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As STAP Papers are Retracted, A Riken Researcher Mulls Stalling World-First Trial

July 2, 2014 2:55 pm | by Cynthia Fox | Articles | Comments

Just as Nature was setting about retracting two famous Riken CDB papers claiming to make “STAP” stem cells from ordinary cells, another Riken researcher said she might suspend a world-first clinical trial of a competing—legitimate—stem cell technique. But within hours, she modified her views, according to Riken.

One Japan Stem Cell Institute Soars, One Struggles

June 18, 2014 12:59 pm | by Cynthia Fox | Articles | Comments

As Nobel Prize-winning scientist Shinya Yamanaka regaled a New York crowd with advances that may...

Breaking News: Growing Concerns Over STAP Cell Sources

March 27, 2014 10:25 am | by Cynthia Fox | Blogs | Comments

Cloning pioneer Teru Wakayama found two STAP stem cell batches made for recent...

Lab-treated Tissues Allow Infertile Woman to Give Birth

September 30, 2013 3:26 pm | by MALCOLM RITTER - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted...

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Youngest Patient Ever Gets Lab-made Windpipe

April 30, 2013 3:41 pm | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in South Korea in 2010.

High Cesium Level Found in Fish by Fukushima Plant

March 17, 2013 3:03 am | by MALCOLM FOSTER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant says it has detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught close to the plant. That's 7,400 times the government limit for safe human consumption. The bottom-dwelling fish called a...

‘Zombie Worm’ Development Unveiled

March 13, 2013 9:40 am | News | Comments

How do bone-eating worms reproduce? A new study sheds light on this question through a detailed observation of the postembryonic development and sexual maturation of Osedax worms, also known as “zombie worms.”

New Technology Allows Scientists to Capture and Preserve Cancer Cells Circulating in the Bloodstream

December 17, 2012 9:27 am | by RIKEN Advanced Science Institute | News | Comments

Scientists report a new nanoscale Velcro-like device that captures and releases tumor cells that have broken away from primary tumors and are circulating in the bloodstream. This new nanotechnology could be used for cancer diagnosis and give insight into the mechanisms of how cancer spreads throughout the body.

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