Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Intl teams to examine Hayabusa dust particles

Thursday, June 14, 2012 Comments off


Researchers in 6 countries are to analyze dust samples from an asteroid brought back to Earth by Japan’s unmanned space probe Hayabusa 2 years ago. Read more…

Study: A fish a day reduces liver cancer risk

Thursday, June 7, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers say eating one fish a day lowers the risk of developing liver cancer by a third compared to eating one fish per week. Read more…

Researchers create hair follicles from stem cells

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 18, 2012

A group of researchers have successfully created an organ that creates hair using two different types of stem cells. Stem cells have the potential to evolve into any tissue or organ. Read more…

Study shows egg may help alleviate depression

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers have found that an ingredient in eggs appears to alleviate depression.

A group led by Professor Mitsuhiro Furuse of Kyushu University’s graduate school of agriculture released the results of their study at a conference of the Japanese Society of Animal Science on Wednesday. Read more…

Human Embryonic Stem cells improve monkeys with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 21, 2012

A group of Japanese scientists has succeeded in improving the conditions of monkeys with Parkinson’s disease after transplants of nerve cells generated from human Embryonic stem cells, or ES cells. Read more…

Japan – Researchers identify genes causing lung cancer

Monday, February 13, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 13, 2012

Japanese researchers say they have identified genes that cause a type of lung cancer.

Researchers at Jichi Medical University and the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research focused on some healthy genes that cause lung adenocarcinoma by mutating with other genes. Read more…

Japan:Scientists warn of huge quake east of Japan Trench

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 31, 2012

Japanese researchers say the March 11th disaster has increased the risk of a major quake and tsunami east of the Japan Trench off northeastern Japan.

The research was carried out by a group at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Read more…

Researchers to halt bird flu transmission studies

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Comments off

Scientists from around the world have announced a temporary halt to studies of the strains of H5N1 bird flu virus that are more transmittable in humans. The decision was prompted by concern that the virus could be used in terrorism. Read more…

Diabetes drug shows promise in reducing risk of cancer – study

Friday, November 25, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 25,2011

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) — An inexpensive drug that treats Type 2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a Read more…

Japan:Reagent makes cancer cells glow

Thursday, November 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.24,2011

A team of Japanese researchers has developed a reagent that can make cancer cells glow within minutes.
It is hoped the development will work on carcinoma that is difficult to detect using CT scans or other existing methods.

The team was led by Professor Yasuteru Urano of the University of Tokyo and Hisataka Kobayashi, chief scientist at the US National Institutes of Health. Read more…