Nobel Prize winners say sites falsely cite research

by louabbott on September 11, 2006

Fort Worth Star-Telegram/September 11, 2006

Nobel Prize winners say sites falsely cite research

Three Nobel Prize-winning scientists have complained to New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer that Web sites are falsely tying their research to the dietary supplements of Mannatech Inc.

The Nobel laureates, members of the faculty at The Rockefeller University in New York, complained early this year after a cease-and-desist letter written to Mannatech on behalf of one of them, Günter Blobel, failed to get results, according to Harriet Rabb, the university’s vice president and general counsel.

“Dr. Blobel was the one most vexed by this, because [the use of his name] has gone on the longest and been the most explicit,” she said.

Blobel was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1999. The other scientists who signed off on the complaint, Paul Greengard and Paul Nurse, won in 2000 and 2001, respectively.

Mannatech, a direct-sales company based in Coppell, sells its products through a network of independent associates, many of whom maintain their own Web sites.

Rabb said she has been informed by the attorney general’s office that it is looking into the matter.

Steven Rains, Mannatech’s associate general counsel, said the company is dealing with the issue and has been told by the attorney general’s office that it is satisfied with the company’s efforts.

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