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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
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.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 7, 2014
Waseda to strip Obokata of doctorate unless she corrects her dissertation
Waseda University said Tuesday it will strip embattled researcher Haruko Obokata of her doctorate unless she corrects her dissertation, following her involvement in the scandal earlier this year related to research on so-called STAP cells.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
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.
EDITORIALS
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.
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 / Science & Health
Jul 3, 2014
Nature journal retracts STAP papers, citing 'critical errors'
Science journal Nature officially retracts two stem cell papers published by a team of Japanese and U.S. scientists whose “ground-breaking” work was undermined by errors.
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.

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