Tag - stem-cells



Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital in Tokyo. A team including researchers from the university said it had created miniaturized organs closely resembling the human placenta.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 9, 2024
Japanese team creates miniaturized human placentas
Researchers expect the organs will help with understanding how viruses infect the placenta.
The National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 24, 2023
Hospital seeks approval for embryonic stem cell treatment
The treatment targets babies with a congenital disorder that renders their livers unable to detoxify ammonia.
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
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 Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 12, 2020
Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia's extinct rhinos
Some skin, eggs and tissue samples are all that remain of Malaysia's last rhino, Iman, who died last November after years of failed breeding attempts.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 23, 2020
Osaka's Rohto to begin stem cell clinical trial for COVID-19 in August
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. said Tuesday it will begin a clinical trial in August using stem cells for a potential treatment for patients severely ill with COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 16, 2020
Japan team uses stem cells to spawn 1,700 trout from single fish
The researchers hope to apply the technique to bluefin tuna within around five years.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 11, 2020
Drugmaker eyes stem cell clinical test for coronavirus treatment
Japanese drugmaker Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. said Thursday it plans to launch a clinical trial using stem cells to develop a treatment for severe cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 8, 2019
Scientists protest conference speakers' 'Made in India' claims and trashing of Newton, Einstein and Hawking
Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world's greatest physicists and suggest modern breakthroughs such as in-vitro fertilization were in fact invented in ancient India.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 30, 2018
Pediatric center requests OK to launch embryonic stem cell trial for liver treatment
A medical institution has applied for permission to carry out a clinical trial that will attempt to use embryonic stem cells to treat babies with a severe liver condition, which would be a first for Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 17, 2018
First serious adverse reaction to iPS-derived retinal cell transplant reported
A patient who underwent transplant surgery using retinal cells derived from so-called iPS cells from another person has suffered a swollen retina, the team that carried out the world's first clinical trial of the procedure said Tuesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 4, 2018
Research on lab mice shows how alcohol damages stem cell DNA and ups cancer risk
Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body that can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2017
Tiny stem cell firms close in on major heart disease goals
The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp. abandoning the field in 2011.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 20, 2017
Kyoto researchers make mice egg cells from stem cells by adding vitamin A, protein
Researchers in Japan successfully created mouse egg cells from stem cells by adding vitamin A and protein, making progress toward technology that may be useful in human fertility treatment, a study published in a European science journal showed Tuesday.
Sep 7, 2017
Unauthorized cord blood treatments
The recent arrests over alleged unauthorized stem cell therapies using blood collected from umbilical cords and placentas has shed light on the shady aspects of these expensive treatments.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 27, 2017
Six arrested in connection with unauthorized cord blood treatments
Six people are arrested on suspicion of participating in unauthorized stem cell therapies using blood collected from umbilical cords and placentas after childbirth.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2016
Stem cells used to replace part of the human brain
Sometimes I imagine famous scientists and doctors from the past magically catching a glimpse of our modern world. Sure it's fun to picture their gawping faces, but the daydream also helps remind me that we take so much for granted these days. And, in fact, it illustrates the incredible pace of discovery, because you don't even have to go very far back in time before you are in a completely different era.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2016
Obokata questioned over alleged theft of Riken stem cell samples
The academic scandal over a debunked stem cell discovery has taken a criminal turn, with police questioning the scientist at the center of the storm.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 5, 2016
Age-linked hair loss caused by disappearing collagen, researchers say
A team of researchers, including Japanese scientists, has discovered the mechanism behind hair loss associated with aging, a finding that could pave the way for new ways to treat baldness.
Nov 6, 2015
Riken institute spent ¥145 million on discredited STAP stem cells study
The money, spent from fiscal 2011 to 2014, also included a subsequent investigation into research misconduct.


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