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I found this information in the 20 January, 2012 issue of Science on
p. 271. After a 3 year investigation that has come to a close by the
University of Connecticut Health center in Farmington, on January 11
the school alleged that Dipak Das is guilty of 145 counts of
falsification and fabrication data. The university sent a 60000 page
report to the federal Office of Research Integrity The university has
also declined to accept $US 890000 in federal funding for Das.

Das worked with resveratrol found in red wine, and dozens of papers
co-authored by Das assert that resveratrol protects the heart. The
university has begun dismissal proceedings. Das is of Indian descent
and claims that racism is behind the allegations.

I do not follow the technical literature concerning this field of
research, so I have no opinion about the merits of the long report or,
if it happens to be true, how the view of resveratrol and red wine as
a heart protector will be changed. I do know that I am not going to
read a 60000 page report, even if it is available.

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On Jan 28, 5:57*am, cwdjrxyz wrote:
I found this information in the 20 January, 2012 issue of Science on
p. 271. After a 3 year investigation that has come to a close by the
University of Connecticut Health center in Farmington, on January 11
the school alleged that Dipak Das is guilty of 145 counts of
falsification and fabrication data. The university sent a 60000 page
report to the federal Office of Research Integrity The university has
also declined to accept $US 890000 in federal funding for Das.

Das worked with resveratrol *found in red wine, and dozens of papers
co-authored by Das assert that resveratrol protects the heart. The
university has begun dismissal proceedings. Das is of Indian descent
and claims that racism is behind the allegations.

I do not follow the technical literature concerning this field of
research, so I have no opinion about the merits of the long report or,
if it happens to be true, how the view of resveratrol and red wine as
a heart protector will be changed. I do know that I am not going to
read a 60000 page report, even if it is available.


This was not good news for the field. The data was obviously
fabricated as you really can't match up the results with the data
presented.
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cwdjrxyz wrote:
I found this information in the 20 January, 2012 issue of Science on
p. 271. After a 3 year investigation that has come to a close by the
University of Connecticut Health center in Farmington, on January 11
the school alleged that Dipak Das is guilty of 145 counts of
falsification and fabrication data. The university sent a 60000 page
report to the federal Office of Research Integrity The university has
also declined to accept $US 890000 in federal funding for Das.

Das worked with resveratrol found in red wine, and dozens of papers
co-authored by Das assert that resveratrol protects the heart. The
university has begun dismissal proceedings. Das is of Indian descent
and claims that racism is behind the allegations.

I do not follow the technical literature concerning this field of
research, so I have no opinion about the merits of the long report or,
if it happens to be true, how the view of resveratrol and red wine as
a heart protector will be changed. I do know that I am not going to
read a 60000 page report, even if it is available.


As a fellow resveratrol researcher, I can add the following comments.
The biggest name in the field, David Sinclair of Harvard Medical, when
asked to comment on the scandal, responded that he'd never heard of Das.
This is indicative of his niche status within the field. His data,
now completely discredited, bore on the role of resveratrol in
preventing heart disease. OTOH, the role of resveratrol in combating
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer and diabetes has not, to my knowledge,
been in the least affected. Parenthetically, Dr. Sinclair's famous
results showing that resveratrol increased the activity of SirT1, an
enzyme implicated in life extension, has been shown to be artifactual,
too (but not fraudulent).

Mark Lipton
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cwdjrxyz wrote:
I found this information in the 20 January, 2012 issue of Science on
p. 271. After a 3 year investigation that has come to a close by the
University of Connecticut Health center in Farmington, on January 11
the school alleged that Dipak Das is guilty of 145 counts of
falsification and fabrication data. The university sent a 60000 page
report to the federal Office of Research Integrity The university has
also declined to accept $US 890000 in federal funding for Das.

Das worked with resveratrol found in red wine, and dozens of papers
co-authored by Das assert that resveratrol protects the heart. The
university has begun dismissal proceedings. Das is of Indian descent
and claims that racism is behind the allegations.

I do not follow the technical literature concerning this field of
research, so I have no opinion about the merits of the long report or,
if it happens to be true, how the view of resveratrol and red wine as
a heart protector will be changed. I do know that I am not going to
read a 60000 page report, even if it is available.


As a fellow resveratrol researcher, I can add the following comments.
The biggest name in the field, David Sinclair of Harvard Medical, when
asked to comment on the scandal, responded that he'd never heard of Das.
This is indicative of his niche status within the field. His data,
now completely discredited, bore on the role of resveratrol in
preventing heart disease. OTOH, the role of resveratrol in combating
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer and diabetes has not, to my knowledge,
been in the least affected. Parenthetically, Dr. Sinclair's famous
results showing that resveratrol increased the activity of SirT1, an
enzyme implicated in life extension, has been shown to be artifactual,
too (but not fraudulent).

Mark Lipton
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cwdjrxyz wrote:

I found this information in the 20 January, 2012 issue of Science on
p. 271. After a 3 year investigation that has come to a close by the
University of Connecticut Health center in Farmington, on January 11
the school alleged that Dipak Das is guilty of 145 counts of
falsification and fabrication data. The university sent a 60000 page
report to the federal Office of Research Integrity The university has
also declined to accept $US 890000 in federal funding for Das.

Das worked with resveratrol found in red wine, and dozens of papers
co-authored by Das assert that resveratrol protects the heart. The
university has begun dismissal proceedings. Das is of Indian descent
and claims that racism is behind the allegations.

I do not follow the technical literature concerning this field of
research, so I have no opinion about the merits of the long report or,
if it happens to be true, how the view of resveratrol and red wine as
a heart protector will be changed. I do know that I am not going to
read a 60000 page report, even if it is available.


*
This is one paper by one researcher. It has allegedly false results.

Read the hundreds of other papers, especially those that appear in
"PubMed", the publication arm of the National Library of Medicine of the
National Institutes of Health.

PubMed papers are generally reliable.

This reference will give you about 100+ papers on the subject:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...&dbFrom=PubMed
&from_uid=14744787

earle
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