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.
November 18, 2014
Elderly women who have become shorter by 2 centimeters or more due to aging are at greater risk of heart disease, spinal fractures and pneumonia, a study shows.
November 11, 2014
Japanese researchers said they have developed a simple blood test that can determine if substances that cause Alzheimer’s disease are accumulating in the brain before the onset of the ailment.
November 08, 2014
Japanese researchers have created mice that are almost entirely transparent, a development that could lead to improved treatments for damaged organs, according to a recently published study.
November 05, 2014
A sleeping pill that promises a deep slumber without the risk of dependency is set to hit the market in Japan as early as this month ahead of its release overseas.
October 31, 2014
A public research organization announced Oct. 30 that it has entered into a joint venture to develop a new technology to mass produce cardiac muscle cells from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which could reduce the costs of drug trials.
October 24, 2014
Eleven people being treated for dementia have set up the country’s first advocacy group to raise awareness of the disease that mainly strikes the elderly.
October 24, 2014
Japanese researchers have identified one of the substances that cause rheumatoid arthritis, an unprecedented finding that could eventually lead to a cure for the disease.
October 23, 2014
KYOTO--Scientists here developed a method using human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that improves the survival rate of transplanted cardiac muscle cells, a finding that could eventually be used to treat heart attack victims.
October 11, 2014
MATSUMOTO, Nagano Prefecture--The Shinshu University School of Medicine and Japan's leading auto parts maker Denso Corp. unveiled a jointly developed assistance robot that supports a surgeon's arm during operations.
October 09, 2014
Research by the National Cancer Center suggests that the more obese a woman is, the more likely she is to develop breast cancer.
October 02, 2014
Japanese researchers say allergies like atopic dermatitis and those involving food may be preventable if moisturizer is applied to the skin of newborns after birth.
September 30, 2014
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--Patients suffering from fatty liver disease could significantly improve their conditions by regularly hopping on a platform that transmits vertical and horizontal vibrations throughout their bodies, according to researchers at the University of Tsukuba.