Month: February 2018

Nagoya University team turns human ES cells into vasopression-secreting neurons, applications for Diabetes insipidus

When the function of the hypothalamus and the posterior pituitary gland is insufficient, vasopressin secretion decreases, and urine secretion is largely increased (Diabetes insipidus). A group around Hiroshi ARIMA succeeded in maturing hypothalamic precursor cells derived from human ES cells and differentiating them into hormone-producing neurons. From the dorsal hypothalamus , vasopressin neurons could be […]

Hitachi Zosen will test first 20 kW SOF in Osaka under field conditions

Within NEDO’s project of a „hydrogen society“ and Osaka’s H2 Osaka Vision, the top-class solid-oxide fuel cell will be tested over 4000 hours for durability. Key data are: a. Fuel used City gas 13 A (Main component is methane) (demonstrated by medium pressure supply), b. Rated output 20 kW class, c. Power generation efficiency over […]

AMED starts new center for „Image analysis by AI“

AMED’s Medical Big Data Research Center is based on an earlier cooperation of the National Institute of Informatics (NII) with the Universities of Tokyo, Kyushu University, and Nagoya University. Proposals submitted to the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Japan Pathology Association, and Japan Medical Radiology Association, respectively, were adopted as research themes in FY 2016, […]

LSI Medience and National Cancer Center will establish patient-derived xenograft (PDX) library

In order to prepare PDX, specimen of tumors of cancer patients collected by biopsy or surgical operation are transplanted into immunocompromised mice. After the cancer cells proliferate in the mouse body, passages are done two or three times with another mouse. The cell line for PDX thus obtained is stored frozen, thawing the cell when […]

AIST develops new method to synthesize polysiloxanes of controlled molecular weight and terminal structure

In the new scheme, a guanidine catalyst is used for ring-opening polymerization instead of an organolithium compound. In this method, water can be used, making operations simple. Depending on the ratio of cyclic trisiloxane and water, the average molecular weight of the polysiloxane can be controlled, up to an average molecular weight of at least […]

MHLW appoints 11 core hospitals for cancer genome medical care

In addition to the Central Hospital (Tokyo · Central) and East Hospital (Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture) selected by the National Cancer Research Center as the core bases, Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, Keio University, Tokyo University, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Okayama University, and Kyushu University Hospitals have been appointed. Genomic medicine examines genes of […]

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