In 2006, Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, a stem-cell researcher, created the first induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by using four genetic factors to reprogram adult cells from mice into stem-cell state. A year later he achieved the same in human cells.
Researchers in India and Japan have recently collaborated on a research program that will help accelerate translation of cutting-edge stem cell technology in context of human disease research in India.
The Accelerator program for Discovery in Brain disorders using Stem cells (ADBS) is a new scientific venture to understand mental illness by harnessing the power of modern human genetics and stem cell technology.
National Centre for Biological Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065,
Phone: 91 80 23666001 / 02 / 18 / 19
Fax: 91 80 23636662
Email: adbs at ncbs dot res dot in