29 during a press tour mainly for international correspondents stationed in Japan.

A complete of 17 participants from 15 media outlets visited institutes in the KBIC such as for example RIKEN Middle for Developmental Biology , known for its retinal regeneration research, and the Advanced Institute for Computational Research offering the K computer, one of the highest caliber of supercomputers in the global world. At the CDB, Director Hiroshi Hamada and task leader Masayo Takahashi explained about the institute and its own world-initial retinal transplant using iPS cells. Then, the tour participants saw Takahashi's laboratory. The KBIC is one of the largest biomedical clusters in Japan where research institutes, greatly specialized hospitals and medical groups and companies are engaged in basic research and clinical application developments.When the entire follow-up period was analyzed, the death rate was 8.1 percent in the thrombus-aspiration group in comparison with 8.7 percent in the PCI-only group . The composite of loss of life, rehospitalization for myocardial infarction, or stent thrombosis during the whole follow-up period happened in 448 and 490 patients in the two groupings, respectively . In a per-process analysis that included only sufferers who received the randomly assigned therapy, the hazard ratio for death at 12 months was 0.95 and the hazard ratio for the composite of death, rehospitalization for myocardial infarction, or stent thrombosis was 0.94 .

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