Fear of unknown barrier to iPS cures, expert says

National / Science & Health Dec 1, 2014

Fear of unknown barrier to iPS cures, expert says

Masayo Takahashi, who led the world's first operation to implant induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into a human body, says greater Japanese understanding of the risks and benefits of new medical procedures is key to achieving her goal of standardizing the procedure one day. About ...

Editorials 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.

National Dec 19, 2013

Stem-cell researcher Takahashi gets plug from Nature

A researcher at Riken Center for Development Biology is one of British science journal Nature's five persons to watch in 2014, recognizing her work using artificially made stem cells to restore damaged retinas of blind people. Masayo Takahashi, project leader at the government-funded research institute, ...