Mar 10, 2015

Organ transplant mediator inspected after mistakes

The health ministry on Tuesday launched its first on-site inspection of the Japan Organ Transplant Network following errors it made in selecting recipients for kidney transplants. The inspection, based on the organ transplant law, was prompted by the network’s failure to select the optimal ...

Apr 19, 2013

Mother donating kidney to son dies in surgery

A kidney donor has died during a transplant operation for the first time in Japan, the Japan Society for Transplantation said Thursday. The 65-year-old woman suffered massive bleeding and died during endoscopic surgery to remove a kidney for transplantation into her son at Doujin ...

Jan 23, 2013

Kyoto team generates kidney tissue from iPS cells

A research team at Kyoto University has succeeded in generating kidney tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, for the first time ever. The accomplishment by the team led by Kenji Osafune, an associate professor at the university’s Center for iPS Cell ...