These papers have all been peer-reviewed, but no editor or peer reviewer noticed a huge problem.
Warning: this might make your jaw drop.
Here it is:
"YXQ-EQ Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Signaling Pathways Important for Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Cells"
Here, I am specifically investigating the "YXQ-EQ" method.
Let me repeat that, so it is very clear: nothing.
No "Briefly, this involved...".
Only that it lasted 5 minutes.
If not given by authors in revised manuscript, that is reason to reject. That is the strength of #PeerReview.
Apparently, none of the reviewers/editors asked this question.
I suddenly realize that "Yan Xin Qigong" refers to the name of the first author. It is his method, and only Dr. Yan Xin has written about it.
"External Qi of Yan Xin Qigong Inhibits Activation of Akt, Erk1/2 and NF-kB and Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Colorectal Cancer Cells"
Dr. Yan Xin will take the cancer cells to a private room, and will do something secret. So secret that he can only do it in a locked room. Then he will give the cells back. And voila - they are dead.
I am open to other suggestions too.
You can read more about Qi here:
If it happens behind closed doors, scientists have every reason to be suspicious.
Seven sets of peer-reviewers and editors who were not doing their jobs.
Not everyone is in a position to call out bad science, so thank you, concerned reader, for raising this issue.
Be like this concerned reader.
Read the continuation here:
I just sent an email to the journal editors and research integrity officers involved in all 6 papers about the Yan Xin Qigong external force method, with a link to the initial tweet. Because it is 2019.