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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Mar 10, 2018
An odyssey from brain scientist to creative mind
Satoki Nagata, a neuroscientist-turned-photographer captures the fleeting nature of life experiences in Chicago
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 17, 2018
First serious adverse reaction to iPS-derived retinal cell transplant reported
A patient who underwent transplant surgery using retinal cells derived from so-called iPS cells from another person has suffered a swollen retina, the team that carried out the world's first clinical trial of the procedure said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 31, 2017
Riken-backed group targets hair changes as new way to gauge human health
A group including state-affiliated research institute Riken has started a joint study to develop technology to analyze human health based on changes in people's hair shape and components.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 7, 2017
Riken-linked team set to test transplanting eye cells using iPS from donor
A Japanese research team said Monday it will begin the world's first clinical trials involving transplanting retinal cells grown from iPS stem cells obtained from one person to another.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Dec 4, 2016
Riken mind bender stays one step ahead of virtual reality
Imagine you are standing on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped bridge suspended 1,200 meters above the Colorado River. You are likely to get dizzy and freeze up at the thought of venturing out onto the 10-cm thick glass.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 1, 2016
With 'nihonium,' Japanese scientists become first from an Asian country to name atomic element
The government-backed Riken research institute has said its proposed name for the atomic element 113 "nihonium" has been approved by an international body. It is the first case in which scientists from an Asian country have named an atomic element.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 28, 2016
New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch
In contrast to the familiar images of cows grazing in the picturesque Alps, Switzerland is a country also known for its technological innovations, in particular in civil engineering.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 19, 2016
Government to back AI technology development in medical, production sectors
The government plans to promote the development of artificial intelligence technology in cooperation with other entities for use in medical, manufacturing and other sectors to mitigate the expected labor shortages that will result from an aging society, officials said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 8, 2016
Japanese scientists name atomic element 113 'nihonium'
A team that discovered the atomic element 113 names it “nihonium,” after the Japanese name for Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 24, 2016
In first interview since '14, scandal-hit Obokata says she has received job offers from U.S., Germany
Disgraced scientist Haruko Obokata says she has received offers from American and German scientists to continue her research.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2016
Obokata questioned over alleged theft of Riken stem cell samples
The academic scandal over a debunked stem cell discovery has taken a criminal turn, with police questioning the scientist at the center of the storm.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Feb 7, 2016
As technology improves, future of organic solar cells looks bright
The stereotypical image of solar cells may be of panels placed on the roofs of homes or of vast rivers of panels lined up on large swaths of land, often called mega-solar projects.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2016
Obokata breaks silence, suggests colleague bears blame for STAP debacle
A former star scientist with the Riken research institute who was accused of fraud in 2014 tells her side of the story.
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2015
Riken institute spent ¥145 million on discredited STAP stem cells study
The money, spent from fiscal 2011 to 2014, also included a subsequent investigation into research misconduct.
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2015
Waseda University strips Obokata of Ph.D.
Tokyo's Waseda University will revoke the doctorate of cell scientist Haruko Obokata, because she failed to correct inaccuracies in her thesis as requested.
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 2, 2015
First iPS cell transplant patient makes progress one year on
A woman in her 70s being treated for an eye disease is making good progress a year after she underwent the world's first transplant using iPS-derived cells, a team of researchers said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 24, 2015
Seven labs worldwide confirm 'STAP' cells cannot be reproduced
Seven laboratories have confirmed that a type of stem cell said to have been discovered by a Japanese scientist in now-retracted papers could not be reproduced, despite over 100 attempts, according to research published Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 7, 2015
Obokata returns STAP cell paper publication fees to Riken
Former Riken researcher Haruko Obokata has returned about ¥600,000 that went toward publishing her papers — since retracted — on STAP stem cells in the journal Nature, the research institute said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 1, 2015
New Riken chief pledges to restore trust after scandal
The newly appointed head of the Riken research institute has pledged to restore its reputation as a global leader in the field.

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