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.
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.