Regenerative medicine: Sparking a ‘made-in-Japan’ medical revolution

December 7, 2018
by Rakuten.today
Regenerative medicine: Sparking a ‘made-in-Japan’ medical revolution

Regenerative medicine can completely transform medical care and Japan is playing a leading role in this effort, according to Masayo Takahashi, a world-renowned stem cell researcher and ophthalmologist at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, speaking at the Rakuten Technology Conference 2018. Regenerative medicine refers to an experimental branch of medicine that seeks to replace diseased cells, tissue or organs. The development of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which can be turned into any other type of cell, has served as rocket fuel for the field. “With iPS cells, we can treat patients with their own cells, so we […]

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