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STAP

LIFE / Language
Apr 12, 2014
STAP
Stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency first came to the public's attention on Jan. 28, after the British journal Nature published research showing that Haruko Obokata and her team in Kobe had successfully reprogrammed the adult cells of mice into STAP cells by subjecting them to stress
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.
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 / 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.
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 / Science & Health
Mar 16, 2014
Obokata to withdraw much-maligned thesis on stem cells
Haruko Obokata, the lead author of papers on allegedly groundbreaking stem-cell research, has expressed her intention to withdraw the doctoral thesis she submitted to Waseda University, an official at the college said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 14, 2014
Stem cell papers had 'grave errors'
The president of the government-backed Riken institute admitted Friday there were "grave errors" in two papers produced by its researchers on a possible method to create pluripotent stem cells but wouldn't say whether the alleged irregularities were intentional.
EDITORIALS
Mar 12, 2014
Was breakthrough premature?
Questions and suspicions have challenged the validity of a Japanese scientific paper that reported in January on a method for reprogramming body tissue cells into stem cells by simply exposing them to acidic liquids.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 11, 2014
Lab may have to retract groundbreaking stem cell paper as questions arise
A government-affiliated laboratory considers retracting a research paper on a trailblazing method to create stem cells that drew global attention after one of the co-authors said the paper should be withdrawn until certain aspects are confirmed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2014
Yamanaka takes issue with claims STAP cells are safer than iPS option
Nobel Prize-winning scientist Shinya Yamanaka, facing reporters in Kyoto, decried "three misconceptions" about the induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells that he developed in relation to STAP cells were recently unveiled.
EDITORIALS
Feb 3, 2014
New horizon in stem-cell research
A team of scientists led by 30-year-old Dr. Haruko Obokata has challenged the established theory in biology that it is impossible to reprogram specialized cells to become stem cells without tampering with cell nuclei.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Jan 30, 2014
STAP may advance cancer fight, medicine
The new stem cell developed by the Riken institute and Harvard University is a breakthrough that shows we can use a simple method to reprogram mature body cells into an immature state similar to cells in a fertilized egg.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 30, 2014
Trials, errors, but expert kept chin up
On her path to success, 30-year-old Haruko Obokata, who began experimenting on stem cells in 2008 while conducting research at Harvard University toward a scientific breakthrough, had to face rejection and criticism.

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