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1 The retractions came only a few months after BioMed Central.

In the aftermath of the latest scandals involving fake peer reviewers, many journals have decided to turn off the reviewer-recommendation option on the manuscript-submission systems. But that move is probably not enough, as the publisher Hindawi found out this past spring. Although Hindawi doesn’t allow authors suggest reviewers for their manuscripts, it decided to examine the peer-review information for manuscripts submitted in 2013 and 2014 for possible fraud. The peer-review procedure used in Hindawi’s journals depends generally on the expertise of its editorial board members and the guest editors of special issues, who are responsible for supervising the overview of submitted manuscripts.5 Since the peer reviewers selected by the guest editors weren’t subject to any kind of independent verification, editors themselves could undermine the process in quite similar way that authors or third-party agencies have done elsewhere: by creating fake reviewer identities and addresses from which they submitted positive reviews endorsing publication.‘Most back discomfort gets better alone without anything,’ Danesh said. Friedman agreed. ‘Don’t despair – – duration of time will treat most low back pain,’ he said. ‘Some type of complementary therapy such as stretching, yoga, or massage may be more appropriate for many patients,’ Friedman said. ‘The perfect solution is to lessen back pain is not potent medication.’.. Unusual tau protein propagates along linked brain circuits For decades, researchers have debated whether Alzheimer’s disease starts independently in vulnerable brain regions at differing times, or if it starts in one region and spreads to neuroanatomically connected areas then. A new study by Columbia University INFIRMARY researchers strongly supports the latter, demonstrating that abnormal tau protein, a key feature of the neurofibrillary tangles observed in the brains of these with Alzheimer’s, propagates along connected mind circuits, ‘jumping’ from neuron to neuron.