29 Aug 2012 | 18:31 BST | Posted by Brendan Maher | Category: Biology & Biotechnology
The same flow cytometry data plots were re-used in two different papers by Shane Mayack but with different parameters on each axis.
Mayack, S. R., Shadrach, J. L., Kim, F. S. & Wagers, A. J. Nature 463, 495–500 (2010); Mayack, S. R. & Wagers, A. J. Blood 112, 519–531 (2008).
Shane Mayack, a former postdoctoral researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, engaged in research misconduct by duplicating figures in a pair of publications and poaching figures from other sources, according to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI), which investigates fraud in federally funded research. The misconduct decision, noted yesterday in the Federal Register, concludes an investigation into the scientist’s work, which included two papers that were retracted during the past two years, one from this journal.