Plagiarism happens in student work and in formal publications by leading scholars. For example:
Dr. Andrew Wakefield published a highly controversial article in a 1995 issue of the Lancet linking the MMR vaccine to autism.
He was found guilty of research dishonesty, had publications related to the scandal retracted by the journals, and barred from practicing medicine by the UK General Medicine Council.
Fallout from this article has continued to affect the lives of individuals in the United States & world-wide.
More information about the controversy can be found HERE (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136032/), HERE (speakingofresearch.com/2019/04/23/celebrating-world-vaccination-week-pt-2-the-mmr-andrew-wakefield-scandal/), & HERE (www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/05/measles-vaccine-doesnt-cause-autism-says-new-decade-long-study-half-million-people/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c0c1f4156ffc).
Dr. Poehlman falsified years' worth of scientific study data, had it published, and was then discovered.
He was criminally prosecuted and may no longer receive public grant money to do research.
More information about the controversy can be found HERE (http://ori.hhs.gov/press-release-poehlman), HERE (www.nytimes.com/2006/10/22/magazine/22sciencefraud.html), & HERE (www.nih.gov/news-events/grantee-misconduct-dr-eric-t-poehlman).
Haruko Obokata published two papers in Nature magazine about her work on STAP cells, but subsequently her results were unreproducible.
The New Yorker reported that, “in a section of her thesis about the characteristics of stem cells, Obokata had cut and pasted long passages from the National Institutes of Health Web site” (Goodyear, 2016).
She was stripped of her doctorate degree.
More information about the controversy can be found HERE (www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/29/the-stem-cell-scandal), HERE (blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/12/19/timeline-the-rise-and-fall-of-haruko-obokata-in-2014/), & HERE (www.bbc.com/news/health-30534674).
Brian Wansink committed academic misconduct in his research and scholarship.
He misreported research data, had problematic statistical techniques, and failed to properly document and preserve research results.
Cornell University removed him from all research and teaching duties, he subsequently resigned his position.
More information about the controversy can be found HERE (www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/20/brian-wansink-cornell-nutrition-prof-resigns/), HERE (www.outsideonline.com/2356091/brian-wansink-cornell-food-science), & HERE (www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/9/19/17879102/brian-wansink-cornell-food-brand-lab-retractions-jama).
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