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Principal Investigators

Uehiro Research Div. for iPS Cell Ethics  
Misao Fujita (Professor)

Publications

Sawai T, Sakaguchi H, Thomas E, Takahashi J, Fujita M.

The Ethics of Cerebral Organoid Research: Being Conscious of Consciousness Stem Cell Reports. 2019; 13(1):470-477

Ozeki-Hayashi R, Fujita M, Tsuchiya A, Hatta T, Nakazawa E, Takimoto Y, Akabayashi A.

Beliefs held by breast surgeons that impact the treatment decision process for advanced breast cancer patients: a qualitative study. Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy.2019; 11: 221-229.

Sawai T, Hatta T, Fujita M.

Japan significantly relaxes its human-animal chimeric embryo research regulations. Cell Stem Cell. 2019; 24 (4): 513-51.

Fujita M, Tabuchi K.

A rebuttal to Akabayashi and colleagues' criticisms of the iPSC stock project. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2019; 45(7):476-477.

Sawai T, Hatta T, Fujita M.

The Japanese generally accept human-animal chimeric embryo research but are concerned about human cells contributing to brain and gametes. Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 2017; 6(8): 1749-1750.

Sawai T, Hatta T, Fujita M.

Public attitudes in Japan towards human-animal chimeric embryo research using human induced pluripotent stem cells. Regenerative Medicine. 2017;12(3):233-248.

Takashima K, Takimoto Y, Nakazawa E, Hayashi Y, Tsuchiya A, Fujita M, Akabayashi A.

Discovery and informing study participants of incidental findings detected in brain magnetic resonance imaging studies: review and multi-institutional study. Brain and Behavior. 2017;7(5):e00676.

Sawai T, Fujita M.

The problem of dual use in relation to decoded neurofeedback. AJOB Neuroscience. 2016; 7(4): 253-254.

Fujita M, Hatta T, Reina O, Akabayashi A.

The current status of clinics providing private practice cell therapy in Japan. Regenerative Medicine 2016;11(1):23-32.

Takahashi S, Fujita M, Akabayashi A.

"Mottainai" embryos and the earthquake. J Clin Res Bioeth. 2015;7:258

Ikka T, Fujita M, Yashiro Y, Ikegaya H.

Recent Court Ruling in Japan Exemplifies Another Layer of Regulation for Regenerative Therapy. Cell Stem Cell 2015; 17(5): 507-508.

Fujita M, Hatta T, Sawai T, Takahashi J.

Risk of Tumorigenesis and Patient Hope. AJOB Neuroscience 2015; 6: 69-70.

Fujita M, Hayashi Y, Tashiro S, Takashima K, Nakazawa E, Akabayashi A.

Handling incidental findings in neuroimaging research in Japan: current state of research facilities and attitudes of investigators and the general population. Health Research Policy and Systems 2014; 12: 58.

Fujita M, Yashiro Y, Suzuki M.

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater: a critique of Sparrow's inclusive definition of the term 'in vitro eugenics.' J Med Ethics. 2013 Aug 28.

Takahashi S, Fujita M, Fujimoto A, Fujiwara T, Yano T, Tsutsumi O, Taketani Y, Akabayashi A.

The decision-making process for the fate of frozen embryos by Japanese infertile women: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Ethics 2012; 13: 9.

Fujita M, Matsui K, Monden M, Akabayashi A.

Attitudes of medical professionals and transplant facilities toward living donor liver transplantation in Japan. Transplantation Proceedings 2010; 42: 1453-9.

Fujita M, Slingsby BT, Akabayashi A.

Transplant tourism from Japan. American Journal of Bioethics 2010; 10(2): 24-6.
Books

Akabayashi A, Fujita M.

The present and future of stem cell therapy in Japan. In: Uehiro T (ed). Ethics for the Future of Life, 9-19. Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics; 2013.
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