Haruko Obokata

Riken closes curtain on STAP cell scandal, but mystery lingers
Haruko Obokata, the scientist behind the STAP cell scandal, speaks at a news conference in Tokyo in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Riken, a leading research institute, wrapped up its investigation into a scandal that cut short the career of a high-flying stem cell scientist without getting to the bottom of ...
Riken to get Obokata to return portion of research funds over stem ...
Haruko Obokata, who worked at Riken research institute, speaks at a news conference in Osaka on April 9, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The disgraced scientist at the center of a high-profile STAP cell research scandal will be required to pay back a portion of the funds used in her research.
Nobel laureate Noyori to resign as president of embattled Riken,...
Ryoji Noyori (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ryoji Noyori, longtime president of the Riken research institute, has decided to step down as the head of the government affiliate, which has been mired in a scandal involving...
Game developer apologizes for disgraced stem cell scientist...
Many Internet users say the “Haruko Oppenheimer” character resembles disgraced scientist Haruko Obokata. (From the official website of the "Star Galaxy" online game)
In the "Star Galaxy" online game, “Haruko Oppenheimer” was a scientist conducting dangerous research under the theme "ultimate cell."
UPDATE: Riken eyes criminal charges against Obokata
Haruko Obokata, then a researcher at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, breaks down at a news conference in Osaka on April 9, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The institute that funded supposedly groundbreaking work by stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata said it is weighing legal action against her for irregularities that disproved...
Scientists question need for Obokata’s verification tests
The lab Haruko Obokata used to try to verify the existence of STAP cells (Provided by Riken)
Embattled scientist Haruko Obokata's failed attempt to replicate supposedly ground-breaking STAP cell research has been called into question by the scientific community, which...
Obokata resigns as Riken reports her failure to re-create STAP...
Shinichi Aizawa, center, a special adviser in charge of Riken's verification testing, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Dec. 19. At right is Hitoshi Niwa, a senior researcher at Riken. (Jun Ueda)
Embattled researcher Haruko Obokata and a separate team of independent researchers failed to replicate the creation of stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP)...
Obokata fails to create STAP cells; Riken ends all verification...
Riken researcher Haruko Obokata speaks at a news conference in April in Osaka. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Disgraced stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata has failed to produce so-called STAP cells, strengthening suspicions that she fabricated her findings that were once lauded as a...
Waseda tells researcher Obokata: Correct dissertation or lose...
Haruko Obokata, a researcher at the Riken institute, at a news conference in Osaka in April (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Waseda University said Oct. 7 that embattled researcher Haruko Obokata must correct her plagiarism-plagued dissertation within one year or be stripped of her doctorate.
Riken: No confirmation of STAP cells, but verification tests will...
Haruko Obokata, a researcher at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Riken research institute reported Aug. 27 that it has been unable to replicate a new type of pluripotent cells, known as STAP cells, so far in an experiment that would...
Riken scientist Sasai cited 'unjust bashing' from media in suicide ...
Yoshiki Sasai, deputy director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, at an April news conference (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
OSAKA--Prominent scientist Yoshiki Sasai left a suicide note for his family saying he had grown weary of the media during the scandal over STAP cell research, the bereaved...
Suicide of STAP scientist delays verification experiment
Yoshiki Sasai, deputy director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, committed suicide on Aug. 5. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Riken research institute will postpone a report on whether STAP cells exist following the death of a top scientist, who left a suicide note urging his disgraced protege to...
Mentor of disgraced STAP cell scientist commits suicide
Yoshiki Sasai, deputy director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, at an April news conference (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
KOBE--A mentor of a young scientist whose falsified research findings sparked a scandal that engulfed Japan’s scientific community died in an apparent suicide Aug. 5, Hyogo...
Waseda: Obokata committed plagiarism but can keep doctorate
Hideaki Kobayashi, a lawyer who chaired the investigation committee examining the dissertation submitted by Haruko Obokata, answers questions from reporters at Waseda University on July 17. (Takuya Isayama)
Waseda University said it has found widespread plagiarism in the dissertation written by Haruko Obokata, but the Riken research institute scientist will get to keep her Ph.D.
Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells
Riken researcher Haruko Obokata at a news conference in Osaka in April (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
NEW YORK--U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim on July 2, admitting to "extensive" errors ...
British journal Nature expected to retract STAP cell articles this ...
Riken researcher Haruko Obokata at a news conference in Osaka in April (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The prestigious British science journal Nature is set to retract an article it published in January on a new method of creating stem cells by Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata ...
Co-author of STAP cell papers suggests mice switched in experiments
Teruhiko Wakayama, a professor at the University of Yamanashi, explains a third-party genetic analysis of STAP stem cells on June 16. (Satoru Semba)
A university professor raised the possibility that former research colleague Haruko Obokata secretly switched mice in experiments that led to the much-praised but now-doubted...
Panel calls for end of Riken lab over STAP cell scandal;...
The Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe's Chuo Ward (The Asahi Shimbun)
An independent expert committee on June 12 told the Riken research institute that it should terminate its Center for Developmental Biology over the recent scandal concerning...
EDITORIAL: Riken needs more convincing steps to prevent research...
Riken President Ryoji Noyori and other officials of the national research institute hold a news conference in Tokyo's Chuo Ward on March 14.  (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Once hailed as a great discovery that could require biology textbooks to be rewritten, a study on a new method of creating stem cells has returned to a sea of hypotheses where...
Obokata, Vacanti heed request by Nature's editors to retract...
Haruko Obokata of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe and Charles Vacanti, a Harvard University professor (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
Embattled scientist Haruko Obokata and her Harvard University supervisor agreed to retract an article on a new stem cell mechanism at the recommendation of editors at the...