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Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.


Tue.14:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 21:00
Wed.2:30 - 3:00
8:30 - 9:00

Aug. 5, Tue.

iPS Cells: On The Verge of Clinical Application
The Current Status of iPS Cell Studies

Science Watcher Tomoko Tashiro and Doctor Hideyuki Okano of Keio University

It's been 7 years since Doctor Yamanaka of Kyoto University created human iPS cells. The world's first clinical application of iPS cells to treat age-related macular degeneration begins in Japan this year. Doctor Okano of Keio University joins us to tell us about the iPS cell treatment he's developing for spinal cord injuries. We'll also cover the breakthrough that Doctor Eto of Kyoto University made regarding platelet mass-production. Michelle visits a Takumi that also works with cells!

An Unparalleled Cell Picking Technology

Jul. 29, Tue.*This program was first broadcast on Aug. 13, 2013

World's First iPS Cell Human Clinical Research Coming Soon!

Dr. Masayo Takahashi (right) in the studio with Katsuyuki Sakai

A treatment to recover lost vision using iPS cells is on the horizon. Dr. Masayo Takahashi will lead the world's first human clinical research, and the world is watching! Dr. Takahashi joins us to explain all about this groundbreaking project, and what inspired her to take on the retinal regenerative therapy challenge. And don't miss 2012 Nobel prizewinner Professor Shinya Yamanaka revealing the promise Dr. Takahashi made to him 6 years ago. Come explore the cutting edge of regenerative medicine.

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