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While working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, I was ordered by my supervisor, Rupshi Mitra, to kill dozens of animals for no reason and without anesthesia. I refused and reported the incident through appropriate channels. As a result, I was harassed and fired. To this day, nothing has been done to address illegal animal experiments at Nanyang Technological University.

Curious as to why Nanyang Technological University handled the situation the way they did, I looked at the research I was involved in as part of the Singapore Dementia Consortium. It appears that 14.5 million USD were allocated to Mitra and 15 other professors in the Singapore Dementia Consortium to do research on dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and they did not do research on dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It does not stop there. Looking into the work of co-authors of researchers in the Dementia Consortium, it seems similar patterns of misconduct are repeated. Here's the story...

Mohamed Helmy

MD, PhD

10 Jurong Lake Link, #15-39

Singapore, 648131

26 March 2021

Dementia Consortium

The professors in the Singapore Dementia Consortium taking millions of dollars and not doing research on dementia.

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Mitra and Vyas

Misconduct in the research and education activities of two faculty members at Nanyang Technological University.

What this means for you

What this means if you study, work or collaborate with a Singapore university, or love someone who does.

Problematic ethics

Ethical issues in the research activity of the Dementia Consortium.

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Nitish Thakor

Misconduct in the research activity of Nitish Thakor, affiliated with National University of Singapore and Johns Hopkins University