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    Carl Elliott

    • Getting By with a Little Help from Your Friends

      Posted on October 18, 2013

      If the mutilated body of one of your research subjects is discovered in a blood-soaked bathroom, who should investigate the death?  If you want to be cleared of blame, it’s useful if the investigation is led by a colleague from your own department.  If you were being paid by a drug company to recruit that… Read more

    • Shame and Guilt in Minnesota

      Posted on April 24, 2013

      Over the past month, a petition asking the governor of Minnesota to investigate a research scandal at the University of Minnesota has been steadily gathering momentum.  The scandal in question originated in 2004 with the suicide of Dan Markingson in an AstraZeneca-funded study of antipsychotics. The petition to investigate the scandal is backed by a number of… Read more

    • Walk it Off, Crybaby

      Posted on October 13, 2010

      On a recent installment of This American Life, Ira Glass asks this pressing question. Why are rich and powerful people so often the world’s biggest crybabies? Exhibit A: the whining of Wall Street bankers and brokers, who have worked themselves into a frenzy of self-pity over the cosmically unfair manner in which they are being… Read more