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2013-12-12 00:22:26

Thomson Reuters provides Gene Variant Database and other solutions to support the organization's large-scale genome research project and advance personalized medicine TOHOKU, Japan, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) to help restore...

2012-03-06 06:03:00

Young People in 38 Countries Raise $500,000, Make Millions of Paper Cranes for Reconstruction Efforts in Japan SEATTLE, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Immediately following March 2011's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, DoSomething.org and Students Rebuild took action. The campaign Paper Cranes for Japan challenged young people worldwide: make and mail-in a paper crane with a wish of hope and healing, and trigger funding for Japan's recovery. The goal was 100,000...

2012-01-13 17:20:00

Sculpture made from 100,000 of the 2 million cranes folded during "Paper Cranes for Japan" campaign SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a massive sculpture will be unveiled in Japan's Sendai Train Station created from 100,000 paper cranes folded by children worldwide after the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami--a sampling of the over 2 million cranes mailed in during the Paper Cranes for Japan campaign. The sculpture is the centerpiece of a three-day...

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2011-07-11 13:15:00

According to scientists, snails are able to survive intact after being eaten by birds. Researchers found that 15 percent of the snails eaten survived digestion and were found alive in the birds' droppings. The evidence suggests that bird predation could be a key factor into how snail populations spread. Japanese researchers from Tohoku University investigated whether invertebrates could also spread in this way. Previous research has shown that pond snails can survive being eaten by fish but...

2009-09-02 11:02:31

A possible pathway to simply synthesize ferromagnetic graphene An international team of researchers has designed a new graphite-based, magnetic nano-material that acts as a semiconductor and could help material scientists create the next generation of electronic devices like microchips. The team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University; Peking University in Beijing, China; the Chinese Academy of Science in Shanghai, China; and Tohoku University in Sedai, Japan; used theoretical...