Kyoto: Researchers suspected of fabricating stem cell report, skipping animal tests

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A team of researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine are currently under fire for allegedly altering research data for favorable results, and possibly doing clinicalstem cell trials on humans without the required animal testing phase. The research team is under the leadership of Professor Hiroaki Matsubara, who was known for doing intensive research about heart conditions. Matsubara had resigned at the end of February this year.

The inquest started when an investigatory committee was sent to look into probable lapses in the research team’s procedure in treating a heart attack patient with stem cells in a 2004 clinical operation.

View the original article here: Kyoto researchers suspected of fabricating stem cell report, skipping animal testing before human trial

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