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Scientist who faked AIDS research indicted
Des Moines Register [IA], by Grant Rodgers

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Posted By:DaddyO, 6/20/2014 9:14:08 PM

A former Iowa State University scientist who admitted faking lab results to obtain millions in grant money for AIDS research has been charged with four felony counts of making false statements, an indictment filed in federal court shows. Dr. Dong Pyou Han left his job as an assistant professor and a laboratory manager at the university last year after admitting that he spiked rabbit blood with human antibodies that made it appear the animals´ immune systems were reacting to an AIDS vaccine being tested. In reality, the vaccine was having little effect, according to Han´s indictment. Before the fraud was

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Michael Mann? Hockey stick graph?

Over $2 billion in US grants for climate change grant research money.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 6/20/2014 9:21:47 PM     (No. 9894122)

Tip of the iceberg, so to speak...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GO3, 6/20/2014 11:03:17 PM     (No. 9894188)

#1, yup, couldn´t agree more. The most politicized disease in history may be facing a huge challenge much like the debunking of the global warming myth.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bison65, 6/21/2014 12:59:12 AM     (No. 9894260)

Could "climate scientists"who faked data be indicted. Penn State´s Michael Mann, Jim Hansen formerly of NASA, and East Anglia´s Phil Jones should be high up on the list with fake hockey sticks, hiding the decline of temperatures, hiding data, and conspiring to prevent scientists with contrary ideas from being published. Then their is the political scientist Al Gore who has made hundreds of millions of dollars on this scheme.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: anonymous, 6/21/2014 2:01:45 AM     (No. 9894278)

Vast amounts of funds are directed towards research that produces results. If the results are negative, it affects the future of the funding, which can lead to job losses. Research is spun to produce a favorable narrative and there is even outright faking as this article indicates.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 6/21/2014 3:23:00 AM     (No. 9894303)

Having spent most of my life in the research racket, it´s my impression that the majority of published research, while not exactly faked as blatantly as in this case, has been, shall we say "optimized" by data-trimming, selective reporting, and the creative use of statistics. The pressure to produce positive, publishable results is overwhelming, and many, if not most researchers succumb to some degree. The federal granting system, and universities´ dependence on that income to pay the lavish salaries of their faculties, has completely corrupted the field of academic research.

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