Neuroscience News posted an update 6 years, 4 months ago
This is an important article regarding stem cell research:
Stem Cell Scientist Guilty of Falsifying Data
– Haruko Obokata, a stem cell scientist at the RIKEN Center for Development Biology in Kobe, Japan, has been found guilty of misconduct by a committee of investigators led by her own government-funded institute after other researchers questioned the findings.
In January, Obokata, with colleagues both in Japan and in the U.S., published two papers claiming to describe a surprising new way to generate stem cells from already developed cells. The process involved simply stressing the mouse cells, either with an acidic solution or with physical force, to turn back the clock on their development and revert back to an earlier stem cell stage in which these cells could then be made into any of the body’s hundreds of cell types.
More at the Time.com article.
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