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2014-01-29 04:20:04

Source: Waseda UniversityHopes for a method of reducing aggressive behavior in humansTokyo, Jan 29, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A group led by Professor Kazuyoshi Tsutsui and Research Associate Takayoshi Ubuka, of the Waseda University Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, has discovered a hormonal mechanism for controlling aggressiveness in male birds.Male aggressiveness has long been thought to depend on androgen, a male sex hormone produced in the testes. However, previous research...

2013-12-17 04:20:03

Tokyo, Dec 17, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Beginning with their discovery of spontaneous oscillatory contraction (SPOC) of muscle, Prof. Shin'ichi Ishiwata and his team at Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering have been experimentally characterizing this phenomenon over the last 25 years. Recently, the team, in collaboration with Dr. Katsuhiko Sato of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (Kobe) and Vice Director Yoshiki Kuramoto of the International Institute for Advanced...

2013-12-11 20:20:02

Working towards a Japanese ADR standardTokyo, Dec 12, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), have set up a new set of servers at their EMS Shinjuku Demonstration Center to handle DR signals over networks such as the internet. This will contribute to development of communication standards which are crucial to expanding aggregator operations and linking electricity utilities, aggregators and consumers with...

2013-12-11 00:20:07

Some of Waseda University's robots include TWENDY-ONE which supports the elderly, WABIAN-2 and KOBIAN bi-pedal robots with emotions, SCHEMA, the robot that can converse with many people and the TWIns institute supporting breast cancer tumor surgery.Tokyo, Dec 11, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University is promoting research that can contribute to the realization of world peace and human happiness. In order to construct a framework of an "international research...

2013-12-06 04:20:03

Tokyo, Dec 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University announces the formation of an international base for research on compound disasters due to tsunamis, earthquakes, storm surges and volcanic eruptions. The team will include researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Tanzania, Bhutan, Chile, and Vietnam.One of of the objectives of the team will be the installation of a basin for tsunami experimental apparatus. The project "Formation of a Disaster Research...

2013-11-29 00:20:06

Tokyo, Nov 29, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have identified key information to help explain the formation of the "spindle apparatus", a structure required for cell division. Their findings shed light on the mechanisms behind "self-organization" - an essential characteristic of biological structures.Organisms are composed of a variety of structures including muscles, internal organs, and brains, all of which are created through a process known as...

2013-11-25 04:20:04

Tokyo, Nov 25, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have for the first time directly observed the "molecular motor", called Xkid, that plays a critical role in facilitating the proper alignment of chromosomes during cell division. Their findings are expected to contribute greatly to elucidating the molecular mechanisms of chromosome segregation, a key aspect of the development of certain medical disorders including cancer and birth defects.A human being begins as...

2013-07-22 08:20:01

Joint research by the National Defense Medical College and Waseda University (Takeoka Lab, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering)Tokyo, July 22, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Severe damage to the large vessels from multiple trauma or accidental complications in surgery can cause exsanguinating hemorrhage leading to death. Especially in the thin-walled vena cava abundant with blood, a tear in a small laceration soon widens, requiring a difficult and specialized...

2013-04-18 20:22:42

TIME'S Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World TOKYO, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TIME has named Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President & CEO of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., to the 2013 TIME 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the April 29 issue of TIME, available on newsstands and tablets on Friday, April 19, and now at http://time100.time.com/. (Photo:...

2013-03-12 00:20:32

TOKYO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A research team led by Prof. Yoshiaki Oka of Waseda University has succeeded in developing a conceptual nuclear reactor design of high plutonium breeding by light-water cooling for the first time in the world. The team devised a new fuel assembly where fuel rods are closely packed for reducing a reactor coolant to a fraction of fuel volume for high breeding. Prof. Oka succeeded in high plutonium breeding by light-water cooling through computational...