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U.S. Retracts Study Linking Certain Pesticides to Parkinson's Disease

12:42 PM MDT | July 17, 2012 | Kara Sissell

A newsletter published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD), has retracted a study that linked exposure to certain herbicides to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The study was published in 2005 by the newsletterEnvironmental Health Perspectives, which is released by a NIH affiliate.  The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which oversees NIH, says its Office of Research Integrity (ORI) determined that University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey researcher Mona Thiruchelvam falsified and fabricated cell...

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