December 31, 2015
NAGOYA--Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a reagent that makes plants translucent, allowing them to observe specimens on a cellular level under a microscope...
December 23, 2015
An antiparasitic drug developed by Nobel Prize laureate Satoshi Omura could help patients fight biliary tract cancer, but securing safety for such treatments remains an issue,...
December 20, 2015
SHUNAN, Yamaguchi Prefecture--From the long-fabled space elevator to bendable computers, the possibilities of carbon nanotubes are endless.
December 17, 2015
A medicine used to treat asthma may also be effective for Alzheimer’s disease, Japanese scientists said in a study published Dec. 16.
December 05, 2015
Heart muscles and pancreatic cells grown by scientists could be tested on humans in just a few years, according to the science ministry.
December 04, 2015
The Hayabusa 2 asteroid explorer performed a successful swingby past Earth before heading full speed toward uncharted territory hundreds of thousands of kilometers away on Dec. ...
November 21, 2015
Tap the right side of your head and you are getting close to the source of human happiness.
November 09, 2015
FUKUOKA--Fuel cells are expected to become less expensive thanks to a new type of electrocatalyst for cathodes that does not require costly platinum, according to a team of...
November 09, 2015
Chemicals manufacturer Zeon Corp. said it will become the world's first company on Nov. 11 to begin mass production of a high-purity carbon nanotube for use in cellphones and...
September 30, 2015
A team of Japanese scientists has inched closer to figuring out how the first cells emerged from the primordial soup that gave birth to life eons ago.
April 19, 2015
Making eyes at your dog leads to more than mere puppy love.
March 13, 2015
The majority of sakura trees that will bloom across Japan in a few weeks may have derived from one standing in Tokyo's Ueno Park, according to scientists at Chiba University.
February 24, 2015
More black tea may just be what people with fragile bones need to maintain a healthier skeleton, according to research published Feb. 24 by Japanese scientists.
February 19, 2015
Electronics giant Hitachi Ltd. said it developed a massive transmission electron microscope with record-breaking resolution powers that allow scientists to peer even deeper...
January 28, 2015
TAIPEI--A fossilized jawbone snagged in a fishing net off western Taiwan may belong to a previously unknown species of early man, according to a study released by a team of...
January 02, 2015
The number of Nobel Prize winners from Japan topped 20 on Dec. 10, with this year’s physics prize awarded to a trio of Japan-born scientists for their studies on blue...
December 04, 2014
FUKUSHIMA--With its team of international researchers, Fukushima University’s Institute of Environmental Radioactivity moved into full-scale operation on Dec. 3.
November 08, 2014
Japanese researchers have created mice that are almost entirely transparent, a development that could lead to improved treatments for damaged organs, according to a recently...
July 02, 2014
Japanese scientists have produced offspring for the first time from sperm generated from testicular tissue that had been removed from newborn mice and then frozen, giving hope...
May 05, 2014
With the controversy unsettled over a supposed groundbreaking stem cell study, the Riken national research institute has ordered about 280 senior researchers to assess past...