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http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/ntu-fires-professor-wilful-negligence-over-falsified-research-data



Prof Kambadur's LinkedIn profile shows that he obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from PGIMER, or the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, based in Chandigarh, India.



I've nothing against FTs but shouldn't we be more stringent in our background checks?  or do we have such dearth of local talents that we're willing to be lax in our own admission standards? 

i think the government should really wake-up and not accord employment too easily to all manner of "claimed" talents ......  please verify, verify, verify and validate lest we admit all these smooth-talkers especially si chow aussie ang mohs who only know how to office politik, get drunk early and upz SPGs at No.5
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some of these ppl falsify data for living one la ...  :-X ... well at least this type of data does not harm ppl directly .

this is just one example which gt caught. how abt the rest who weren't
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some of these ppl falsify data for living one la ...  :-X ... well at least this type of data does not harm ppl directly .

this is just one example which gt caught. how abt the rest who weren't

report ! report ! report !  >:(
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  :-X :-X :-X

 :o you're complicit too?!!!!  >:(
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Their research was hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against killers such as obesity and diabetes.

But now, at least three scientists working in top Singapore institutions and funded by major government organisations have been linked to scientific fraud in what could emerge as one of the biggest such cases here.

So far, two of the researchers have left their posts and another has had his PhD revoked, and six of their papers have been retracted.

The trio at the centre of the scandal are Professor Ravi Kambadur, 54, who was with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU); Dr Mridula Sharma, who was associate professor at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; and former NTU researcher Sudarsanareddy Lokireddy.

Their work focused on myostatin - a protein that regulates muscle growth in humans and animals, whose suppression the researchers claimed could keep people in "fat-burning mode" and let them shed kilos.

It was led by Prof Kambadur, whose joint appointments at NTU's School of Biological Sciences and the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences - which comes under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) - have been "terminated", according to NTU.

Dr Sharma is no longer at NUS and Dr Lokireddy has had his PhD from NTU revoked.

NTU, which did not elaborate on how the falsifications were uncovered, said its investigations in December last year led to three myostatin papers published in 2011 and 2012 being retracted.

Two other papers were corrected and another withdrawn prior to publication.

Three more papers published from 2012 to 2014, based on research funded by A*Star and the National Research Foundation (NRF), are now being retracted from the journals Molecular Endocrinology and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Both funding bodies could not confirm how much money had been pumped into the research.






please larrrrr ....... we need to screen these FTs more thoroughly before Singapore's reputation in R&D is further damaged...... credibility in academic and scientific research is very important huan chiu knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww  ...... >:(

where did these FTs get their degrees????!!!! ...... from India or China???!!!!!
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:o you're complicit too?!!!!  >:(
wad is complicit.
I was the only objector and left. the rest followed (the leader).


anyway nth to do w abv .. just another scenario.  :-X
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http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/3-singapore-based-scientists-linked-research-fraud


Their research was hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against killers such as obesity and diabetes.

But now, at least three scientists working in top Singapore institutions and funded by major government organisations have been linked to scientific fraud in what could emerge as one of the biggest such cases here.

So far, two of the researchers have left their posts and another has had his PhD revoked, and six of their papers have been retracted.

The trio at the centre of the scandal are Professor Ravi Kambadur, 54, who was with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU); Dr Mridula Sharma, who was associate professor at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; and former NTU researcher Sudarsanareddy Lokireddy.

Their work focused on myostatin - a protein that regulates muscle growth in humans and animals, whose suppression the researchers claimed could keep people in "fat-burning mode" and let them shed kilos.

It was led by Prof Kambadur, whose joint appointments at NTU's School of Biological Sciences and the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences - which comes under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) - have been "terminated", according to NTU.

Dr Sharma is no longer at NUS and Dr Lokireddy has had his PhD from NTU revoked.

NTU, which did not elaborate on how the falsifications were uncovered, said its investigations in December last year led to three myostatin papers published in 2011 and 2012 being retracted.

Two other papers were corrected and another withdrawn prior to publication.

Three more papers published from 2012 to 2014, based on research funded by A*Star and the National Research Foundation (NRF), are now being retracted from the journals Molecular Endocrinology and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Both funding bodies could not confirm how much money had been pumped into the research.






please larrrrr ....... we need to screen these FTs more thoroughly before Singapore's reputation in R&D is further damaged...... credibility in academic and scientific research is very important huan chiu knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww  ...... >:(

where did these FTs get their degrees????!!!! ...... from India or China???!!!!!
I heard from 'certain ppl' that scientists are human beings too and if they don't (do it) other ppl will do it.
those who don't agree are naive.  :'(

anyway there shud already be a team of experts to verify whether the data in documents are reliable or forged/falsified and if after they verify it still approved den  :-X liao. sometimes when the enforcer up one level. the other side also up one level. enforcer have their experts.. the other side oso can hire experts..
which is why civics moral education v impt in sch  ..  a smart person can be used in different ways
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I heard from 'certain ppl' that scientists are human beings too and if they don't (do it) other ppl will do it.
those who don't agree are naive.  :'(

anyway there shud already be a team of experts to verify whether the data in documents are reliable or forged/falsified and if after they verify it still approved den  :-X liao. sometimes when the enforcer up one level. the other side also up one level. enforcer have their experts.. the other side oso can hire experts..
which is why civics moral education v impt in sch  ..  a smart person can be used in different ways

These are moral and ethical questions ie. a drug related trial...and if those results were used as a basis for further clinical approval, it could mean the difference between life and death or at least false hope ......

WTH  >:( >:( >:(
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These are moral and ethical questions ie. a drug related trial...and if those results were used as a basis for further clinical approval, it could mean the difference between life and death or at least false hope ......

WTH  >:( >:( >:(

that's y ppl tell me scientist r human beings n shoot me for being naive 😂
those type of human beings need fame and money  ::)
even if one leaves quoting moral reasons. they think you left for more money elsewhere. bcz their mind only got $$$
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that's y ppl tell me scientist r human beings n shoot me for being naive 😂

I think they should at least be ethical ....  :-X
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