Jul 1, 2014

Obokata to join cell verification experiment at Riken

The government-backed Riken research institute said it will allow discredited researcher Haruko Obokata to participate in an experiment to verify whether her so-called STAP cells exist as she claims. Starting Tuesday, Obokata was to join a verification experiment that began in April at her ...

Riken exec urges strict surveillance of Obokata, verification tests

Jun 27, 2014

Riken exec urges strict surveillance of Obokata, verification tests

Experiments to verify the existence of so-called STAP cells should be conducted under strict monitoring, the head of a state-backed research center said amid growing doubts about discredited studies led by one of its researchers. “It’s necessary to ensure an environment in which misconduct ...

Apr 16, 2014

Harvard scholar who co-authored STAP papers says cells undoubtedly exist

Harvard University professor Charles Vacanti says STAP cells able to develop into various tissue undoubtedly exist. Vacanti, co-author of two Nature articles at the center of a worldwide controversy, made the remark at an international academic meeting in Kyoto on Tuesday, according to participants ...