Ever wonder what would happen if you skipped a step while doing your research? Prominent German anesthesiologist Joachim Boldt is facing just that problem, as he is being investigated for conducting research without first getting permission from the Institutional Review Board , says Pharmalot's Ed Silverman. Several journals are conducting further reviews as they contemplate whether to retract nearly 100 studies, Silverman says.

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Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

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