Tag - ips



Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 1, 2017
First-ever trial of drug using iPS cells to begin at Kyoto University
Kyoto University researchers are set to begin the world's first clinical trial of a drug identified using iPS cells to treat a rare bone disease, the university said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jun 14, 2017
Transplants using iPS cells put Riken specialist at forefront of regenerative medicine research
When she entered medicine in the mid-1980s, Masayo Takahashi chose ophthalmology as her specialty, she said, because she wanted to have a family and thought the discipline would spare her from sudden work calls in the middle of the night, helping her best balance work and life.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 7, 2017
Riken-linked team set to test transplanting eye cells using iPS from donor
A Japanese research team said Monday it will begin the world's first clinical trials involving transplanting retinal cells grown from iPS stem cells obtained from one person to another.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 1, 2017
Health ministry OKs transplants involving retinal cells grown from donor iPS cells
A health ministry panel gives permission to conduct the world's first transplants of retinal cells grown from artificially derived donated stem cells to stop macular degeneration.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 26, 2017
Todai-led team creates mouse pancreas in rat in treatment breakthrough
A team led by University of Tokyo researchers has successfully created a healthy pancreas from mouse stem cells inside the body of a rat, in a first between different species, a study published in the British science journal Nature showed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 7, 2017
Japan, German researchers trying to save endangered rhinos using iPS cells
With just three of animals left alive, Japanese scientist offers aid in quest to repopulate northern white rhinoceros.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 28, 2016
Japan team seeks to transplant retinal iPS cell grown from another person's stem cells
A Japanese research team has applied for state approval to conduct the world's first clinical study of transplanting retinal cells grown from artificially derived stem cells of another person, the health ministry said Thursday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 18, 2016
Japanese team produces massive number of eggs from mouse iPS cells
A team of researchers has achieved a world's first by using induced pluripotent stem cells from a mouse tail to produce a large number of eggs in vitro.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 17, 2016
Kyoto University team produces quality stem cells from umbilical blood
A research institute produces stem cells for stockpiled use in regenerative medicine from the umbilical blood of a newborn.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 28, 2016
Japanese Nobel laureate Yamanaka seeks to use AI in iPS cell treatment
Japanese Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka says he sees potential for tapping artificial intelligence to more quickly and accurately check the safety of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in regenerative medicine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 3, 2016
Fujifilm's new chief aims to make drug operations profitable
Fujifilm Holdings Corp.'s new president, Kenji Sukeno, aims to make its pharmaceutical operations profitable and said the company will consider acquisitions to bolster growth in sectors where it has an existing presence.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2016
Japanese team finds new way to create, research Parkinson's stem cells
Researchers from Juntendo and Keio universities have come up with a quicker and easier way to generate iPS cells from people with Parkinson's disease, a discovery they claim will go a long way in developing a cure for the neurological disease.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 11, 2015
Kyoto University's potential iPS cell therapy for Parkinson's may be delayed
A research team at the Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application is delaying a possible therapy for Parkinson's disease, saying it will likely not apply for safety screening before next year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 2, 2015
First iPS cell transplant patient makes progress one year on
A woman in her 70s being treated for an eye disease is making good progress a year after she underwent the world's first transplant using iPS-derived cells, a team of researchers said Friday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 8, 2015
Hitachi, Kyoto University to compare iPS cell data for disease research
Hitachi Ltd. and Kyoto University's iPS cell research institute will launch a project to compare induced pluripotent stem cells generated from patients with diseases and from healthy volunteers to help develop new drugs and learn more about disease mechanisms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jun 16, 2015
Nobel laureate Yamanaka allies with Takeda in hunt for blockbuster drugs
When Christophe Weber went after his first deal as head of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., he veered off the well-worn path to the U.S. and Europe and went to Japan's Kyoto University instead.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 17, 2015
Kyoto University and 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.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 31, 2015
Fujifilm to acquire U.S. biotech company
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.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 24, 2015
Kyoto University Hospital to open iPS cell therapy center in 2019
Kyoto University Hospital says it will open a center to conduct clinical studies on induced pluripotent stem cell therapies in 2019 year.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 18, 2014
Eye expert Takahashi lauded for iPS cell advances by Nature
Ophthalmologist Masayo Takahashi, who led the world's first transplant of tissue generated from iPS stem cells, makes this year's top 10 list at the science journal Nature.


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