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.
September 22, 2014
KOBE--Masayo Takahashi, a researcher who led the world’s first surgery of implanting induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into a human body, said many more years are needed to make the technology a common treatment method.
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.