Takara Bio starts domestic phase II of oncolytic virus HF10

In this study, Takara Bio will evaluate the effectiveness, safety, immunological tests etc. when HF 10 and ipilimumab are administered concomitantly for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic malignant melanoma. HF10 is an attenuated strain of Herpes Simplex...

Rat-derived islet cells cure diabetic mice for more than one year

The group of Tomoyuki YAMAGUCHI at the University of Tokyo has reported that mouse ES and iPS cells transformed to pancreatic cells in rats and transplanted into diabetic mice could maintain the blood glucose level in the test mice for more than one year. Nature, Jan....