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Neuroscientist is disciplined for falsifying data about effects of alcohol in pregnancy

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 06 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1685
  1. Clare Dyer
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The former chairman of the department of neuroscience and physiology at State University of New York’s Upstate Medical University has been sanctioned by the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI) for fabricating and falsifying data in federally funded research.

Michael Miller falsified or fabricated data in four grant applications, two published studies, and a paper submitted for publication to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says a case summary from the ORI published on its website and in the Federal Register (

Dr Miller, 58, published widely on the effect of alcohol on brain cells …

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