Thursday, July 28, 2022

Decades of Alzheimer’s research may have been fabricated

Years of crucial research into Alzheimer’s disease may have been tainted by made-up scientific findings, a new whistleblower report says.

Vanderbilt University neurologist Matthew Schrag, in a bombshell interview with Science, laid out findings he made that showed over a decade of industrywide Alzheimer’s research may have been based on fabricated pieces of evidence involving a plaque protein found in the brain.

Shrag alerted his findings to the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration but also went public in the media with findings he believes will have a big impact on Alzheimer’s research, a branch of science that gets millions of dollars in funding every year.

“You can cheat to get a paper. You can cheat to get a degree. You can cheat to get a grant. You can’t cheat to cure a disease,” Shrag told Science. “Biology doesn’t care.”

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