Japan Coca-Cola introduces first drink with functional display

The Consumer Agency has accepted that Coca-Cola’s Hajime green tea one a day” can be sold with a functional display, as this product contains rose hip derived tilloside, a triterpene sapogenin. It is reported that rosehip-derived tilloside has a function...

RIKEN team finds new transcription starting point of hepatitis B virus

HBV is a major cause of liver cancer, and nearly 700,00 people per year are estimated to die from this disease. A team around Piero Carnici at RIKEN has created a detailed transcription map down to one base unit analyzing the gene expression pattern of the virus and...