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  • Controversial Syria Researcher Fired Over Doctorate Claim (O'Bagy)

    09/11/2013 9:48:05 AM PDT · by Dysart · 52 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 9-11-13 | Susannah George
    A young researcher whose opinions on Syria were cited by both Senator McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry in congressional testimony last week has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for allegedly faking her academic credentials. The institute issued a statement on its website concerning the researcher, Elizabeth O’Bagy: The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately. O’Bagy and her op-ed drew scrutiny last...
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • Plague researcher in Chicago dies from infection (Yersinia pestis, septicemic plague infection)

    09/21/2009 11:55:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,240+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/09 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Public health officials are investigating the death of a University of Chicago researcher who studied plague bacteria and was found to have the microbe in his blood, university officials said on Monday. Malcolm Casadaban, who died on September 13, was researching a weakened strain of the plague bacteria Yersinia pestis. Because it is missing key proteins, the strain is not normally harmful to people. Medical center spokesman John Easton said Casadaban had the laboratory strain of Yersinia pestis in his blood, suggesting he had a form of the infection known as septicemic plague, which can kill even...
  • Obama turns to survey researcher for census post

    04/02/2009 5:42:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 437+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/2/09 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday selected Robert M. Groves to be the next census director, turning to a survey researcher who has clashed with Republicans over the use of statistical sampling to lead the high-stakes head count. The White House announced Obama's intention to nominate Groves, a former Census Bureau associate director of statistical design from 1990-92. If confirmed by the Senate, Groves will take the helm less than a year before the census, which has been beset by partisan bickering and will be used to apportion House seats and allocate billions in federal dollars.
  • OH man jailed for posing as underwear researcher

    07/26/2008 9:18:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 521+ views
    14 WFIE ^ | 7/25/08
    An Ohio man is in jail for posing as an underwear researcher and examining children. Ken Hawkins is accused of arranging meetings this Spring with parents of at least three children to conduct a marketing research survey involving children's underwear and razors. While at the house of an eight-year-old girl, he instructed her to try on several pair of underwear while he took notes. Hawkins then took several measurements of the victim while she wore only the underwear. Prosecutors said Hawkins also ran his fingers around the waistband and looked at the rear of the panties to check out the...
  • Cranberries Help Combat Urinary Tract Infections In Women, Researcher Finds

    01/14/2008 3:17:20 PM PST · by blam · 80 replies · 443+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-14-2008 | Tel Aviv University.
    Cranberries Help Combat Urinary Tract Infections In Women, Researcher Finds ScienceDaily (Jan. 14, 2008) — Cranberry juice, long dissed as a mere folk remedy for relieving urinary tract infections in women, is finally getting some respect. Thanks to Prof. Itzhak Ofek, a researcher at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, the world now knows that science supports the folklore. Prof. Ofek's research on the tart berry over the past two decades shows that its juice indeed combats urinary tract infections. And, he’s discovered, the refreshing red beverage has additional medicinal qualities as well. Prof. Ofek has found that cranberry...
  • UWO Researcher Finds What May Be Oldest Fossil On Earth

    05/30/2007 4:46:22 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 841+ views
    The London Free Press ^ | 5-29-2007 | John Miner
    UWO researcher finds what may be oldest fossil on Earth Tue, May 29, 2007 By JOHN MINER, SUN MEDIA A team led by a University of Western Ontario scientist has discovered direct evidence there was life on Earth 3.35 billion years ago UWO geologist Neil Banerjee and his team found fossilized tunnels of microbes in ancient rock from Australia. The find was dated by scientists at the University of Alberta using a newly developed laser-dating method. “This is very strong evidence,” Banerjee said. The discovery pushes the fossil evidence of life back to the early period of the Earth’s development....
  • Researcher: Tectonic Plates Slowly Moving

    04/11/2006 9:02:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 824+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/06 | Tim Fought - ap
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Using hand-me-down technology from the Cold War, scientists have discovered that the seafloor off the Pacific Northwest is a jumping kind of place, with thousands of small, swarming earthquakes and tectonic plates that are slowly rearranging themselves. The findings could mean that a "Big One" earthquake may not be as severe as previously thought, the lead researcher said. An article in the journal Geology by researcher Robert Dziak describes the findings. Dziak is an associate professor at Oregon State University who also works for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. He's stationed at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center...
  • Ancient People Followed 'Kelp Highway' To America, Researcher Says

    02/20/2006 3:32:34 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 1,095+ views
    Live Science ^ | 2-19-2006 | Bjorn Carey
    Ancient People Followed 'Kelp Highway' to America, Researcher Says Bjorn Carey LiveScience Staff Writer Sun Feb 19, 9:00 PM ET ST. LOUIS—Ancient humans from Asia may have entered the Americas following an ocean highway made of dense kelp. The new finding lends strength to the "coastal migration theory," whereby early maritime populations boated from one island to another, hunting the bountiful amounts of sea creatures that live in kelp forests. This research was presented here Sunday at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science by anthropologist Jon Erlandson of the University of Oregon. Today, a nearly continuous "kelp...
  • Researcher Seeks Secrets Of Kennewick Man

    02/06/2006 10:55:05 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 508+ views
    The State ^ | 2-6-2006 | Susanne Rust
    Posted on Mon, Feb. 06, 2006Researcher seeks secrets of Kennewick ManBY SUSANNE RUSTMilwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE - Ground to the bone, the teeth of the famous fossil skeleton, Kennewick Man, look as if they've spent a lifetime gnashing rocks. But it's from these worn choppers that Thomas Stafford Jr., a research fellow in the department of geology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of Stafford Research Laboratories in Boulder, Colo., plans to learn about the origins, movement and lifestyle of this highly controversial, 9,000-year-old North American. In 1996, Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River...
  • Researcher: Anger Common Before Injury

    02/01/2006 12:05:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/06 | Alan Scher Zagier - ap
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Guys, watch out the next time anger threatens to overtake common sense. You could wind up in the hospital. That's the conclusion of a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher who found that anger increased the risk of injury, especially for men, after interviewing more than 2,400 emergency-room patients at three Missouri hospitals. The study, published Tuesday in the Annals of Family Medicine journal, found that people who described themselves as feeling "hostile" before getting hurt faced twice the risk of injury. And compared to women, men were more likely to injure themselves when angry. "When we men start...
  • Cancer Researcher Admits to Faking Data

    01/15/2006 7:04:59 AM PST · by Marylander · 20 replies · 494+ views
    AP via via Drudge ^ | January 14, 2006 | MATTIAS KAREN
    A Norwegian cancer researcher has admitted fabricating data published in a renowned international medical journal, officials in Norway said Saturday. The researcher at Norway's Comprehensive Cancer Center, who was not identified, used faked patient data in an article on oral cancer published in the October 2005 issue of The Lancet, Britain's leading medical journal, said Stein Vaaler, strategy director for the cancer center. The article claimed that a certain kind of drug decreased the risk of getting oral cancer
  • Stem Cell Researcher Defends Research (South Korean cloning hero Hwang Woo-suk)

    12/16/2005 5:16:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 289+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/05 | Kwang-Tae Kimk - ap
    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's best known scientist said Friday he stands by his breakthrough stem cell research despite a barrage of fraud allegations, and vowed to prove the findings within days. But Hwang Woo-suk apologized for "fatal errors and loopholes in reporting the scientific accomplishment" and said he has asked that the scientific article outlining his research be withdrawn. He gave no details of the errors. The paper, published in May by the journal Science, purported to show how Hwang's team used cloning to custom-make embryonic stem cells for 11 patients, raising hopes of treatment for paralysis or...
  • Probe May Widen in Stem Cell Fraud Case (South Korean researcher, Hwang Woo-suk)

    12/15/2005 5:18:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/05 | Malcolm Ritter - ap
    NEW YORK - New allegations of fraud in stem-cell research by a prominent South Korean researcher emerged Thursday, and scientists said his other high-profile claims could face investigation as well. Among them: the first cloned human embryos and the first cloned dog. The reputation of Hwang Woo-suk of Seoul National University has been battered by allegations of fabrication in a blockbuster paper published in May. He and co-authors claimed that by cloning human embryos, they'd created 11 stem cell lines that genetically matched certain patients. Scientists hope to use such "therapeutic cloning" someday to create tissue for transplant into people...
  • King Tut Drank Red Wine, Researcher Says

    10/26/2005 3:39:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 994+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/05 | JENN WIANT - ap
    LONDON - King Tutankhamen was a red wine drinker, according to a researcher who analyzed traces of the vintage found in his tomb. Maria Rosa Guasch-Jane told reporters Wednesday at the British Museum that she made her discovery after inventing a process that gave archaeologists a tool to discover the color of ancient wine. "This is the first time someone has found an ancient red wine," she said. Wine bottles from King Tut's time were labeled with the name of the product, the year of harvest, the source and the vine grower, Guasch-Jane said, but did not include the color...
  • Researcher Can Make All-White-Meat Chicken

    08/27/2005 9:44:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 675+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | 8/27/05 | Soraya Nadia McDonald - AP
    ATLANTA - Daniel Fletcher has found a way to transform dark meat chicken into white, a scientific advance some purists say has gone too far. "Leave chicken alone," said Mary Raczka, who's in charge of hospitality at Mary Mac's Tea Room, a prominent Southern-style restaurant in midtown Atlanta that serves more than 500 pounds of fried chicken a week — dark and white meat. But Fletcher, a University of Georgia poultry science professor, said his other white meat isn't designed to compete with the real thing on restaurant menus or grocery shelves. Instead, it's a filler that can be used...
  • Allegations of fake research reach new high ('brilliant' researcher did it for the past 3 years)

    08/24/2005 9:08:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 331+ views
    Picayune Item ^ | 8/24/05 | MARTHA MENDOZA
    Allegations of fake research reach new high By MARTHA MENDOZA/AP National Writer Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:03 PM CDT On the night of his 12th wedding anniversary, Dr. Andrew Friedman was terrified. This brilliant surgeon and researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School feared that he was about to lose everything - his career, his family, the life he'd built - because his boss was coming closer and closer to the truth: For the past three years, Friedman had been faking - actually making up - data in some of the respected, peer-reviewed studies he had published...
  • Russians Investigating Possible Bio-Attack

    06/09/2005 4:55:37 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 10 replies · 796+ views
    06/09/05 | vanity
    Posting note: Gleaned from shaky translation of a Russian press report.Reliability ? Thursday, June 09, 2005 Russians Investigating Possible Bio-Attack Investigators are checking whether the mass outbreak of hepatitis A in the Tver region near Moscow could be linked to the bio-weapons sector. At the moment 363 people are in hospital, and some newspapers have linked the outbreak to the recent murder of Russia’s leading specialist in bio weapons. The outbreak began at the end of May in the Tver region and has now reached the neighboring region of Smolensk, agencies report. It was initially blamed on a local soft...
  • Researcher Develops Methods To Test Artifacts' Links To The Bible

    05/29/2005 5:17:11 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 818+ views
    Newswise/Purdue ^ | 5-28-2005
    Researcher Develops Methods to Test Artifacts' Links to the Bible Newswise — A Purdue University professor has invented a system to judge whether ancient inscriptions refer to people in the Bible. Lawrence Mykytiuk (MICK-ee-took) uses the system to test whether archaeological inscriptions refer to ancient Hebrew kings such as David, Omri, Jeroboam II, Uzziah and other Old Testament personages such as Mesha and the high priest Hilkiah. The system and results are detailed in his new book, "Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200-539 B.C.E." (Society of Biblical Literature, $42.95). Mykytiuk's work steps outside the conflict between two...
  • Researcher admits fraud in grant data(we ain't as fat as we're told we are)

    03/18/2005 2:26:23 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 32 replies · 1,339+ views
    boston globe ^ | 3-18-05 | Carey Goldberg and Scott Allen
    In the worst case of scientific fakery to come to light in two decades, a top obesity researcher who long worked at the University of Vermont admitted yesterday that he fabricated data in 17 applications for federal grants to make his work seem more promising, helping him win nearly $3 million in government funding. Eric T. Poehlman, a leading specialist on metabolic changes during aging, acknowledged that he altered and made up research results from 1992 to 2002, including findings published in medical journals that overstated the effect of menopause on women's health. Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors
  • Ugliness a potential health hazard, researcher says (micheal moores not long for this world )

    03/15/2005 7:27:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 108 replies · 2,652+ views ^ | 3 14 05 | ARCHIE MCLEAN
    If you were neglected as a child or if your parents paid more attention to your siblings, take heart. It might not be your fault. It might be because you're ugly. That's what Andrew Herrell's research at the University of Alberta suggests. Herrell, the director of the population research lab in the university's sociology department, studied parents' behaviour in grocery stores, where children often suffer minor injuries. He was trying to understand what factors contributed to those injuries. What he found would stun most fair-minded parents - ugly kids were neglected more often than attractive ones. "They'll deny it," said...
  • LSU Researcher Solves Ancient Astronomy Mystery (Farnese Atlas)

    01/14/2005 2:36:12 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,857+ views
    Innovations Report/LSU ^ | 1-14-2005 | Bradley E. Schaefer/LSU
    Physik Astronomie Louisiana State University 14.01.2005 LSU researcher solves ancient astronomy mystery An ancient mystery may have been solved by LSU Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Bradley E. Schaefer. Schaefer has discovered that the long-lost star catalog of Hipparchus, which dates back to 129 B.C., appears on a Roman statue called the Farnese Atlas. Hipparchus was one of the greatest astronomers of antiquity and his star catalog was the first in the world, as well as the most influential. The catalog was lost early in the Christian era, perhaps in the fire at the great library in Alexandria. The...
  • New four-winged feathered dinosaur?

    01/28/2003 1:54:40 PM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 1,528+ views
    AIG ^ | 1/28/03 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Papers have been flapping with new headlines about the latest in a long line of alleged dinosaur ancestors of birds. This one is claimed to be a sensational dinosaur with feathers on its hind legs, thus four ‘wings’.1 This was named Microraptor gui—the name is derived from words meaning ‘little plunderer of Gu’ after the paleontologist Gu Zhiwei. Like so many of the alleged feathered dinosaurs, it comes from Liaoning province of northeastern China. It was about 3 feet (1 meter) long from its head to the tip of its long tail, but its body was only about the size...
  • Jellyfish (Irukandji) could hold cure for male impotency: Australian researcher

    07/21/2004 7:13:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 723+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/21/04 | AFP - Cairns, Australia
    CAIRNS, Australia, (AFP) - A strong cocktail of toxins from the potentially deadly irukandji jellyfish may hold a remedy for impotent men, according to an Australian researcher. James Cook University academic Lisa-Ann Gershwin said she believes a sting from an irukandji tentacle, which causes excruiating pain, anxiety, paralysis and a potentially fatal rise in blood pressure, also causes prolonged erections in male victims. "This is a bizarre extra symptom of irukandji syndrome in addition to the really dreadful life-threatening symptoms the syndrome gives," Gershwin said. At least two people are known to have died from irukandji stings and hundreds of...
  • Good shrink could have tamed Stalin, saved millions: researcher

    07/07/2004 6:59:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 856+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/7/04 | AFP - London
    LONDON (AFP) - Soviet dictator Stalin was a madman who could have benefited from a psychiatrist's attention and millions of lives could have been saved, a British researcher claimed. Stalin, who ruled Russia from 1924 until his death in 1953, suffered from dementia caused by heart attacks, according to Dr George El-Nimr. "This (Stalin's dementia) might be an explanation for the florid paranoia, dimming of his superior intellect and the unleashing of his most sadistic personality traits," Nimr told the annual conference of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Harrogate in northern England. Nimr and two colleagues, Dr Baseem Habeeb...
  • U.S. researcher found guilty on 47 of 69 charges over missing plague bacteria

    12/01/2003 3:48:29 PM PST · by yonif · 10 replies · 174+ views
    CNews ^ | December 1, 2003 | AP
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A jury on Tuesday found a researcher guilty of 47 of the 69 charges he faced after reporting that samples of plague bacteria were stolen from his Texas Tech University lab. Thomas Butler, 62, closed his eyes, shook his head and appeared to fight back tears as the verdicts were read after two days of deliberations. The charges stemmed from an investigation following his report to police Jan. 14 that 30 vials of the potentially deadly plague bacteria - once known as the Black Death - were missing. The report sparked a bioterrorism scare in this...
  • Why Ecstasy Researcher Is Smiling

    09/12/2003 11:06:22 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 538+ views
    wired news ^ | 9 12 03 | Kristen Philipkoski
    <p>When the results of a widely publicized study last year showed that ecstasy could cause Parkinson's-like brain damage, it seemed unlikely that the drug would ever be considered a viable form of therapy.</p> <p>The drug, a staple among teen ravers, was considered by experts to be too dangerous to warrant further study.</p>
  • Pitt researcher called 'father of CPR' dies

    08/05/2003 10:23:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 08/05/03 | Luis Fabregas
    <p>Dr. Peter Safar, a medical pioneer at the University of Pittsburgh who spent a half-century perfecting landmark treatments in emergency care and became known as the father of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, died Sunday night from complications of cancer. He was 79. Safar, who was convinced that too many people die needlessly before reaching emergency rooms, is best known for crafting modern first-aid techniques now used inside and outside hospitals, including mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing, a hallmark of CPR. His internationally recognized work was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in medicine, most recently in 1994.</p>