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Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 20, 2015
Riken to ask Obokata for ¥600,000 in publishing fees for debunked paper
Riken said Friday that it would ask disgraced former researcher Haruko Obokata for about ¥600,000 in compensation for fees associated with publishing the results of her now-discredited research into so-called STAP cells.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2015
Nobel laureate Noyori to resign as Riken head
Nobel laureate Ryoji Noyori, head of the Riken institute, intends to step down after a difficult year caused by last year's botched stem cell study, sources close to the matter said.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 20, 2015
Researchers create stem cell-derived retina tissue
A Japanese team of researchers has developed a method of creating three-dimensional retinal tissue from human embryonic stem cells, according to a study published on Thursday in an electronic edition of British science journal Nature Communications.
Feb 18, 2015
Blight of research misconduct
Strong pressure on scientists to make notable achievements — and thereby secure research funds — is fueling research misconduct.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 10, 2015
Riken serves Obokata, others with penalties; charges could follow
The research institution at the center of a scandal over faked work is putting most of the blame on scientist Haruko Obokata and to a lesser extent three of her former colleagues.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 27, 2015
Obokata may face criminal charges as former colleague alleges she stole stem cells
A criminal investigation now seems likely in the STAP stem-cell research debacle after a former Riken researcher filed a criminal complaint against disgraced scientist Hau00adruu00adko Obou00adkau00adta.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 6, 2015
Obokata does not appeal panel's condemnation of STAP cell study
The Riken research institute said Tuesday that former employee Haruko Obokata did not file an appeal in response to a report by its investigative panel that her debunked STAP cells were likely created instead from embryonic stem cells.
Dec 30, 2014
End of the STAP dream
At the very least, the education ministry, Riken research institute officials and others must determine what went wrong with the dream of STAP cell research and push for drastic change in Japan's research environment.
Dec 26, 2014
'STAP cells' claimed by Obokata were likely embryonic stem cells
An investigative panel at Riken says the debunked “STAP” cells generated by one of its scientists were likely created instead from embryonic stem cells.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2014
Vexed Riken halts Obokata's bid to prove stem cell discovery
Discredited scientist Haruko Obokata's quest to prove her stem cell discovery comes to an end as Riken halts a monthslong attempt to verify the “STAP cell” phenomena.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 18, 2014
Obokata fails to reproduce 'STAP cell' discovery
Embattled scientist Haruko Obokata has failed to reproduce her so-called STAP cell discovery at the Riken research institute, it is learned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 1, 2014
Fear of unknown barrier to iPS cures, expert says
Masayo Takahashi, who led the world's first operation to implant induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into a human body, says greater Japanese understanding of the risks and benefits of new medical procedures is key to achieving her goal of standardizing the procedure one day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 29, 2014
Obokata to wrap up STAP cell reproduction bid
Discredited stem-cell biologist Haruko Obokata will end her attempts to reproduce so-called STAP cells this weekend as scheduled, officials at the Riken research institute say.
Oct 24, 2014
Riken top brass to take pay cuts over STAP cell scandal
The Riken research institute has announced pay cuts for its top brass, in connection with an embarrassing international scandal over research on so-called STAP cells.
Sep 21, 2014
iPS treatment window opens
This month's transplant of a retina sheet made of induced pluripotent stem cells into a human being marks a Japanese milestone toward the application of iPS cells in the treatment of disease.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2014
After STAP scandal, Riken plots its future
With recent revelations of misconduct involving its research on so-called STAP cells, stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata and her employer, Riken Institute, have come under intense scrutiny and criticism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 28, 2014
Efforts to replicate STAP cells fall flat
The Riken research institute said Wednesday that ongoing efforts to reproduce so-called STAP cells — whose existence was first claimed by scientist Haruko Obokata in the British journal Nature — have failed.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 13, 2014
U.S. co-author of retracted STAP papers to leave hospital post
Charles Vacanti, an American researcher who co-authored controversial papers on stem cell development, will quit his post at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Sept. 1.
Aug 8, 2014
STAP scandal turns fatal
Not only has the reported STAP cell discovery come to naught, it has also resulted in a leader in the research of regenerative medicine deciding to end his life.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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