jikei university school of medicine

How The Pufferfish Got Its Spines

An international team of biologists has found that homologs of genes involved in hair and feather formation in other vertebrates are responsible for pufferfish spine development.

3D Artificial Skin Used To Treat Spina Bifida In Rats

Scientists have used artificial skin grafts grown from induced pluripotent stem cells to cover the developing spines of rat fetuses while still in the womb.

Fixing The Plumbing Issue In Stem Cell-Generated Kidneys

Lab-grown kidneys are now one step closer to reality with the demonstration that stem cell-derived kidneys can successfully excrete urine.