Schneider Shorts 3.12.2021 – Elisabeth Bik finally gets the Maddox Prize, Russia takes a dump on its science again, one ivermectin trial begins as another one stops, proxalutamide vouchsafed by stellar experts in Italy, Spiderman was never a Canada 150 Research Chair, and why some unethical papers get retracted by heroic editors.
A mysterious clinical trial in Israel is recruiting autistic children for blood draws. As the company’s founder admitted, the actual therapy on offer is extraction of bone marrow “stem cells” and their injection into patient’s spine. Smut Clyde investigates.
Human-monkey chimeras arrive to solve the problem of organ shortage. Thank Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, who is ready to cure all possible diseases and even the old age. With chutzpah and Cell on his side.
Autistic Neanderthal minibrains operating crab robots via brain waves of newborn babies are to be launched into outer space for the purpose of interstellar colonization. No, I am not insane. Science Has Spoken.
The University of Münster in Germany shows with a good example how to act on evidence of data manipulation. Neuroscientist Andreas Püschel has been found guilty of research misconduct. It was once again about a paper authored by his former PhD student and now Luxembourg stem cell researcher, Jens Schwamborn.