Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scientific Misconduct at Mayo Clinic

Since 2002 several published scientific papers regarding dendritic cells from the Mayo Clinic have been published with promising hope for anti-cancer treatments. This year, however, dozens of those papers had to be retracted due to fraudulent scientific studies. Even more, a clinical trial in attempts to commercialize on these published discoveries had to be discontinued.

The scientific misconduct occurred in Dr. Larry Pease's lab where molecular immunology research was performed. It has been alleged that a scientist, Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan in Pease's lab has falsified data. Dr. Radhakrishnan denies any wrong doing.

The question remains, however, how can 8 years of continuous research go forward without finding the falsified data and the problem sooner?

More details are needed regarding getting to the facts of this story to really find out what has happened.

Here are links to some details:

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