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RIKEN

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2014
Researcher won't retract STAP cell paper
Embattled biologist Haruko Obokata has no intention of retracting one of her discredited stem cell papers as demanded by the government-funded Riken institute, which has concluded she falsified parts of the paper, her lawyer said Monday.
JAPAN
May 8, 2014
Riken stands behind STAP paper probe
The Riken institute states that it will not reopen its probe into the so-called STAP cell papers, leaving biologist Haruko Obokata guilty of research misconduct.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2014
STAP probe head quits over breach
The head of Riken's investigation panel into the 'STAP cell' controversy quits after admitting to falsifying photos in one of his own research papers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 21, 2014
Obokata beefs up defense with new papers
Embattled stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata submitted additional documents to the state-backed Riken Institute on Sunday to back up her denials of alleged misconduct in her research methods, and called for more time to prepare evidence, her lawyer said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Apr 20, 2014
'STAPgate' shows Japan must get back to basics in science
On Jan. 30, as NHK kicked off its evening news program with upbeat music, footage aired of a young woman with immaculately coiffed brown hair wearing pearl earrings and her trademark "kappogi," a Japanese-style white apron.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 16, 2014
Obokata mentor, co-author: STAP cells just a ‘hypothesis’
Though evidence points to the existence of STAP cells, they are still only a hypothesis worthy of study, a co-author of the papers on the revolutionary but unproved method to create pluripotent stem cells says.
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2014
STAP replication 'not conclusive'
A dispute over whether the work of a third party supports Riken biologist Haruko Obokata's discredited discovery enters the STAP cell spotlight.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 14, 2014
Internet raises misconduct risk
The road to glory for a scientific pioneer leads to temptations to plagiarize background info and must pass through a panel of 'referees' who may be inclined to judge a research paper by the name of the author rather than its contents.
EDITORIALS
Apr 14, 2014
More disclosure needed at Riken
The besieged doctor of 'STAP,' Haruko Obokata, has come out swinging in defense of her papers on pluripotent cells, which appeared in the journal Nature, but her attempt to justify her research seems naive, leaving many questions unanswered.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 10, 2014
Riken panel mulls steps to prevent misconduct
The state-backed Riken research institute on Thursday held the first meeting of a panel set up to explore ways to prevent research data from being falsified as alleged in the STAP cell study carried out by Riken researcher Haruko Obokata.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2014
Obokata says STAP cell discovery not fabrication, claims Riken dissuaded her from giving her side of story earlier
Apologetic but resolute in the face of intense international scrutiny of her stem cell research, Haruko Obokata stood by her claim Wednesday that she had discovered so-called STAP cells.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 8, 2014
Obokata files appeal for reinvestigation
Haruko Obokata files an appeal with the government-backed Riken institute demanding a reinvestigation of allegations of misconduct against her.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 7, 2014
Obokata to address STAP study controversy Wednesday
The Riken researcher accused of fabricating parts of a trailblazing study on a new stem cell technique will address the matter Wednesday, her lawyer says.
EDITORIALS
Apr 3, 2014
STAP cell scandal still unsettled
An investigative committee of the government-backed Riken research institute puts Dr. Haruko Obokata on the defensive, accusing her of data fabrication and manipuation in writing two papers in which she claimed to have discovered a groundbreaking method to create pluripotent stem cells.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 2, 2014
Hasty Riken STAP report draws fire
The investigation into two controversial stem cell papers fails to clear up some allegations, including the veracity of so-call STAP cells.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 1, 2014
Obokata falsified data in STAP papers: probe
A probe into possible “research misconduct” by the authors of two potentially revolutionary papers on pluripotent stem cells turns up two instances of deliberate falsification.
JAPAN / Science & Health
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2014
New doubts, over mice used in trials, further cloud STAP cell research by Riken
The Japanese researcher and lead author of two recent papers on groundbreaking stem cell research that have been called into question gave a co-author stem cells produced from mice of different genetic lines than originally asked for.
EDITORIALS
Mar 19, 2014
Riken's credibility on the line
The prestigious government-backed Riken Research Institute finds itself in the awkward spot of defending its credibility as a science institute after 'grave errors' were found in two recent papers describing a possible new method for creating pluripotent stem cells.
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2014
U.S. scientist corrects Obokata's 2011 stem cell study
A U.S. scientist who assisted Haruko Obokata with what appeared to be groundbreaking stem cell research has corrected a paper she published in a U.S. magazine in 2011, citing an erroneous figure.

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