Harvard: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data

Thirty-one scientific publications from the laboratory of Piero Anversa contain falsified and/or fabricated data.
Thirty-one scientific publications from the laboratory of Piero Anversa contain falsified and/or fabricated data.

HealthDay News — Dozens of scientific papers from the laboratory of well-known heart researcher Piero Anversa contain fraudulent data, according to a Harvard Medical School internal investigation.

Anversa and other members of his laboratory left Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2015 as investigators assessed the work performed in his lab, the Washington Post reported.

"Following a review of research conducted in the former lab of Piero Anversa, we determined that 31 publications included falsified and/or fabricated data, and we have notified all relevant journals," Harvard and Brigham said in a joint statement. They did not specify the papers with the suspect data. 

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Anversa has published more than 100 scientific papers, has collaborated with leaders in the field of heart research, and was honored as a distinguished scientist by the American Heart Association, the Post reported. The Post was unable to reach Anversa through his lawyer.

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