ISU researcher resigns after falsified AIDS vaccine experiments

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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:00 am

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University said an assistant professor has resigned after admitting he faked research to make it appear an AIDS vaccine under development was working better than expected.

The Des Moines Register reports an Iowa State spokesman confirmed Monday that Dong-Pyou Han resigned in October after admitting he'd added human blood components to rabbit blood to make it appear a vaccine was spurring animals to build defenses against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The human blood was from people whose bodies had produced antibodies to HIV.

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