• Fabrication,  Publishing Error,  Quality research

    Article in press! Figure Altered! Published Differently. Reason for Antar Dhundo..

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailYou might have enjoyed our post “Antar Dhundo“, as it contains two panels 1 and 2, which are almost similar with a few differences, which we asked you to identify. You will be amazed to know that two panels are for “Northern blots” of RNA isolated from different samples harvested under two variables i.e. salt concentration and days after salt stress (A-E). These photographs had been published in the same journal from the same contributors in, two versions as described below; Versions of this article developed as 1 no. panel was made available when the article was “in press” and published online on 17-05-2010  and 2 no. panel was…

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism

    Poor mouse.. again a culprit

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailFrom the earlier incidence, we followed the author and found that it’s not a single case of image duplication in an experiment to treat diabetes. Another study published in Nature Scientific Reports also have the clear effects of image duplication. Again the mouse has been utilized as a system to investigate the effect of various diabetes modulating drugs but tested has been conducted on the same mouse again and again. This image also has the repetitive image from Killing Diabetes or Mouse which will be followed up in next post.

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication

    Bacterial assays are moving …..

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailIn an importance screening assay, the same bacterial species is serving as one at a time and as other, next time. This is from supplemental information which we usually not check if we are not into the experiment or not following the studies. Most of these studies are served as “stand-alone papers” and get citations by “citation cartel”. Please go through figure and comment in the box.

  • Fabrication,  Mislabeled,  Patent Technology,  Quality research,  Science Education

    Does N-Terminal tag impound any impact on transgene expression enhancement? As claimed!

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailFor a patent, claim is adding N-terminal tag enhances protein expression. But the smear and other bands present in 2-4 no lanes indicate that in lane 1 less amount of over-expressed protein has been checked. If the N-tag is making a difference for the over-expressed protein then other proteins should remain same in all lanes.What do you interpret and think from such a SDS gel, which is submitted as a patentable technology?http://nabi.res.in/frontend/web/pdf/achievements/AnexpressionVector.pdf 3

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication

    Killing Diabetes or Mouse ?

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailThe author used different formulations of silver nanoparticles and bamboo cellulose crystals to heal up the wound on mouse skin surface. In such an experiment, it is obligatory that different mouse should be used to treat with different formulations made. This is to ensure the impact of any formulation on the wound healing or combating with the disease. However, the author has chosen the same mouse again and again to check the effect of different formulations. Like Yellow and blue color enclosed photographs indicate the same mouse used to treat with different formulations i.e. UC, DH-CNCs, BB-CNCs treatment for one and Bet and AgNPs for another mouse. Similar is the case…