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JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 8, 2014
Riken says stressed researchers need quiet environment after colleague's suicide
The Riken research institute has released a rare statement asking that its researchers be given "a quiet environment" to continue their research, in response to the suicide of its stem cell researcher Yoshiki Sasai earlier this week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 6, 2014
Reform panel chief says STAP researcher's suicide could have been prevented
Yoshiki Sasai's suicide could have been avoided if the Riken institute had implemented reforms and accepted his resignation months ago, the former head of an independent panel says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2014
Obokata injured while fleeing pack of NHK reporters, lawyer says
Embattled researcher Haruko Obokata is injured in a tussle with NHK reporters after driving to a hotel to escape them on her way home from work.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 18, 2014
Waseda rapped on dissertation scrutiny
Education minister Hakubun Shimomura said Friday he will ask Waseda University, which accepted the 2011 dissertation of then-doctoral candidate Haruko Obokata, to improve its dissertation-screening process after the school's investigation panel said the previous day the study was marred by several flaws, including copyright infringement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jul 5, 2014
Ongoing Obokata story seeks out scandal
The paper, titled "Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency," was accepted by the British science journal Nature on Dec. 20, 2013, and published online on Jan. 29, 2014. The authors were listed as Haruko Obokata, Teruhiko Wakayama, Yoshiki Sasai, Koji Kojima, Martin P. Vacanti, Hitoshi Niwa, Masayuki Yamato and Charles A. Vacanti.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 5, 2014
Nature issues mea culpa for failing to learn from past instance of science fraud
British science journal Nature said Thursday it had failed to learn from a past instance of research misconduct, a day after it retracted two stem cell papers that were widely condemned as substandard.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2014
Embattled researcher Obokata arrives at Riken to prove STAP cells
The lead author of two controversial stem cell papers has arrived at the Riken institute, where she will try to verify her research findings, once touted as trailblazing.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 30, 2014
Nature to pull Riken stem cell papers
The British science journal Nature will soon retract two Japanese papers on stem cells in light of a series of misconduct allegations surrounding the research, sources said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2014
Beleaguered Obokata rebuts co-author, vows to prove STAP cells do exist
The lead author of two controversial stem cell papers has agreed to retract them, but she says wants to prove the findings remain valid.
EDITORIALS
Jun 17, 2014
Reforming Riken
The government-affiliated Riken research institute should heed the recommendations from an expert panel to undertake concrete reforms aimed at preventing the recurrence of a scandal that recently cast doubts on the credibility of scientific research in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 16, 2014
STAP paper co-author recants
A researcher who helped write two stem cell papers discredited earlier this year changes his tune about the existence of STAP cells after an independent analysis.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 14, 2014
Adviser to Riken unit to quit over 'STAP' controversy
A special adviser to the biological research center at the state-backed Riken institute said Saturday that he will resign, two days after an outside panel recommended disbanding the entity after two high-profile studies led by staff member Haruko Obokata had to be withdrawn from a British science journal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 13, 2014
Severe penalties sought for Riken, Obokata over STAP scandal
A third-party reform panel set up by the government-backed Riken institute has called for severe penalties for stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata and her supervisors, and for the biology center where she works to be disbanded.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2014
Riken panel says Obokata's STAP overseers should quit
A committee of outside experts will demand the resignation of Riken's director and a deputy who advised Haruko Obokata, a source at the institute says.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 5, 2014
Hiring of Obokata under microscope
Doubts emerge over a research proposal that embattled stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata submitted to the Riken institute to win her current position.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 4, 2014
Besieged Obokata agrees to retract primary STAP cells paper
Geneticist Haruko Obokata, who drew global attention with an apparently revolutionary paper on STAP cells, will retract the report, the government-backed Riken institute announced on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 28, 2014
Embattled STAP cell scientist Obokata to retract research paper
Embattled scientist Haruko Obokata has agreed to retract one of two STAP cell research papers from the journal Nature, but maintains she will not retract the other one, her lawyer said Wednesday.
JAPAN
May 22, 2014
Obokata silent on new STAP gripe
Embattled cell biologist Haruko Obokata can neither confirm nor reject a recent claim by the government-backed Riken institute that there are further inaccuracies in images in one of the research papers she co-wrote on stem cell development, her lawyer said Thursday.
EDITORIALS
May 14, 2014
Riken's actions are inadequate
Riken should not place the blame for the STAP cell research controversy on Obokata alone.

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