Here we go again, more flawed data except this time it’s on the side of research and not on the the consumer side of aggregated data. The research was very popular as of course it talks about the benefits of red wine and Resveratrol. Even back in 2009 Dr. Oz and Oprah went after the Anti-Aging Scammers that were using their names.
There’s a lot of flawed data out there whether it is created or gets put in place with aggregating data that is either erroneously input or combined with other data and this is an awareness warning for all. I go after the flawed data that haunts consumers all the time with data mining and actually we should charge and license those folks who sell this data as much of it mined from the web is erroneous and yet we are grilled at the stake over those assuming all is accurate. Hershey even jumped on the bandwagon back in 2008 with saying chocolate was healthy with the resveratrol compound.
This is a good audio broadcast to listen to as Professor Siefe from NYU explains some of how the research and journals gets fabricated with marketing fogging up the horizon all the time. BD
“Numbers Don’t Lie, But People Do”–Radio Interview from Charles Siefe–Journalists Take Note, He Addresses How Marketing And Bogus Statistics Are Sources of Problems That Mislead the Public & Government
There’s a ton of healthcare addressed here.
The University of Connecticut, in what clearly seems like an attempt to get ahead of damaging news, has announced an “extensive” investigation into research misconduct involving one of its scientists, Dipak K. Das.
According to a press release, the university has notified 11 journals that published Das’ work about the alleged fraud. One area of interest for Das, a government-funded professor of surgery and director of the Cardiovascular Research Center, has been resveratrol, a substance in red wine that has allegedly been linked to improved cardiac health
The abuses in one lab do not reflect the overall performance of the Health Center’s biomedical research enterprise which continues to pursue advances in treatments and cures with the utmost of integrity,” he added. “We demand full compliance with all research standards and policies by our faculty and staff.”
According to the release, the 11 journals where Das may have published fabricated data are:
American Journal of Physiology – Heart & Circulatory
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Cellular Physiology & Biochemistry
Free Radical Biology
Free Radical Research
Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Journal of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Molecular & Cellular Cardiology
Molecular & Cellular Chemistry