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Saturday, July 23, 2022

In August 2021, Matthew Schrag, a neuroscientist and physician at Vanderbilt University, got a call that would plunge him into a maelstrom of possible scientific misconduct.

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...Schrag, who had not publicly revealed his role as a whistleblower until this article, avoids the word "fraud" in his critiques of Lesn's work and the Cassava-related studies and does not claim to have proved misconduct. That would require access to original, complete, unpublished images and in some cases raw numerical data. "I focus on what we can see in the published images, and describe them as red flags, not final conclusions," he says. "The data should speak for itself."

A 6-month investigation by Science provided strong support for Schrag's suspicions and raised questions about Lesn's research. A leading independent image analyst and several top Alzheimer's researchers -- including George Perry of the University of Texas, San Antonio, and John Forsayeth of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) -- reviewed most of Schrag's findings at Science's request. They concurred with his overall conclusions, which cast doubt on hundreds of images, including more than 70 in Lesn's papers. Some look like "shockingly blatant" examples of image tampering, says Donna Wilcock, an Alzheimer's expert at the University of Kentucky....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-07-23 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just like Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-07-23 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Just like Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine."

Yes, science, as long as it's not politicized, is a self correcting mechanism.

Sadly, idiots with political agendas and opinions dominate the vast majority of online sites.

Hyper-partisan idiots would rather "prove" they are correct than be open to actually learning things.

#3 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2022-07-24 05:40 PM | Reply

Saying something is one thing when it's been proven not to be is straight-up lying, pal.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-07-24 07:31 PM | Reply

"Just like Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine."

You mean the people who have been saved from death or properly treated with Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine (of which there is ample evidence to prove the effectiveness)? Or do you mean the sensationalized stories by the media trying to scare the country into thinking millions of people are using them and it's a national emergency, just because a politician said something about them? One is based on science, truth, and reality. The other is based on partisan hate to try to demonize the other party.

I'll leave you to choose but there is only one right answer. If you don't choose it, you are the problem.

#5 | Posted by humtake at 2022-07-25 12:29 PM | Reply

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