Stem cell research advances
- Ahead of the Curve. Walsh, Bryan; Oda, Yuki; Sekiguchi, Toko // Time International (South Pacific Edition);6/25/2007, Issue 24, p38
This article introduces Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. The article discusses Yamanakaâ€™s research while explaining how he was able to genetically reprogram the skin cell from a mouse to revert back into the equivalent of its embryonic state. The...
- IPSCs: One cell to rule them all? Eisenstein, Michael // Nature Methods;Jan2010, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p81
The article reports on the developments made in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by scientist Shinya Yamanaka and his team at Kyoto University in Japan. As reported, iPSCs were formed by reprogramming the adult mouse fibroblasts, that is aimed at targeting...
- iPS cells: potent stuff. Baker, Monya // Nature Methods;Jan2010, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p17
The article reports on the significance of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in the study of biology and application in human diseases. As stated, the technique developed by scientist, Shinya Yamanaka's lab at Kyoto University, Japan enabled mature rat cells behave like embryonic stem...
- MAKING STEM CELLS FROM SKIN. Wenner, Melinda // Popular Science;Oct2008, Vol. 273 Issue 4, p54
The article reports that scientists have discovered how to make stem cells from skin, potentially solving the ethical problems associated with obtaining stem cells from embryos. Scientists led by Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan discovered four genes which turned human skin cells...
- Protecting your gray matter. // R&D Magazine;June97, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p11
Reports that researchers at Kyoto University have developed an artificial protective membrane capable of replacing damaged dura matter. What the membrane consists of.
- MOUs: A Kyoto Protocol? LESTZ, MICHAEL E. // New England Journal of Higher Education;Spring2009, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p31
The article presents information on Kyoto University's (KU) model for memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreements. It notes that KU is able to establish international links with the view of aligning these with its core mission. The global links that KU has with tier-one colleges and...
- Obituary: Toshisada Nishida (March 3, 1941-June 7, 2011). Mitani, John; Waal, Frans; Hosaka, Kazuhiko; McGrew, William; Nakamura, Michio; Nishimura, Akisato; Wrangham, Richard; Yamigiwa, Juichi // International Journal of Primatology;Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p10
The article presents an obituary for Toshisada Nishida, a researcher of primate behavior, who was the head of Department of Zoology at Kyoto University, Japan.
- Spatial modulation of femtosecond laser writes 3D waveguides in glass. // Laser Focus World;Nov2010, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p10
The article offers information on the femtoprint project of a research team from the University of Kyoto and the New Glass Forum Research Laboratory using femtosecond laser and light modulator (SLM) to generate a glass three dimensional (3D) waveguide splitters.
- Chemistry: Metalâ€“organic catalyst. D. P. C. // Nature;7/8/2010, Vol. 466 Issue 7303, p162
The article reports on the results of a study, conducted by Hiroshi Kitagawa of Kyoto University in Japan and colleagues, which investigates the use of copper-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as an electrocatalyst for the oxidation of ethanol.