February 28, 2015
Researchers at Kyoto University created cartilage tissue from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and successfully transplanted it into a pig, a feat that has promising applications in regenerative medicine.
February 27, 2015
NAGOYA--Scientists have developed a robot that resembles a polar bear but can gently carry elderly people or help them stand upright.
February 24, 2015
More black tea may just be what people with fragile bones need to maintain a healthier skeleton, according to research published Feb. 24 by Japanese scientists.
February 12, 2015
Japanese researchers have created optic nerve cells using iPS cells for the first time, a development expected to lead to more effective treatments for glaucoma and other eye diseases.
February 07, 2015
Researchers in Japan are taking a novel approach in their quest to develop strains of genetically modified rice to boost defenses against hay fever, a condition that makes life a misery for innumerable sufferers.
February 03, 2015
Japanese researchers have identified genetic mutations that may trigger episodes of gout, a finding that could lead to more effective treatments for sufferers.
January 27, 2015
Researchers have revived the cardiac functions of rats that suffered heart attacks by transplanting cell sheets derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into their hearts.
January 09, 2015
Ten people suffering from diabetes mellitus died after taking a new class of medications that have been on the market since last April, according to an Asahi Shimbun analysis.
January 07, 2015
Children with parents who smoke at home are at greater risk of being hospitalized in their early years, a long-term study shows.
January 05, 2015
Japanese men can reduce their risk of developing lower stomach cancer simply by eating a lot of vegetables, researchers at the National Cancer Center and other institutions found.
January 05, 2015
Many Japanese physicians are treating allergic reactions in ways that are inconsistent with expert guidelines, depriving patients of more effective means to alleviate their symptoms, according to a health ministry survey.
January 03, 2015
Experiments conducted on mice have found that a drug used to treat hepatitis B may suppress cancer cells from metastasizing.
December 19, 2014
Clinical trials will start for a genetically modified virus that can destroy cancerous cells in one of the most difficult types of tumors to treat, the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science said.
December 18, 2014
The British scientific journal Nature has named Japanese stem cell researcher Masayo Takahashi as one of Nature's 10 people who mattered in 2014.
December 11, 2014
The National Cancer Center in Tokyo began fully operating a new search system on Dec. 9 that helps patients find medical institutions that can better treat the type of carcinoma they have contracted.
December 10, 2014
SAGA--State-of-the-art rehabilitation assistance robots are helping stroke patients recover their bodily strength more efficiently than through conventional human therapy at the Saga University Hospital here.
December 05, 2014
Coron used to drag his hind legs when he walked, a result of a mysterious and incurable disease that affects the spinal cord of dogs.
December 04, 2014
KYOTO--Researchers announced Dec. 3 they had identified a marker of malignant transformation of colorectal cancer, a discovery that may enable physicians to treat the disease more efficiently.
November 25, 2014
Researchers succeeded in re-creating the basic structural unit of a kidney for the first time in the world, which they hope will lead to effective treatments of patients with renal failure.
November 24, 2014
A brain-dead girl under the age of 6 became only the second young child organ donor in Japan following the transplant of organs from a boy younger than that age in 2012.