over autism prediction paper

by  /  11 August 2023

The paper was published in a journal that shut down after being overrun by paper mills.

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Autism in Adulthood gets its first impact factor

by  /  4 August 2023

The 4-year-old journal focuses on research that aims to improve the lives of autistic adults.

July 2023
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Exclusive: Shake-up at top psychiatric institute following suicide in clinical trial

by  /  31 July 2023

The New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City is undergoing an audit and a change in leadership following a suicide that occurred during one of its clinical trials.

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‘Troublesome pattern’: More papers from heads of shuttered clinic under investigation

by  /  28 July 2023

A total of 17 studies have already been retracted or are slated for retraction over issues with participant consent.

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The story of autism research in Australia: A conversation with Cheryl Dissanayake

by  /  25 July 2023

With the help of a generous benefactor, autism research in Australia is gathering critical mass.