Science Has A Plagiarism Problem

posted from: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/?p=8536

Retraction Watch reports on three scientific papers (1,2,3) that have been retracted or deleted after I reported that they were plagiarized.
Neuroskeptic became suspicious about the three unrelated papers – about food chemistry, heart disease, and the immune system and cancer – after scanning them with plagiarism software. After alerting the journals, two issued formal retractions for the papers – but neither specifies plagiarism as the reason.
These three retractions represent the fruits of a

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