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  1. #101
    No obvious ties to Bush.inc at any rate.

    That's a trooper.

  2. #102
    Isn't it such a shame that people would throw away their own lives for a political statement supporting the disgraced Dr. Hwang?
    Daniel

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    Hwang unaware of stem cell fraud

    S.Korea scientist unaware of stem cell fraud-report
    06 Feb 2006 01:53:49 GMT

    Source: Reuters
    SEOUL, Feb 6 (Reuters) - South Korea's disgraced stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk was probably unaware his team had failed to make a single tailor-made stem cell as it reported in a landmark research paper last year, a media report said on Monday.


    A Seoul National University investigation panel said in January a team led by the once-heralded Hwang had deliberately faked two landmark papers on embryonic stem cells. Hwang resigned from his post at the university in December.


    Prosecutors are investigating Hwang for fraud, misuse of state research funds and breach of bioethics law. A government audit agency is also probing misappropriation of state funds.


    There is evidence Hwang undertook some activities he probably would not have engaged in last year had he not believed in the existence of the tailor-made stem cells, South Korea's Dong-A Ilbo newspaper said quoting an unnamed prosecution official.


    In one such instance, Hwang shipped stem-cell samples to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York last year as part of a joint study and $150,000 to support the research, Dong-A said.
    Hwang also injected stem cells into more than 100 mice last year in a project that suggested Hwang had believed he was working with patient-specific stem cells.

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SEO346497.htm

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    Suicide occurs at a high rate in Korea (Source). There are even internet suicide sites in South Korea and Japan (Source). In 2003, although Hungary, Finland, and Japan top the suicide list 24.3, 20.4, and 20.0 per 100,000, South Korea is a close fourth at 18.1 and the rate of suicide is rising faster than any other country where such statistics are kept. The increase in suicide has been dramatic, rising from 6.8 per 100,000 in 1982. For comparison, the U.S. rate is 10/100,000.
    (Source). A common form of suicide amongst farmers is pesticide ingestion (Source). In 2003, the business world was shocked when the president of the largest business group in Korea (Hyundai) committed suicide by jumping off a building, with a cryptic note saying "Sorry for being a stupid man and doing a stupid act" (Source). Last year, 6 Korean trade union leaders committed suicide to highlight the precarious situation of Korean workers (Source). Sports fans have even committed suicide to support their teams. For example, one young man apparently burned himself to death, leaving a suicide note saying that hee wanted to accompany the Korean National Soccer Team to FIFA World Cup as a ghost and 12th player on the team (Source). In 2003, a man burned himself to death in a subway train, killing over 120 people along with him, saying that he wanted to die with people around him (Source). In 2004, over 12000 people killed themselves in South Korea (24/100,000) and the country overtook Hungary (22.6/100,000), Japan (19.1/100,000), and Finland (18.4/100,000) and 2005 may be worse (Source).

    Meanwhile, the Korean Government Board of Audit and Inspection announced that Woo-suk Hwang has been found to have misappropriated 6.2 billion won (US$6.4 million) in state and private research donations. 1 billion was from the state and the rest were private donations. Apparently, Hwang managed much of the donated funds in personal accounts in his bank. He managed his private monies and the donated monies in one account (Source).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young

    Meanwhile, the Korean Government Board of Audit and Inspection announced that Woo-suk Hwang has been found to have misappropriated 6.2 billion won (US$6.4 million) in state and private research donations. 1 billion was from the state and the rest were private donations. Apparently, Hwang managed much of the donated funds in personal accounts in his bank. He managed his private monies and the donated monies in one account (Source).
    It is interesting to learn about the suicide rates in Korea, but it is absolutely disturbing to learn about the behavior of Dr. Hwang in handling the funds from the state and from private donors!!
    Suzanne

  6. #106
    A flood of articles have appeared, reporting Woo-Suk Hwang's misuse of funds, both privately donated as well as government funds.
    http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/02/05/1343858.htm
    http://today.reuters.com/News/Crises...ryId=SEO327390
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...02-05-22-56-10

    http://sg.news.yahoo.com/060206/1/3yh02.html
    Monday February 6, 12:48 PM
    Disgraced SKorean scientist accused over missing millions

    South Korean state auditors said that cloning pioneer Hwang Woo-Suk would be referred to prosecutors over millions of dollars that have gone missing from the disgraced scientist's accounts.

    Prosecutors are already probing Hwang for possible fraud in connection with his research funding.

    The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) said in a report that Hwang had failed to account for 6.2 billion won (6.4 million dollars) in donations for his research -- one billion won in state funds and 5.2 billion won in private donations.

    Auditors said they would refer his case to the prosecution after concluding that Hwang kept millions of dollars in donations in his personal bank accounts of which more than six million dollars had simply disappeared.

    "There was no way to verify its use," senior BAI official Park Eui-Myong told a press conference, in reference to the missing part of the research fund.

    "We are planning to refer all the data on what Hwang misappropriated or used for unclear purposes to the prosecution."

    Hwang's team received a total of 37 billion won in research funds over the past five years and spent 25 billion won. Of that some 6.2 billion won was spent in unaccounted ways.

    more...
    However, Hwang has been using some of the funds to support research in other institutions. For example, according the the following Reuter's report:
    http://today.reuters.com/News/Crises...ryId=SEO346497
    S.Korea scientist unaware of stem cell fraud-report
    Sun 5 Feb 2006 8:53 PM ET

    SEOUL, Feb 6 (Reuters) - South Korea's disgraced stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk was probably unaware his team had failed to make a single tailor-made stem cell as it reported in a landmark research paper last year, a media report said on Monday.

    <snip>

    In one such instance, Hwang shipped stem-cell samples to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York last year as part of a joint study and $150,000 to support the research, Dong-A said.

    Hwang also injected stem cells into more than 100 mice last year in a project that suggested Hwang had believed he was working with patient-specific stem cells.

    <snip>

    About 2,000 people demonstrated in Seoul on Saturday in support of Hwang. Earlier the same day, a truck driver in his late 50s committed suicide by setting himself on fire after distributing leaflets calling on Hwang to resume his work.

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    He must take ultimate resonsibility but its beginning to look like he may have been unaware of his colleagues fraudulent research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poonsuzanne
    it is absolutely disturbing to learn about the behavior of Dr. Hwang in handling the funds from the state and from private donors!!
    Yes, I agree he definitely didn't handle the monies correctly on the administrative end:

    "Hwang is suspected of having managed most of the donated funds through his personal bank accounts, and spent them for unclear purposes," he said.
    Because of that it is hard to tell if monies were misappropriated:
    The inspection board, however, failed to reach a clear conclusion about whether the stem cell researcher diverted the public funds for personal use because he managed the research funds together with his private money in one bank account.

    Hwang, a veterinary professor at Seoul National University, additionally received about 5.2 billion won in other civilian donations without reporting it to the university, the BAI said. Hwang was required to accept and use private donations only with permission from the university.

    The 52-year-old researcher allegedly remitted $50,000 of the unauthorized civilian donations to two of his collaborators studying in the United States late last year for suspicious purposes after a local TV network raised suspicions over his research.
    He should have made sure he was beyond reproach on the handling of monies for research.

    In the previous article in this thread it was reported that in his haste, he also unfortunately was unaware the work of his collaborators was fraudulent.

    Though I do feel it was his responsibility to thoroughly check and vouch for the work especially if he claimed responsibility for this new discovery.

    I wonder how great the factor of personal trust is custumarily used in business and research in No. Korea.
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    Cloning 'pioneer' donated research funds to politicians

    Cloning 'pioneer' donated research funds to politicians

    13:05 06 February 2006
    NewScientist.com news service

    Disgraced cloning expert Woo-Suk Hwang has admitted making donations to politicians using funds donated for his research, said South Korean state auditors on Monday.
    They said that the information would be passed on to prosecutors who are already probing Hwang for possible fraud in connection with his research funding.
    The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) said in a report that Hwang had failed to account for 6.2 billion won ($6.4 million) in donations for his research – one billion won in state funds and 5.2 billion won in private donations.
    "Hwang said he had donated part of the fund in cash to politicians but he said he could not remember exactly to whom and how much he gave," senior BAI official Eui-Myong Park told a press conference.
    http://www.newscientist.com/article....ine-news_rss20

    "There’s far too much unthinking respect given to authority,” Molly Ivins explained; “What you need is sustained outrage.”
    Kerr, Keirstead, McDonald, Stice and Jun Yan courageously work on ESCR to Cure SCI.

    Divisiveness comes from not following Christopher Reeve's ESCR lead.
    Young does ASCR.
    [I]I do not tear down CRPA, I ONLY make peopl

  10. #110
    Just to be petty: This is in Cure why?
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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