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A stem cell fix for limbs

Patients with renal failure and blocked arteries in their legs respond favorably to a new kind of stem cell therapy

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Narrowing a treatment plan for asthma

Asthma attacks come in three forms, and each requires a different management approach

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Weighing the Asian response to statins and stroke risk

Understanding the long-term use of statins for preventing stroke recurrence in Asian patients

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Tight quality control pays off for prostate cancer treatment

Standardized nationwide staff training in prostate cancer treatment in Japan contributes to high patient survival rates 

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Validating biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease across ethnicities

Are the markers of early Alzheimer’s disease similar across populations?

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FEATURES

Collaborating against cancer

Convening for the fourth year, Japanese and Taiwanese academics continue to push forward together to tackle critical medical science issues.

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Casting a wider net for big data benefits

Embracing big data promises to expand the knowledge brought by clinical trials and lead to safer therapies

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Launching a wealth of medical knowledge

An authoritative source of medical information for almost 120 years, the MSD manuals are now freely available online in Japanese

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Living well to a hundred and beyond

The public were given a preview of therapies that promise to preserve the quality of life of people well into old age

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INFOGRAPHICS

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a debilitating and incurable condition. But researchers have found fresh angles of attack, and a host of upcoming treatments raise the prospect of a durable victory against this common form of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Repairing the neural highway

The spinal cord rarely repairs itself when damaged, but ways of encouraging nerves to regrow are on the horizon.

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Closing the gap

A bone fracture that fails to heal after initial treatment can lead to prolonged disability. Regenerative therapies might help to restart the bone-healing process, getting the people affected back in action.

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Saving life and limb

Many people with critical limb ischaemia have no option but to have the affected limb amputated. Can regenerative medicine offer an alternative?

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COLLABORATIONS WITH NATURE

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Nature Outlook: Regenerative medicine

Nature Vol. 540, S49 (07 December 2016)

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