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MIT investigation finds former brain researcher falsified data

A former neuroscience researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology falsified data in a published study, according to an internal inquiry. The paper, which described a method to visualize interactions between molecules in brain cells, has been retracted.

Associate chemistry professor Alice Ting, the senior author of the paper, wrote in a retraction notice published Thursday that her lab discovered that the technique described in the journal Cell in 2010 could not be reproduced, sparking the internal inquiry.

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