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Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to Dr. Yamanaka!

Our Institute Director, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, now shares the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Dr. John B. Gurdon “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent”. Congratulations Dr. Yamanaka! Read more: The Official Press Release The announcement on the CiRA Homepage In the last 3 years, the beginning of October […]

1st International CiRA Symposium

The 1st International CiRA Symposium is being held today. Last year, this event was postponed due to the tragedy that struck Eastern Japan. We are glad to say that despite difficulties, the Japanese spirit never swayed throughout recovery. This year, researchers from all over Japan and abroad are able to convene again to discuss the […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to Everyone! This year is the Year of the Dragon. So let’s be like the Dragon, build upon our previous efforts, and strive to climb higher. Wishing all of you a productive and successful New Year!

Earthquake and Tsunami hit Tohoku area, Japan

One of the world’s largest earthquakes struck off the East coast of Japan. To the victims of this disaster we send our deepest sympathies.

CiRA Officially Opens

Official opening of the new Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) Building. Click to read the article on the CiRA website.