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    Professor admits faking AIDS vaccine to get $19M in grants
    By Andy Soltis December 26, 2013 | 3:00pm

    An Iowa State University professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.

    Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical test sample with healthy human blood to make it appear that the rabbit serum produced disease-fighting antibodies, officials said.

    The bogus findings helped Han’s team obtain $19 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health, said James Bradac, who oversees the institutes’ AIDS research.

    The remarkable findings were reported in scientific journals but raised suspicions when other researchers could not duplicate Han’s results.

    The NIH uncovered the scam when it checked the rabbit serum at a lab and found the human antibodies.

    Han resigned from his university post as an assistant professor of biomedical studies in October. His case came to light this week when it was reported in the Federal Register.

    Han agreed last month not to seek government contracts for three years, the register said.
    This happens more often than people know. Way more often.

    NY Post
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
    This happens more often than people know. Way more often.

    NY Post
    Will he be sanctioned or can he now get a job writing grants?
    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
    -John Locke

    "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
    -Newman

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      Originally posted by scott View Post
      Will he be sanctioned or can he now get a job writing grants?
      Sanctioned? You must joking. He'll get some behind-the-scenes assignment or he might be forced to actually teach for 3 years and then he'll be back in business. From a higher ed stand point, this guy is a proven cash cow. His big mistake was in getting caught.
      "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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        Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
        Sanctioned? You must joking. He'll get some behind-the-scenes assignment or he might be forced to actually teach for 3 years and then he'll be back in business. From a higher ed stand point, this guy is a proven cash cow. His big mistake was in getting caught.
        I figured.

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        He's a close associate of this guy:

        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
        -John Locke

        "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
        -Newman

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