09 Oct '11, 3am

NUS prof investigated for research fraud #Singapore

An anonymous tip-off has led to a former National University of Singapore (NUS) professor being investigated for creating false research data. According to The Sunday Times , Dr Alirio Melendez, an immunology researcher, had published two papers in top journals about breakthroughs leading to better treatments of generalised blood infections called sepsis. But NUS and the other universities involved in the research are retracting these papers. One of them, an immunology article published in Nature , has been retracted following irregularities identified in some figures in the paper, according to the journal. In addition, "serious questions have been raised about the validity of findings" in the other paper, published in Science , and it will be retracted soon. Dr Melendez was the corresponding author in both papers, which means he led the research efforts and acted as guara...

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