National / 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. None of the affected iPS cells, which are used for regenerative medicine, have been used for transplantation, ...

The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

Stage Feb 5, 2019

The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

by Nobuko Tanaka

Students and stage fans will see whether a hastily arranged series of performances of Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" this weekend can break a decades-long standoff over the closure of Japan's oldest student dormitory: the wooden Yoshida ryō (Yoshida Dormitory) at Kyoto University. The Japanese-style ...