Towards a Greener Capitol

Greening the Capitol’ Gets Technical Assistance from Berkeley Lab. ‘The House of Representatives of the United States Congress has decided to set an example by reducing its carbon footprint, an announcement which came from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and colleagues on April 19. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) […]

To Prevent Scientific Fraud: Changes in Science Magazine

Special Online Collection: Hwang et al. Controversy – Committee Report, Response, and Background. ‘On December 1, 2006, Science will officially publish, on its Web site, the report of a committee commissioned by the journal to review its practices in the period leading up to the publication of the 2004 and 2005 stem cell papers by […]

Free Access to Article on MCP by Andrew Z. Fire – 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Free article by Nobel Laureate in November MCP.’The monthly journal, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (MCP), has made an article published by Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew Z. Fire available free to the public on its website. The article, which appears in the November issue of the journal, is entitled “A Differential Cytolocalization Assay for Analysis of […]

Hwang: Fraud, Embezzlement and Bioethics Law Violation

Hwang Indicted for Fraud, Embezzlement. ‘Once-famed, now disgraced stem cell pioneer Woo Suk Hwang was indicted today on charges of fraud, embezzlement, and violations of a bioethics law. Five other members of the team have also been indicted – three on fraud charges, one on a bioethics law violation, and one for destroying evidence and […]

The Integrity of the Scientific Literature

Research Misconduct, Retraction, and Cleansing the Medical Literature: Lessons from the Poehlman Case. ‘The scientific literature is a record of the search for truth. Publication of faked data diverts this search. The scientific community has a duty to warn people to ignore an article containing faked data and must try to prevent inadvertent citation of […]