Suspicions Raised About Another Japanese Cardiovascular Researcher

Significant questions about research misconduct have been raised about a prominent Japanese cardiovascular researcher, Issei Komuro.

Last year a Nature paper on which Komuro served as a co-author was corrected because “several images were mistakenly switched or duplicated during preparation of the artwork.” The Nature correction states that the “corrections do not alter any of the conclusions” of the paper. Now, however, a Japanese blog, entitled Issei Komuro – image manipulation –, raises questions about 13 additional papers. The papers were all published in well-known journals, including a second Nature paper, Nature Medicine, and 4 separate papers in Circulation. On many of the papers Komuro served as the senior author.

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