Watchdog Group Calls JHU Researchers Liars
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Alexandra M. Albinak
Assoc. Vice Provost for Research Administration
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Ms. Albinak,

Please retract the JHU Research staff publication A Novel Approach in Spinal Cord Stimulation for Enhancing Gastric Motility: A Preliminary Study on Canines (J Neurogastroenterol Motil, Vol. 26 No. 1 January, 2020). The authors of this article were lied when they claimed their project was "carried out in accordance with the guidelines of Care and Use of the laboratory Animals." Dishonesty like this cannot be tolerated because it undermines the reputation of Johns Hopkins University.


Watchdog Group Calls JHU Researchers Liars

From, February 13, 2020

New tonight a watchdog group is calling researchers at Johns Hopkins liars after a published study failed to mention the deaths of nine dogs. Stop Animal Exploitation Now or SAEN urged JHU and the journal that published the article to remove it. The study was on spinal cord stimulation to help patients with diabetes and functional dyspepsia.

Researchers performed the procedure on dogs and the journal's article mentions eight dogs were used in testing... but in a complaint filed with the national institute of health... 19 dogs were used... nine of them were paralyzed during operations and had to be euthanized.

"It appears that what they're trying to do a cover-up and ignore the deaths of these animals and exclude them from their project. They shouldn't be allowed to do that, " said Michael A. Budkie, Co-Founder, SAEN. A Johns Hopkins university spokesperson responded to the complaint by saying "We are aware of these allegations and take them very seriously. For [the] publication, the author did not disclose the issues related to this study. We are working with the author and the journal to seek appropriate corrections."

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