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Retraction note: Protective and antidiabetic effects of extract from Nigella sativa on blood glucose concentrations against streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic in rats: an experimental study with histopathological evaluation
Diagnostic Pathologyvolume 11, Article number: 125 (2016)
The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:137
The Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have retracted this article  because the scientific integrity of the content cannot be guaranteed. An investigation by the Publisher found it to be one of a group of articles we have identified as showing evidence suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. This article showed evidence of plagiarism (most notably from the articles cited [2–5]) and peer review and authorship manipulation.
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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-137.