Judge: Scripps scientist told lies

JUPITER — A Scripps Florida cancer researcher has been barred from receiving federal research grants for three years because, investigators say, he published bogus data in scientific journals before he joined Scripps.

Philippe Bois, 40, an assistant professor in the department of cancer biology at Scripps Florida, “knowingly and intentionally falsified data” that appeared in articles in 2005 in The Journal of Cell Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity said last week .

“In publishing incomplete and inaccurate articles, Respondent Bois committed serious scientific misconduct,” Administrative Law Judge Carolyn Cozad Hughes wrote in a May decision.

A finding of research misconduct can lead to disciplinary action by a scientist’s employer and suspension of federal grants, NIH said. Scripps wouldn’t say whether any action has been taken against Bois.

Source: Palm Beach Post, read full article here

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