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Japan conducted world’s first surgery to implant “iPS” stem cells to restore human sight

| Sports and Health News | 09/13/2014

iPS cell treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

World’s 1st iPS transplant performed
Date: Sep 12, 2014
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

KOBE (Jiji Press) — A team led by RIKEN researcher Masayo Takahashi performed a transplant of retina cells on Friday on a woman suffering from an eye disease, in the world’s first clinical study using induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells.

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Japanese researchers succeeded in controlling the progression of ALS, in mice by transplanting cells made from iPS cells

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 06/26/2014

Stem Cell Reports: Focal Transplantation of Human iPSC-Derived Glial-Rich Neural Progenitors Improves Lifespan of ALS Mice

iPS derived cells help improve ALS in mice
Date: Jun 26, 2014
Source: NHK World

A group of Japanese researchers say they have succeeded in controlling the progression of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in mice by transplanting cells made from iPS cells, or pluripotent stem cells.

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Award of Honor Gala 2013 – Japan Society of Northern California

| Events, Science and Technology Events & Expo | 08/25/2013

Japan Society of Northern California

Award of Honor Gala 2013 – Japan Society of Northern California
Venue: The Westin St. Francis in Union Square
Location: 335 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
VIP Reception: 5:30 PM
General Reception: 6:00 PM
Dinner Program: 7:15 PM
Organizer: Japan Society of Northern California

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