Investigation into papers with problematic images complete, report submitted: CSIR director-general 

An independent committee formed by CSIR in early June 2019 to investigate into image duplication and/or manipulation in published papers has submitted its report to CSIR Director-General Dr. Shekhar Mande. The report will be sent to the directors of four-five CSIR labs, which were investigated, for necessary action. An independent committee that was formed in … Continue reading Investigation into papers with problematic images complete, report submitted: CSIR director-general 

Rheumatoid arthritis: CDRI’s peptide effective in preventing cartilage destruction

CDRI researchers have used a specific fragment of a protein secreted by the parasitic worm liver fluke to protect the cartilage of joints from being destroyed, thus preventing rheumatoid arthritis from progressing. The peptide does not cause a wholesale suppression of the immune system. A specific fragment of a protein secreted by the parasitic worm … Continue reading Rheumatoid arthritis: CDRI’s peptide effective in preventing cartilage destruction

CSIR-CDRI scientists take steps to correct mistakes in images

On June 6, two days after the report on image duplication in papers by CSIR-CDRI scientists was published, the director has instructed them to either send the correct image to the journal and get an erratum published or retract the paper if the mistake has an impact on the conclusion or if the mistake has … Continue reading CSIR-CDRI scientists take steps to correct mistakes in images

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute has 33 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

Papers published with manipulated and duplicated images seem to be a problem not just with CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research. With 33 papers with similar problems, the CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute is only a few shades better than CSIR-IITR. The good news is that there are several scientists from CSIR-CDRI with no record on Pubpeer, … Continue reading CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute has 33 papers with manipulated, duplicated images