Health ministry to shorten screening period for new medicines to 6 months
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...
Scientists discover technique that turns skin tissue into nerve cells
KYOTO--Researchers here said they have converted skin tissue into nerve cells using commercially available chemicals.
View of the Sun Yat-sen Univerisity in Guangzhou city, south Chinas Guangdong Province. (AP file photo)
First experiment 'editing' human embryos ignites ethical furor
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.
Love is in the eyes between dogs and owners, say scientists
Scientists: Hormone gives killifish that loving feeling
Study: Whales lost ability to sense smells, tastes while shifting...
Pipes installed south of the No. 4 reactor building to create an underground frozen soil wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Pool)
TEPCO starts tests of frozen soil wall at Fukushima nuclear plant
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.
Tech firms propose cutting-edge devices for new Olympic stadium
Japan’s first probe to the moon likely to be launched in fiscal...
PHOTO: Himawari orbiter snaps images of storm's eye, 'yellow dust' ...
An adult T-cell leukemia cancer cell, center (Provided by Kaoru Uchimaru, associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science)
Scientists find AIDS medicine kills type of leukemia cancer cell
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.
Pharmaceutical giant joining forces with leading iPS cell institute
Researchers successfully test vaccine for more effective treatment ...
Scientists develop technique to track flu virus without killing...
A thermal power plant in Aichi Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan proposes to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26% by 2030
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.
In compromise, ministries propose 25% reduction target for...
Survey discovers microplastic contamination spreading far from...
Four wetlands offered as candidates for Ramsar Convention

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