Month: January 2013

Technology budget of Japanese government in FY2013 will be 3,6 trillion Yen (~37 billion €), about 10 billion € over plan

In a cabinet meeting on January 15, 994,9 billion Yen (~10 billion €) were cleared as supplementary budget, about 40 % for technology promotion. MEXT obtains an additional 721 billion yen, METI 152 billion yen, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of 23 billion yen, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare about 9 […]

RIKEN/Kyoto University group produces human rejuvenated antigen-specific T cells (“killer cells”) by reprogramming to pluripotency and redifferentiation

Clonally expanded antigen-specific CD8+ T cells from an HIV-1-infected patient were reprogrammed to to pluripotency. The T cell-derived induced pluripotent stem cells were then redifferentiated into CD8+ T cells that had a high proliferative capacity and elongated telomeres. These “rejuvenated” cells possessed antigen-specific killing activity and exhibited T cell receptor gene-rearrangement patterns identical to those […]

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