May 04, 2015
The health ministry will halve the screening period for newly developed medicines to six months to encourage pharmaceutical companies to create epoch-making drugs for such diseases...
May 02, 2015
KYOTO--Researchers here said they have converted skin tissue into nerve cells using commercially available chemicals.
April 24, 2015
NEW YORK--Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could last for generations.
May 01, 2015
Tokyo Electric Power Co. started freezing soil at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in trial operations for an underground wall aimed at preventing groundwater from flowing into the damaged reactors and becoming radioactive.
April 25, 2015
Researchers from Kyoto University have discovered that a drug used to treat AIDS also kills adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) cancer cells, a finding that offers hope to tens of thousands of sufferers in Japan.
May 01, 2015
Japan said it was proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris later in the year.