Study claims 1 in 4 cancer research papers contains faked data
"While we don't think that the initial claim—a quarter of cancer research is fake—is accurate, the fact that it's closer to one in eight should still be troubling. A lot of responsibility rests with the authors who write these papers, as well as the reviewers and journal editors who accept them for publication. With bandwidth and storage as cheap as they are now, there's no good reason why one shouldn't be asked to submit the raw data for each experiment when submitting a paper.
Sadly, the pressure to puff up one's findings probably isn't going away any time soon. So, unless there's an organized strengthening of standards, problems like these probably won't go away either."