Apr 12, 2014

STAP

Stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency first came to the public's attention on Jan. 28, after the British journal Nature published research showing that Haruko Obokata and her team in Kobe had successfully reprogrammed the adult cells of mice into STAP cells by subjecting them to ...

Apr 1, 2014

High-profile stem cell papers contain fraudulent parts: Riken

Some portions of purportedly trailblazing stem cell research papers by Riken researchers and others were fraudulent, the government-backed institute acknowledged Tuesday. A Riken panel investigating allegations leveled at the papers on so-called STAP cells found that two sets of images used in the papers ...

Mar 16, 2014

Obokata to withdraw much-maligned thesis on stem cells

Haruko Obokata, the lead author of papers on allegedly groundbreaking stem-cell research, has expressed her intention to withdraw the doctoral thesis she submitted to Waseda University, an official at the college said. In an email to a faculty member at the university, Obokata, a ...

Mar 15, 2014

STAP papers discredited, but science may be sound

Although two high-profile research articles on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells were found to be flawed in an interim investigatory report by Riken, the state-affiliated institute stopped short of categorizing it as wrongdoing. In announcing the interim report, Riken said Friday there had ...

STAP papers discredited, but science may be sound

Mar 15, 2014

STAP papers discredited, but science may be sound

Although two high-profile research articles on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells were found to be flawed in an interim investigatory report by Riken, the state-affiliated institute stopped short of categorizing it as wrongdoing. In announcing the interim report, Riken said Friday there had ...

Stem cell papers had 'grave errors'

Mar 14, 2014

Stem cell papers had 'grave errors'

by Masaaki Kameda

The president of the government-backed Riken institute admitted Friday there were “grave errors” in two papers produced by its researchers on a possible method to create pluripotent stem cells but wouldn’t say whether the alleged irregularities were intentional. Separately Friday, Haruko Obokata, lead author ...