I have to apologize to my readers from other countries. There is no forthcoming stuff at the moment. I am working on the cysteine swindle, where finnish companies are selling an amino acid as a fake medicine. The big player is a “healthcare” firm listed at the Helsinki stock exchange, which is led by cons and ex-cons (the company, not the stock exchange). The chairman is on probation for rape (!) at this very moment.
The Earlight Swindle will get one post, when the 2017 balance comes out, and the snail media will copy my stuff again without mentioning me.
About the other projects the yellow press will inform you around X-mas.
hilarious details about Valkee Ltd’s HumanCharger scam go untold because they don’t warrant a full blog post. As a present for Christmas Day, here’s the best of all.
The Valkee “research” group has published a number of trial results in unfavorable ways:
The only positive trial with evidence value for Valkee in a scientific journal was the one with the 22 ice hockey players supposedly pimped by earlight to better reaction, published in Frontiers in Physiology.
I say it was, because it had been until now.
It is a real pleasure for me to tell you, that this very special journal series was officially elevated to junk status, by Scholarly Open Access. That’s the No.#1 authority. The list is used by, for example, finnish universities to determine the standing of a publication.
With it, a second Valkee study goes down the tube, which is no longer on their website. It was in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.
The decision was overdue: The fake peer-review was obvious in the ice hockey article, where one of the authors was among the editors, and a dance instructor with no idea was assigned to review it by her lab boss. That’s not a fluke. It’s systematic pseudoscience done by Frontiers.
Is there anything left of Valkee’s evidence, among the ruins?
According to usually well-informed sources, there is one final blow still coming.
A nice Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!