Oct 30, 2015

Waseda to strip biologist Obokata of doctorate

Waseda University in Tokyo is set to revoke the doctoral degree of Haruko Obokata, the biologist who rocked the scientific community by fabricating data during highly touted research on stem cells, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The former Riken researcher was last ...

Former Kyoto U. chief to take helm at scandal-plagued Riken

Mar 24, 2015

Former Kyoto U. chief to take helm at scandal-plagued Riken

Former Kyoto University President Hiroshi Matsumoto will replace Nobel laureate Ryoji Noyori as head of the Riken research institute, the science ministry decided Tuesday. Noyori, 76, will leave the post on March 31, halfway through his third term through March 2018, after a difficult ...

Japanese team develops proteins that glow

Mar 24, 2015

Japanese team develops proteins that glow

A team of Japanese researchers has developed proteins that produce light visible to the naked eye, according to a paper published online Tuesday by the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The proteins, called “Nano-lanterns” and which release green, orange or ...