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Feb 20, 2015

Researchers create stem cell-derived retina tissue

A Japanese team of researchers has developed a method of creating three-dimensional retinal tissue from human embryonic stem cells, according to a study published on Thursday in an electronic edition of British science journal Nature Communications. The research team at the Kobe-based Riken Center ...

Feb 18, 2015

Alcohol-free drinks get health stamp

Two beerlike nonalcoholic beverages on Wednesday obtained government recognition as a foodstuff with known health benefits, the first such designation for this group of products, despite a warning by an advisory panel that it might lead to more minors consuming alcoholic drinks. The Consumer ...

Feb 6, 2015

Hospital pioneers Magneto-style stem cell surgery

In a world first, a team at Hiroshima University Hospital on Friday conducted regenerative knee surgery using a technique that employs magnets to concentrate iron-laced stem cells around damaged cartilage, it said. The endoscopic surgery is less arduous for the patient, said the team ...

Feb 6, 2015

Japanese Ebola drug works: France

The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research said Thursday that clinical trials of the Japanese influenza drug Avigan Tablet, also known as Favipiravir, are showing encouraging results on Ebola patients in Guinea. The office of the French president was informed of the ...