Nature:The Brainmaker

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NatureThe Brainmaker

 

On the issued on 23 Aug 2012, a report entitled “The Brainmaker” and written by Nature’s Asia-Pacific correspondent David Cyranoski introduced a Japanese scientist – YoshikiSasai and his research achievements. Professor YoshikiSasai is a stem-cell biologist at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan. Sasai has impressed many researchers with his green-fingered talent for coaxing neural stem cells to grow into elaborate structures. As well as the optic cup, he has cultivated the delicate tissue layers of the cerebral cortex and a rudimentary, hormone-making pituitary gland.

 

Report:

Regenerative medicine repairs mice from top to toe

http://www.nature.com/news/regenerative-medicine-repairs-mice-from-top-to-toe-1.10472

Stem cells make 'retina in a dish'

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110406/full/news.2011.215.html

Biologists grow human-eye precursor from stem cells

http://www.nature.com/news/biologists-grow-human-eye-precursor-from-stem-cells-1.10835

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