Attorney General Letitia James of New York said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against a for-profit stem cell clinic, Park Avenue Stem Cell, claiming it performed unproven, rogue procedures on patients with a wide range of medical conditions, from erectile dysfunction to heart disease

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Surgeon Henry Heimlich is best known for inventing a way to rescue choking victims, but a quarter-century ago, he was vilified for promoting a fringe treatment for AIDS & Lyme disease. Called malarial therapy, it involved injecting patients with the malaria-causing parasite, supposedly to stimulate their immune systems

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A comprehensive account of the whistleblowers’ side of a scandal that rocked the most hallowed halls in science. This still-unfolding saga is a cautionary tale about corruption, hype, and power that raises profound questions about how to uphold integrity in scientific research

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On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to crack down on so-called “homeopathic remedies”—treatments that due to agency enforcement policy have managed to avoid regulatory oversight

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The scale of “fake research” in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests

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Shawn Blazsek knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. He would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. Still, at age 33, he was stunned after being told he had Alzheimer’s disease

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Now they’re crying foul. t had a catchy name, an irresistible backstory, and plenty of Silicon Valley buzz. So it was no surprise that “Scout,” a device marketed as a real-life version of the “Star Trek” tricorder, made history in 2013 when its manufacturer, the startup Scanadu, raised a record $1.5 million on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo in a matter of weeks to bring it to consumers

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Neuroskeptic asks: Is it the job of peer reviewers to detect scientific fraud? He’s been pondering this question for a while but lately, interest was sparked by the case of a retracted cancer biology paper in the high-profile journal Nature Cell Biology

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