Research that made international headlines with a purported breakthrough in the creation of highly valuable stem cells has been found to contain falsified and manipulated data, according to a panel of Japanese investigators.
The Japanese stem cell scientist who was accused of misconduct by her own research institution apologized Wednesday for making careless mistakes but insisted that her STAP stem cells are real.
In a feat that experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn?t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA.
As new revelations further discredit a highly publicized Japanese study on the use of acid to create so-called STAP stem cells, scientists in the U.S. have quietly announced a research breakthrough that involves a more traditional means of producing the amazingly versatile cells.
Every Thursday morning, Judith Sydner-Gordon puts on the same simple uniform: khaki cargo pants and an electric orange T-shirt with a saber-toothed cat emblazoned across the front. Recently, she added an accessory, a miniature canine skull that dangles from a silver chain around her neck.
Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years.
The Swann Gallery in New York is holding a large auction of 20th century illustrations that features the works of Maurice Sendak. There are many books by Sendak and those he illustrated, some original sketches, signed books and a first edition of "Where the Wild Things Are," with an inscription that includes a drawing of one of his Wild Thing monsters. "Dear Reed -- This certainly looks like a first edition -- it has all the wrong colors in the right places!" Sendak wrote beside the figure of a dancing Wild Thing. His inscription and signature follow. Swann Galleries said the first edition of "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963, was printed with...