• Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism

    Twist, Flip, Shift; Ready to publish.

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailEarlier 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

    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.

  • Honest error

    Bands are feeling very crowded..Space not available for others

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailOur first post on western blotting. Here we observed that there is not enough space available to accommodate 2 more bands (in lane 1 and 3), if they were present after IPTG induction. Because, if we consider, that bands appeared in lane no. 2 and 4 are normal than the space for lane 1 and 3 is not enough to accommodate any band. This is the published work from the same author for whom we published our earlier post Killing Diabetes or mouse. Share your views.. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813017305664?via%3Dihub