Editorial: iPS Paper Falsified, Shinya Yamanaka to Fulfil Responsibility

  On January 22, it was revealed that an assistant professor at Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA – headed by Shinya Yamanaka) carried out fabrication and falsification of a research paper.   Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are a type of pluripotent cell which can differentiate into any type of […]

Nobel Prize Doctor Yamanaka: Stem Cell Progress ‘Just the Beginning’

  Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, 55, became more widely known after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2012. Five years before that, however, in November 2007, he announced that he had generated human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells).    His research on treating illnesses has seen impressive progress, […]