First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
Without knowing the cells’ mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern

Without knowing the cells’ mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.

Without knowing the cells’ mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.

Japan
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2018
Unlike judges in the European Union, a government panel in Japan says transgenic modification and genome editing are not the same.
Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
Alison McCook, Retraction Watch | May 4, 2018
The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan.
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs
The Scientist Staff | Mar 2, 2018
The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear, Macrobiotus shonaicus
Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia
Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia
Steve Graff | Nov 1, 2017
These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Ashley Yeager | Sep 28, 2017
Marine species survived rafting thousands of kilometers on debris swept into the water by the giant wave, scientists say.
RIKEN Head Leaving Early
RIKEN Head Leaving Early
Kerry Grens | Mar 10, 2015
Ryoji Noyori is stepping down from his post as the leader of the premier Japanese research institute before his tenure expires.
More Retractions for Tokyo Scientist?
More Retractions for Tokyo Scientist?
Kate Yandell | Jul 26, 2013
A university panel has detected irregularities in 43 papers by Shigeaki Kato.
First Ever iPS-Cell Trial a Go
First Ever iPS-Cell Trial a Go
Bob Grant | Jul 22, 2013
The Japanese government will allow a study of stem cell therapy using patients’ own cells, reprogrammed to be stem cells, to treat vision loss.
Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire
Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire
Chris Palmer | Jun 25, 2013
Scientific societies in Japan contend that a plan for an NIH-like agency to oversee the country’s science ministries will squash basic research.