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2011-05-25 14:07:35

Japanese scientists have developed a new blood test to diagnose depression. Researchers at Keio University in Tokyo have devised a test which indicates depression levels by measuring the concentration of phosphoric acid in the blood. According to the study, the new test could help improve early detection rates of depression if performed during regular medical checks The connection between phosphoric acid levels and depression was confirmed in an earlier study involving 66 people, 31 of whom...

2011-01-21 08:35:02

Tokyo, Jan 21, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Professor Kohei Itoh, who is developing quantum computers based on silicon semiconductors at Keio University's Faculty of Science and Technology, together with Dr. John Morton at Oxford University and others, has successfully generated and detected quantum entanglement between electron spin and nuclear spin in phosphorus impurities added to silicon. This is the world's first successful generation and detection of entanglement, which is essential for...

2011-01-19 03:36:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from U.S. Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=4e7312d8-96cb-4f2a-828f-8b700017cd74&bhcp=1 U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses Keio University students in Tokyo about North Korean issues, the importance of a continuing, healthy dialogue with China and importance of U.S.-Japan partnership. Available content includes soundbites. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com...

2010-10-27 12:38:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm Place: Grand Hyatt New York Imperial Room 109 East at 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal New York, NY Speaker: Masa Inakage (Dean and Professor) Please see attached PDF file and the links below as well. http://www.kmd.keio.ac.jp/jp/news/2010/10/-1181500-1700.php (Japanese)...

2009-07-24 08:30:00

WESTCHESTER, N.Y., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 25th, 2009, Keio Academy of New York starts the Bilingual Summer Program on campus. Like the first Bilingual Summer Program in 2008, participants will work on digital media productions in small groups. It is the program's goal to enhance participants' cross-cultural understanding and improve their communication skills by having both English and Japanese native speakers in group activities together. In 2009, given the theme, "Japan in New...

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2009-06-25 14:25:00

A new Japanese study finds that pigeons have "advanced perceptive abilities" which allow them to recognize beauty in the same way humans do. The month-long, government-funded study found that the birds were able to differentiate "good" paintings from "bad" ones. The research team from Tokyo's Keio University had conducted a previous study that found the birds were able to distinguish between a Picasso and a Monet.  In the current study, they wanted to see whether the pigeons actually had...

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2009-05-05 09:33:08

Self-cleaning walls, counter tops, fabrics, even micro-robots that can walk on water -- all those things and more could be closer to reality because of research recently completed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Japan's RIKEN Institute. Humans have marveled for millennia at how water beads up and rolls off flowers, caterpillars and some insects, and how insects like water striders are able to walk effortlessly on water. It's a property called super hydrophobia and...

2008-10-13 18:00:18

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) announced today that it has signed licensing agreements for compliance testing with CineCert, LLC in the United States, DMC/Keio University in Japan and Media Innovation Center in Italy. These entities will perform testing to determine whether manufactured digital cinema equipment and products are compliant with DCI's Digital Cinema System Specification (the DCI Specification). In October 2007, DCI published...

2008-07-30 03:00:26

IBM Edward Barbini, 914/499-6565 barbini@us.ibm.com Logo: http://www.ibm.com The IBM (NYSE: IBM) board of directors today elected Taizo Nishimuro to the board, effective September 22, 2008. Mr. Nishimuro, 72, is chairman of the board of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: "We are very pleased Nishimuro-san will be joining the IBM board of directors. He has a unique understanding of the needs of Asian...

2006-01-19 08:35:00

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - A prosecutors' probe of a high-flying Internet firm and a building industry scandal that has left homes vulnerable to earthquakes are giving fresh ammunition to critics of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his ruling party for a parliament session that begins on Friday. Analysts said, though, that it was too soon to say whether either affair posed any real threat to Koizumi's economic reforms or would affect the race to succeed him when his term as...


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