Haruko Obokata

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...
Obokata agrees to pull main STAP cell article
Haruko Obokata at a news conference on April 9 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Haruko Obokata, the scientist accused of fabricating her research into a new type of stem cell, has agreed to withdraw her groundbreaking article published in the British...
Wrong image found in another of Obokata’s STAP reports
Haruko Obokata at a news conference on April 9 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An incorrect image has been found in a second report on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells published in the British scientific journal Nature, fueling...
Riken rejects Obokata's appeal, concludes she doctored, fabricated ...
Haruko Obokata at a news conference on April 9 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Riken national research institute on May 8 concluded that cell biologist Haruko Obokata committed wrongdoing in her research and rejected the young scientist’s demand for ...
Obokata's mentor cites 3 pieces of evidence supporting STAP cell...
Yoshiki Sasai, center, deputy director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology and a co-author of Haruko Obokata’s articles on the "stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency" phenomenon, attends a news conference on April 16 in Tokyo. (Yosuke Fukudome)
A co-author of what were once considered groundbreaking reports for regenerative medicine dismissed widening skepticism of the existence of the “stimulus-triggered...
STAP research co-author takes blame for not adequately supervising ...
Yoshiki Sasai, deputy director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on April 16. (Yasuhiro Sugimoto)
A mentor of embattled scientist Haruko Obokata, now at the center of a research controversy, took responsibility on April 16 for inadequately supervising her on their research...
Obokata takes issue with Asahi Shimbun report on potential new...
An emotional Haruko Obokata explains her position at a news conference in Osaka on April 9. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Haruko Obokata, the young scientist at the center of a scandal over a new stem cell mechanism, lashed out at an Asahi Shimbun report of another potential error in her...
Obokata's Harvard adviser still backs existence of STAP cells
Harvard University professor Charles Vacanti (Taken from Facebook)
KYOTO--The Harvard University professor who served as adviser to Haruko Obokata, the embattled young scientist at the center of a research controversy, insisted that her...
VOX POPULI: Stop this mudslinging and find the elusive STAP cell
Stem-cell biologist Haruko Obokata of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology defends her claim that she engineered STAP cells at a news conference in Osaka on April 9. (Eijiro Morii)
Aesop’s fables are timeless. There once was a pentathlon athlete in ancient Greece. Upon his return from traveling to various lands overseas, he started bragging about his...
Cell scientist Obokata rejects Riken's accusations of misconduct
Haruko Obokata, head of a research unit at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology, bows at the beginning of a news conference in Osaka on April 9. (Mari Endo)
OSAKA--Haruko Obokata, the embattled young scientist at the center of a science scandal, disputed her employer’s assertion that she fabricated data and doctored photos in her ...