Kyoto University reacts to fraud at CiRA: dismissal of researcher

An investigation committee of Kyoto University found Assistant Professor YAMAMIZU Kohei of CiRA guilty of scientific fraud (forgery of 11 main figures in an article) and dismissed him from his position. CiRA’s head, Professor Shinya YAMANAKA, being the direct...

RIKEN – Tohoku team prepars iPS-cell derived retinal ganglion cells

In Japan about 1 in 20 people over 40 years suffer from glaucoma – the number one cause of blindness. In order to study human retinal ganglion cells, a team around Masayo TAKAHASHI of RIKEN Kobe Institute and Toru NAKAZAWA of Tohoku University Medical School...

Smart drones in a 4G LTE network as airborne police: Japan

NEDO, KDDI, Teradrone and SECOM, utilizing a 4 G LTE standard, conducted security experiments on multiple autonomously flying drones in Kanagawa Prefecture and succeeded in remote patrol security. By remote monitoring of camera images installed in the drones from the...