Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has seven more papers with manipulated images

Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata has seven more papers with problematic images — manipulation and/or duplication. These papers have been listed on Pubpeer. With this, there are 35 problematic papers by Dr. Mandal. The number of papers by Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian … Continue reading Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has seven more papers with manipulated images

Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology admits to ‘unintentional mistakes’; Nine more papers listed on Pubpeer

Dr. Chitra Mandal of CSIR-IICB has admitted to “unintentional mistakes” in her papers. Dr. Elisabeth M. Bik and another person have identified additional nine papers with image manipulation and/or duplication. With this the total number of papers with problematic images stands at 28. The last word has not been said yet. There important things happened … Continue reading Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology admits to ‘unintentional mistakes’; Nine more papers listed on Pubpeer

19 papers of Chitra Mandal from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology have duplicated images

Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, has 19 papers listed on Pubpeer for image manipulation and/or duplication. She is the corresponding author in 17 papers. All the problematic images were double-checked by an independent expert. All the papers of Dr. Mandal that have been listed on … Continue reading 19 papers of Chitra Mandal from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology have duplicated images

Kolkata researchers use novel compound to kill cancer cells

Twenty-five quinoline derivatives synthesised by IICB researchers and tested in the lab by IACS team show potent anticancer activity. The mode of action is the same for current drugs and the compounds tested. The difference is that topoisomerase 1-DNA complexes remain trapped for a longer time when the compounds are used and so have greater … Continue reading Kolkata researchers use novel compound to kill cancer cells

IICB team deciphers the molecular mechanism of stress-induced gastric ulcer

Researchers at Kolkata’s IICB have for the first time identified the molecular mechanism by which acute mental stress affects the stomach causing gastric ulcer or stress-related mucosal disease. Since acute mental stress damages the mitochondria of the stomach causing tissue injury and haemorrhage, two drugs that target the mitochondria were able to prevent damage thus avoiding … Continue reading IICB team deciphers the molecular mechanism of stress-induced gastric ulcer

Kolkata scientists use fungus to remove toxic chromium from tannery waste

The heat dried fungal biomass adsorbs toxic hexavalent chromium from untreated tannery waste and converts it into non-toxic trivalent chromium thus solving the problem of disposing toxic chromium waste. Removing hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] from industrial effluents, particularly untreated tannery waste, will become easier and more efficient, thanks to the work by a team of researchers from … Continue reading Kolkata scientists use fungus to remove toxic chromium from tannery waste