I also feel bad for a collaborator who actually discovered a certain effect and reported it to our lab (with nice figures and stuff). The first author just decided to repeat what the collaborator had done and now has the privilege of publishing it without even mentioning the collaborator (not even in the acknowledgement section). I wanted to ask the 1st author about it but I did not want to interfere in other people's business.
Im itching to return the deceitful favor.....but nah...I don't wanna stoop down to that level. I wish I had the heart to actually report some of the wrong doings to the journal (and the collaborator)...especially how some of the experiments were carried out and have been reported to be statistically significant (I talked to the first author several times about it, but nah, wouldn't budge)!
Edited by Sora, 12 June 2011 - 08:56 PM.