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 31, 2013

World's first iPS clinical research for retina regeneration begins

The world’s first clinical research using induced pluripotent stem cells, known as iPS cells, for the regeneration of retina begins Thursday, according to a Japanese team of researchers. The state-backed scientific research institute Riken, based in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, and the Foundation for Biomedical ...

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.

Mar 27, 2013

Making clinical use of iPS cells

Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research asks the health ministry for permission to do a clinical study using iPS cells to treat eye disease.

New prize awards Yamanaka $3 million

Feb 22, 2013

New prize awards Yamanaka $3 million

A U.S. foundation sponsored by top U.S. business executives said Wednesday it has selected 11 researchers, including Japanese stem cell researcher and Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka, as inaugural winners of the newly launched Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for their past achievements in the ...

Jan 30, 2013

Stockpile of artificial stem cells in works

Kyoto University professor Shinya Yamanaka has revealed that a project to stockpile artificially derived stem cells for clinical research will start in early February. The project is intended to create induced pluripotent stem cells from the blood of people with rare cell forms, known ...