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STAP

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panel recommended disbanding the entity after two high-profile studies led by staff member Haruko Obokata had to be withdrawn from a British science journal.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 Times
JAPAN
Jun 3, 2014
Obokata agrees to STAP experiment
Embattled researcher Haruko Obokata will comply with a demand to help conduct an experiment to see whether STAP cells actually exist, her lawyer says.
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.
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
Apr 17, 2014
Riken affair boosts orders for anti-plagiarism software
Universities are purchasing software systems that help detect plagiarism in academic papers as the 'STAP cell' flap threatens the credibility of scientists at Riken.
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.

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