SIR2, an antiaging histone deacetylase gene, maintains lifespan solely by control of rDNA stability (the highly repetitive rDNA clusters exhibit genomic instability). Pertinent experiments were done with yeast mutants Kimiko SAKA et al., Current Biology online, August...
The procedure is claimed to lead to precise doping in the nanometer range and to result in rubber material with unique properties (wettability, adhesion, optical behaviour) JST news release, August 28, 2013
The company has close links to Kyoto and Tokyo University and is co-funded by INCJ, a governmental industrial innovation organization Megakaryon press release, August 23, 2013
In an attempt to upgrade the value of biopolymers, the researchers developed a novel polyester of succinic and cinnamic acid. The shape of this material can be modulated by light and conserved by heat treatment. JST press release, August 26, 2013
Mizkan, an Aichi-based food company, has developed and marketed an improved Bacillus natto strain which ensures reproducible moisture and softness of fermented soybeans leading to a mouthfeel of boiled rice. Mizkan press release, March 24, 2013