September 18, 2014
KYOTO--Researchers said a combination of patient-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and drugs designed to lower cholesterol could lead to an effective treatment for a rare but intractable bone disorder.
September 13, 2014
Japanese researchers conducted the world's first surgery to implant induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into a human body, representing a major step forward for regenerative medicine.
September 09, 2014
Kyoto University professor Kazutoshi Mori and a fellow U.S. researcher won the most prestigious medical award in the United States for their groundbreaking work on cellular processes that contribute to a range of diseases.
August 19, 2014
Researchers said they are developing a method that will enable the early detection of 13 common types of cancer from just one blood test.
July 19, 2014
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture--Japanese researchers are developing a computerized camera system that can see through the hands and heads of surgeons and record their operating techniques.
July 10, 2014
Japanese researchers have succeeded in engineering a large number of cancer stem cells from colorectal tumors, paving the way to developing more effective treatment for malignant tumors.
July 09, 2014
Physicians at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital administered an anesthetic to 16 children at levels that could cause fatal side effects, documents obtained by The Asahi Shimbun have revealed.
July 02, 2014
Japanese scientists have produced offspring for the first time from sperm generated from testicular tissue that had been removed from newborn mice and then frozen, giving hope that young cancer patients can one day father children.
June 28, 2014
Hyperuricemia, a condition that increases a person's chances of being crippled with gout, is affected more by mutations in a particular gene than by obesity or habitual drinking, researchers say.
June 27, 2014
KYOTO--Scientists have delayed the progression of an incurable neural disease by transplanting human cells derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into affected mice.
June 20, 2014
Parents should think twice before pushing their children to scale Mount Fuji.
June 09, 2014
The number of people who have contracted syphilis reached 548 as of May 25, on pace to top last year's mark of 1,226 cases, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
June 07, 2014
Slim elderly men are at twice the risk of developing conditions requiring nursing care than their overweight counterparts, according to a research team at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology.
June 07, 2014
FUKUOKA--Elderly smokers are at twice the risk of developing senile dementia than their nonsmoking counterparts, according to a 15-year study by a Kyushu University research team.
May 17, 2014
KYOTO--Researchers at Kyoto University have unraveled the mechanism behind diaper rash, which has long been a painful problem not only for infants, but also for the elderly.
May 15, 2014
KYOTO--Surgeons at Kyoto University Hospital transplanted part of a man's right lung into his wife's left lung, the medical institute announced May 14. It was the world’s first such living donor lung transplant.
May 09, 2014
A newborn's risk of developing atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, could be cut by 30 percent if a moisturizing agent is applied right after birth for a prolonged period, according to a new study.
May 03, 2014
KOBE--A Kobe hospital is organizing a prosthetic arm bank to lend artificial limbs to children who can use the devices for training ahead of acquiring their own prosthetic arms.
April 06, 2014
KYOTO--A new venture capital company spun off from Kyoto University is attempting to develop a cancer therapy that uses induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to rejuvenate debilitated immune cells.
March 31, 2014
Researchers are warning about the potential spread of an elusive bacterium that has killed two patients and infected more than 100 others in hospitals in western Japan.