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Kyoto University researchers have found a way to create “near-indefinite” volumes of early-stage sperm and egg cells from iPS cells — a milestone that could potentially lead to new infertility treatments.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 21, 2024
New Japan study on germ cells may help advance infertility treatments
The research aims to expand our understanding of how human germ cells develop, and also opens up possibilities for creating sperm and egg cells in a lab.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 25, 2023
Japan team creates offspring using eggs from male mice cells
The research by the team, led by Osaka University professor Katsuhiko Hayashi, was the first time in the world that eggs were produced from cells taken from male mammals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 17, 2022
Kyoto University eyes providing gene-edited iPS cells from 2023
The CiRA Foundation has already developed iPS cells using blood from donors who have types of immunity that make them less prone to transplant rejections.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2022
Japan team proves iPS-based cornea transplants are safe in first clinical trial
Three of the patients in the clinical trial experienced improved eyesight, with one improving from 0.15 to 0.7, the Osaka University team said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 14, 2022
Japanese university uses iPS cells in first treatment of spinal cord injury
Some 5,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries every year in Japan and the number of people living with spinal cord injuries is said to exceed 150,000.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 1, 2021
Drug that stops ALS progression found using iPS cells from patients
The team reproduced the disease by culturing iPS cells derived from the skin of patients into motor neurons.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 16, 2020
Kobe hospital conducts world-first transplant of iPS photoreceptor cells
There are some 30,000 sufferers of pigmentary retinal degeneration in Japan and no known treatment, but Kobe City Eye Hospital is working to change that.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 3, 2020
Japan researchers create tiny bronchi to develop drug for COVID-19
It is hoped the miniature organ will serve as a better model for evaluating anti-viral drugs' efficacy than a single cell.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2020
Osaka University transplants iPS cell-based heart cells in world's first clinical trial
An Osaka University team said it has carried out the world's first transplant of cardiac muscle cells created from iPS cells in a physician-initiated clinical trial.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 25, 2020
Kyoto University team gets OK from ministry for plan to transplant iPS-derived cartilage into knee joints
An expert panel of the health ministry on Friday approved a clinical research program proposed by a Kyoto University team to transplant cartilage made from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to damaged knee joints.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 13, 2020
Gene abnormalities occur in iPS cell conversion process
Cancer-related genetic abnormalities have reportedly occurred during the process of transforming induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells supplied by Kyoto University into intended cell types at recipient research institutes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2019
Japan approves research program to grow human organs in pigs
A science ministry committee on Monday approved a research program to grow human organs, such as the pancreas, inside the bodies of pigs for use in medical transplantation.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 30, 2019
Osaka University develops stem cell spray to treat heart failure
Osaka University said Friday it has developed a new treatment for heart failure that involves spraying stem cells directly onto the critical organ.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 28, 2019
Kyoto University seeks approval to use iPS cells in treatment for damaged knees
Kyoto University said Wednesday it has asked for government approval to conduct a clinical trial that involves transplanting cartilage made from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to treat damaged knee joints.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 24, 2019
University team to seek approval for iPS-based heart treatment trial
A university research team will seek government approval by the end of October to carry out a clinical trial using iPS cells to treat a serious heart condition, Osaka University officials said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 26, 2019
Japanese-led team creates functioning structure of mini-organs from human iPS cells
A team led by Japanese researchers said Thursday that it had created a miniature multiorgan structure from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, in a world first.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 29, 2019
Osaka University team conducts world's first iPS transplant for corneal disease
The team transplanted extremely thin sheet-like corneal tissues produced from another individual's induced pluripotent stem cells that had been stored at Kyoto University.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2019
Japanese research into growth of human organs in animals gets preliminary approval
A science ministry committee of experts on Wednesday approved Japan's first research involving the injection of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into fertilized animal eggs with the aim of growing human organs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 28, 2019
University of Tokyo plans experiment to grow human organs in pigs within about a year
The University of Tokyo plans to start an experiment to grow human pancreases in pigs for transplantation using induced pluripotent stem cells, better known as iPS cells, a professor leading the project said recently.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 24, 2019
Eye-opener: Japanese doctor's work with iPS cells puts macular degeneration on notice
Science has Dr. Masayo Takahashi's mother to thank, in a way, for some of the most notable developments in regenerative medicine using stem cells.

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