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 ...

Sep 21, 2014

iPS treatment window opens

This month's transplant of a retina sheet made of induced pluripotent stem cells into a human being marks a Japanese milestone toward the application of iPS cells in the treatment of disease.

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 ...

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.