Tag - stap-cells



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
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.
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.
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
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 Times
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
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 Times
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 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
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.
May 14, 2014
Riken's actions are inadequate
Riken should not place the blame for the STAP cell research controversy on Obokata alone.
Japan Times
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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 / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2014
Protocol of STAP cell generation posted online
A refined protocol for generating so-called STAP cells was posted Thursday on a researcher website for Brigham and Women's Hospital, which is where a co-author of controversial papers on potentially groundbreaking stem cell research works.
Jan 30, 2014
U.S. team conducts study using new cell technique in monkeys
A research team at Harvard conducts a study on monkeys paralyzed by spinal cord injuries using a newly found technique for turning specialized cells into multipurpose ones that behave like embryonic stem cells.


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