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Non-existent antibodies and surprise BDNF - Scientific Reports

In these articles by Rupshi Mitra and others:

  • a non-existent antibody used;

  • an impossible method to image BDNF is apparently invented;

  • analyses using the software reported do not produce the results reported;

...and it's all cool with Scientific Reports. 

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Distance over time equals distance - Translational Psychiatry

In this article by Rupshi Mitra and others:

  • animals are beheaded without anesthesia and for no scientific reason;

  • animals are sliced open belly-wise after they are beheaded for an unknown reason;

  • distance is not speed it's locomotion or both and neither;

  • experiments were done in 2 days or 5 days or both and neither;

  • data is significant in one place and not significant in another in the same article;

  • data in this article contradicts data in another article by Mitra and others;

  • drawing tube, found in museums, is used to draw neurons by hand;

...and it's all cool with Translational Psychiatry. 

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From Baltimore to College Park and Back - Frontiers

George Augustine is at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Imperial College London-Nanyang Technological University, and perhaps elsewhere. His editorial practice at Frontiers includes:

  • of 14 publications, Augustine edited 6 for authors of an institute he is or was at;

  • at least one article Augustine edited is by co-authors of his;

...and even though it appears to be against Frontiers guidelines and their hoohah on 'transparency and diversity', it's all cool with Frontiers.

 

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Moving targets - Frontiers

 

In this article by Rupshi Mitra, Lee Wei Lim, and another:

  • the editor and reviewers are or were in the same institute, and are co-authors on many many papers. This is very much against Frontiers guidelines;

  • where an electrode was stuck in the brain is all wrong and no where near where it should be or where it is claimed to be, which is actually in part of the brain no one heard of before;

  • we do not know how the experiments were done because we are not told. Really;

  • the paper is a duplicate of another paper by Lee Wei Lim and Rupshi Mitra's spouse, Ajai Vyas;

...and it's all cool with Frontiers.

 

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Testosterone Superball - Molecular Ecology

In these articles by Ajai Vyas and others:

  • a relatively impossible dilution of testosterone is allegedly used;

  • this impossible dilution, suitable for a mammoth, is injected into the brain of rat. Twice. And the rats survived apparently...as rats;

  • Ajai Vyas took data from Stanford while he was with Robert Sapolsky, put it in an article, and does not tell anyone;

...and it's all cool with Molecular Ecology.

 

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Stinky bridges - Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Translational Stroke Research

Nagaendran Kandiah's painfully obvious non-disclosure of 'interests'.

 

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Recycled tommyrot - Heliyon

In this article by Rupshi Mitra and others:

  • statistical methods are mixed and matched then blended then reversed. In short, statistical methods are total tommyrot;

  • references cited in the article are also tommyrot;

  • Ruphi's famous museum piece is used in the methods;

 

...and it's all cool with Heliyon.

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Hearing voices - VICE

Self-explanatory: