Apr 25, 2014

Team announces breakthrough in mass production for iPS cells

A Japanese research team said Friday it has developed a method for mass producing human cells that can develop into other tissue. The team, including Norio Nakatsuji of Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, announced the outcome of joint research conducted with Nissan ...

Mar 22, 2014

Kyoto University's bold hiring move

The recent news that Kyoto University will publicly seek candidates for its next president from abroad, as well as from Japan, may come as a shock to some in academia.

Center starts iPS cell stockpiling project

Dec 5, 2013

Center starts iPS cell stockpiling project

The Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application has started creating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) for stockpiling for future use in regenerative medicine and clinical research, officials said. The cell stockpiling project is being led by the center’s director, Shinya ...

Nov 19, 2013

Yamanaka team finds genes to identify defective iPS cells

A research team led by Nobel laureate and Kyoto University professor Shinya Yamanaka, the discoverer of induce pluripotent stem cells, has turned up genes that can help identify defective human iPS cells lacking differentiation ability. The discovery could make it easier to remove such ...

Jul 8, 2013

Safety first with iPS transplants

A Kyoto University research team is to be applauded for getting the go-ahead to test the safety of an iPS transplant procedure on six patients with an age-related eye disease.

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 ...