Stem-cell pioneer banks on future therapies

Cyranoski, David
August 2012
Nature;8/9/2012, Vol. 488 Issue 7410, p139
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the plans of Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University to build stem cell bank to be used for therapeutic purposes. It says that the scheme called the Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cell Stock, gained support from the country's health ministry committee. It mentions various efforts of the country to move iPS cell therapies to the clinic such as the project to relieve Parkinson's disease worth 2.5 million dollars a year and the human clinical trial involving iPS cells.


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