Mar 31, 2015

Fujifilm to acquire U.S. biotech company

by Kazuaki Nagata

Fujifilm Co. said Monday it will buy a U.S.-based developer of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to strengthen its position in the field of regenerative medicine field, especially new drug development. Fujifilm said the firm has agreed with Cellular Dynamics International Inc. (CDI) to ...

Oct 15, 2014

Embryonic stem cells clear key hurdle in eye trial

Embryonic stem cells transplanted into 18 patients with deteriorating eyesight restored some vision in more than half of the volunteers, researchers in the longest study into the fledgling technology reported Tuesday. Stem cells derived from embryos “could provide a potentially safe new source of ...

German museum grows, displays 'living' van Gogh ear

Jun 6, 2014

German museum grows, displays 'living' van Gogh ear

An artist has created a partly living replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famously severed ear, a German museum said. Diemut Strebe, who is known for working with biological material, collaborated with scientists to reconstruct the painter’s ear using 3-D printers and authentic living material ...