• Plagiarism

    Three Errors: Experimental, Presentation and Fabrication.

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinGoogle+TwitterPrintemailIn the figure below, author unknowingly and intentionally made the mistakes. Here we are providing you with an opportunity to search for these errors and share through mail at post@vigilantscientist.com or as comments to the post. Providing accurate answers to this and upcoming quiz based posts (2-3 posts) you can win a surprise gift. First announcement for the winner of the gift will be made on 30th November 2018. Fun and Learn 3

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism,  Quality research

    A detailed story of the moving larvae …

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinGoogle+TwitterPrintemailIn our earlier post, we found that same larvae has been planned to move for another photograph. close examination of the photographs reveals that only a single photograph has been taken and second photograph has been used as cropped version. We mailed author  to explain this incidence, but did not get any replies. Hence we are providing a link to the article. http://10.1016/j.jinsphys.2008.12.005 In the article, author aimed to Silence acetylcholinesterase gene of Helicoverpa armigera by feeding siRNA supplemented in an artificial diet and reports that siRNA affects the larval growth and its life cycle. As we mentioned earlier, first photograph is to check the lethal dose of AChE-siRNA on larval growth. …

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism

    Twist, Flip, Shift; Ready to publish.

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinGoogle+TwitterPrintemailEarlier we identified that gene is missing in a PCR reaction and Southern experiment of the Rice transgenics. This is the content of an article under DOI (Could be enquired through mail at admin@vigilantscientist.com) Interaction with authors revealed that, a critical piece of information (about cloning and restriction digestion strategy in pCAMBIA, primer sequences for PCR and cloning, complete Southern blot figure) is missing in the article. Keeping it aside, we found that article is not carrying a single labeling error, but contains a smartly fabricated photograph which is very unique and new to our posts. In same article, author gave two different stress treatments i.e. Salt and Methylglyoxal (MG)…

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism

    One Picture; Many Papers i.e. JNU & ICGEB

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinGoogle+TwitterPrintemailFrom the producer of our story Antar Dhundo, we found that there is not a single event for image manipulation in the article. The follow-up studies have the usage of the same photographs again and again. From the below-given panels (4 different panels) you can see how the same figures have been used in 3 different articles. Institutions of national reputation like JNU and ICGEB are enjoying huge funding to carry out these studies from DBT, DST, CSIR etc. http://10.1099/mic.0.019869-0http://10.1074/jbc.m110.111021http://10.4161/psb.6.5.15106 4

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism

    Samanta Dhundo…. Find for the similars

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinGoogle+TwitterPrintemailDear Friends, Today’s story is exactly opposite the Antar Dhundo story. Here we have to find for the similars. Find for the similars Each lane contain different samples of glycine max (either roots or leaves under salt stress condition) and a semi-q-RT-PCR reaction was performed using different pairs of primers corresponding to the genes highlighted in front of the rows. In this figure a few (3-4) lanes of 7 samples each are similar. Article is produced from India and China in collaboration. Let’s see how many you can highlight. 7

  • Plagiarism

    Author might have made the changes in band intensities.

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinGoogle+TwitterPrintemail In this post, we are sharing the possible reason how the changes occured in the two photographs before and after publishing. Till the article was in press, article contained Panel 1. In Panel 1, similar colour square boxes are the clones of bands. Like, bands in Red are identical, Green are identical; and Blue are identical to each other. How this could happen that bands are cloned in a Northern blot? Only author knows better. At the time of publishing, press might have asked author, for a better quality of photograph, so as it comes up in printable media as shown on the computer screen. On this, author…

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism

    Poor mouse.. again a culprit

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinGoogle+TwitterPrintemail From 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.