Hisashi Moriguchi’s Stem-Cell Transplant Claims Refuted


Immune cells infiltrate tissue grown from induced pluripotent stem cells. Photograph: Yang Xu/UC San Diego

Just days after Kyoto University biologist Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), Hisashi Moriguchi, a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo, claimed to have modified that technology to treat a person with terminal heart failure. Eight months after the treatment, the patient was reported to be healthy.

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