The US Department of Health and Human Services last month disclosed that Ohio State University researcher Terry Elton was found guilty of scientific misconduct related to his work on microRNAs in cardiac developmental and pathological processes.

According to HHS, investigations conducted by both OSU and the Office of Research Integrity revealed that Elton falsified and/or fabricated Western blot data included in a number of government-funded research projects, data from which was included in a number of peer-reviewed publications.

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