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First iPS cell transplant patient makes progress one year on

A woman in her 70s being treated for an eye disease is making good progress a year after she underwent the world’s first transplant using iPS-derived cells, a team of researchers said Friday. The team, comprising members from the Riken institute and the Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation Hospital, ...

'Flesh-eating disease' cases on rise in Japan

Sep 3, 2015

'Flesh-eating disease' cases on rise in Japan


The number of patients nationwide who contracted streptococcol toxic-shock syndrome (STSS) — a deadly condition popularly known as “flesh-eating disease” — reached 291 by Aug. 23, a record high, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Thursday. The infection, which is fatal in almost ...