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Proteins Blocked In Diabetes Treatments Connected To Lower Incidence Of Cancer In Patients
2013-08-20 09:05:47

Rice University Two proteins have been identified as prime suspects in the proliferation of breast cancer in a study by an international consortium of researchers from Rice University, the University of North Texas, Denton (UNT); the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The research, which appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' Online Early Edition, may offer a path to therapies that could slow or stop...

2013-08-06 23:23:42

Brand new online resource Deep Japan provides truly local feel to visitors traveling Japan. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Japan fans around the world now have a brand new information resource – Deep Japan - that taps the local knowledge of long-term international residents and English-able Japanese. Hatched among friends during a casual dinner of braised yakitori chicken and chilled “Nama” (fresh from the tap) mugs of beer, the idea for this Japan travel resource struck the...

2011-02-17 00:00:51

With local and in country Japanese voice talents, JBI Studios announces 30 professional native speakers for the specific needs of every client's project. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 16, 2011 Japanese voice over services are prepared in our facilities which are specifically engineered for optimal voice recording and equipped with Pro Tools and state-of-the-art hardware operated by veteran audio engineers. With their new addition of Japanese voice actors, JBI Studios provides global clients with...

2010-12-08 00:00:44

Two filmmakers set out to inform the public about karoshi-- an epidemic of death and illness caused by overwork. The same occupational risk factors that have been scrutinized in Japan are also killing Americans. The film's experts will shed light on companies and individuals who are proactive in stopping this problem. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 Genesis Media has teamed up with the Thought Leadership Institute, Corpus Operis and Creelman Research to produce a documentary...

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2009-05-03 07:00:00

When Google Inc. added historical maps of Japan to its Google Earth online collection last year, it did not anticipate any resulting backlash.  The detailed prints, which have been in existence for centuries, were already posted on another Web site, and the company had posted a historical map of Tokyo in 2006 without incident. However, Google miscalculated the reception to its posting of Japan's historical maps.  The company is now facing inquiries from Japan's Justice Ministry...

2009-04-01 14:22:16

The Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry estimated 192,061 non-regular jobs will be lost between October and June. The job category, mostly comprised of temporary workers, is an increase of 34,000 above the previous estimate released in February, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday. The ministry predicted 4,290 temporary jobs would be lost in April. The ministry also estimated 184,347 regular workers had lost their jobs between October and March. Broken down by industry,...

2008-12-30 21:50:00

Kyoto residents and restaurant owners have organized to protect the Japanese city's geishas from pushy and obnoxious tourists. Geiko, as geishas are called in Kyoto, and maiko, or apprentices, complain they are often followed on the streets and sometimes surrounded by entire groups eager to get unsolicited photographs, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Higashiyama Ward is the location of Gion Kobu, the ancient city's teahouse district, where tourists congregate. The patrols go through the area at...

2008-08-26 21:00:17

Tokyo, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will offer financial support, including loans for housing, to so-called "Internet cafe refugees," a class of homeless people taking shelter at 24-hour Internet cafes, labor ministry officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has requested a total budget of 710 million yen for loans, advisory services and other support for them for fiscal 2009 starting in April, the officials said. Internet cafe refugees have...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'