May 2, 2015

Team converts skin cells into nerve-like cells

A Japanese team said Friday it has managed to convert human skin cells directly into cells with similar characteristics to nerve cells that in the future could help treat patients with damaged nerves. The conversion involves the use of special compounds during cell culture, ...

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 ...