Scientists re-create key kidney structure for 1st time
Researchers succeeded in re-creating the basic structural unit of a kidney for the first time in the world, which they hope will lead to effective treatments of patients with renal...
Organs of 'compassionate' brain-dead girl under 6 in Tokyo offered for transplant
A brain-dead girl under the age of 6 became only the second young child organ donor in Japan following the transplant of organs from a boy younger than that age in 2012.
The cluster of sunspots at differing stages around the sun from Oct. 18 to Oct. 28 (Provided by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Japanese space probe, observatory record huge sunspot activity
Images of a sunspot cluster 66 times the size of Earth were released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Nov. 19.
Scientists: Glass dish unearthed in Nara came from Roman Empire
Researchers find monkey with symptoms of premature aging disorder
Popular mosquito catcher uses human odor as bait
A facial recognition test is conducted at Narita Airport on Aug. 4. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan to use facial recognition screening at airports
The Justice Ministry plans to introduce an automated facial recognition system for Japanese travelers at airports to slash the waiting time in screening procedures to enter the country.
First deep-sea city of the future could be reality by 2030
Toshiba develops portable solar-powered hydrogen system for use in ...
Japan plans to load sensor on satellite to better detect N. Korean ...
Elderly women receive training to strengthen their lower back and feet at the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology in Itabashi Ward in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Study: Age-related height shrinkage in women linked to serious...
Elderly women who have become shorter by 2 centimeters or more due to aging are at greater risk of heart disease, spinal fractures and pneumonia, a study shows.
Simple blood test could lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s...
After surprise discovery, researchers make mice transparent
New drug offering shortcut to sleep, without the addiction, to be...
A whaling ship leaves Shimonoseki Port in Yamaguchi Prefecture for the Antarctic Ocean in 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan plans new Antarctic whale hunt, but vows to slash quota
Japan on Nov. 18 unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean despite an international court ruling that previous hunts were illegal, but said it would slash the quota for the so-called scientific whaling...
Mie University researchers convert discarded oranges into...
Japan targets 424 dangerous invasive species for elimination
PHOTO: Niigata swan lake show heralds onset of winter

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