National Topics

Apr 25, 2014

Team announces breakthrough in mass production for iPS cells

A Japanese research team said Friday it has developed a method for mass producing human cells that can develop into other tissue. The team, including Norio Nakatsuji of Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, announced the outcome of joint research conducted with Nissan ...

Obokata beefs up defense with new papers

Apr 21, 2014

Obokata beefs up defense with new papers

by Masaaki Kameda

Embattled stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata submitted additional documents to the state-backed Riken Institute on Sunday to back up her denials of alleged misconduct in her research methods, and called for more time to prepare evidence, her lawyer said Monday. The documents, emailed to ...

Europe joins observation satellite race

Apr 12, 2014

Europe joins observation satellite race

by Victoria Bryan and Maria Sheah

Europe on April 3 launched the first satellite of its multibillion-dollar Copernicus Earth observation project that will supply valuable images in the event of natural disasters or even a plane crash. The Sentinel-1a satellite, which blasted off into Earth’s orbit from Europe’s spaceport in ...