Earlier today I posted about the retraction of a Nature paper due to doubts about the work done by the lead author Shane R. Mayack.
The Journal “Blood” has now posted a Notice of concern for: Mayack and Wagers:
Blood, 1 August 2008, Vol. 112, No. 3, pp. 519-531. Prepublished online as a Blood First Edition Paper on May 2, 2008; DOI 10.1182/blood-2008-01-133710.
Based on information provided by the corresponding author, Amy J. Wagers, Blood wishes to post a Notice of Concern for this August 1, 2008 article.
As a result of an internal review by the corresponding author, serious concerns with some of the reported data were raised, specifically regarding the osteolineage differentiation of small numbers of sorted osteopontin+ niche cells. This matter is currently under further review. Blood will inform the readers of the outcomes.
It seems that Mayack’s employment at the Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School which started on 1st March 2005 ended on 1st October 2010.