Apr 17, 2015

Kyoto University, Takeda join hands on iPS cell venture

Kyoto University’s iPS cell research institute and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said Friday they will launch a 10-year, ¥20 billion joint program to focus on regenerative medicine and drug discovery using iPS cells. Professor Shinya Yamanaka, a Nobel laureate who heads the Center for iPS ...

Riot police raid Kyoto University dormitory

Nov 13, 2014

Riot police raid Kyoto University dormitory

Scores of fully-clad riot police raided a dormitory at one of the nation’s leading universities on Thursday, in an apparently heavy-handed response to a left-wing movement that may involve students. Ranks of helmeted officers carrying shields and wearing protective clothing converged on the dormitory ...

Sep 9, 2014

Kyoto University professor shares Lasker medical prize

Kyoto University professor Kazutoshi Mori shares this year’s Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Peter Walter of the University of California, San Francisco, for unraveling the inner workings of the cell to process proteins that serve as a basis for ongoing drug development ...

Seward out to have big impact in Japan

Sep 1, 2014

Seward out to have big impact in Japan


Kyoto University’s football team recently revealed that it had acquired Adam Seward, a former NFL player, as its new linebackers coach — perhaps the biggest news before the Kansai collegiate season kicked off this past weekend. And as much as the Gangsters — and ...