March 02, 2014
People who take a daily dose of 100 milligrams of aspirin have a lower risk of colon polyp recurrence, a recent health ministry study has showed.
March 01, 2014
KYOTO--A world-renowned stem cell research center apologized for its sloppy laboratory conditions, including multiple occasions in which live genetically modified mice were...
February 27, 2014
Japan is set to launch a satellite that will provide more accurate global forecasts of extreme weather and climate change.
February 22, 2014
WASHINGTON--A scientist who co-authored highly acclaimed research papers on a new type of pluripotent stem cell developed by a Japanese researcher admitted to "minor errors" in ...
February 21, 2014
Researchers in Hokkaido have developed a way to test slight differences in the DNA of young dogs to screen their aptitude to become guides for blind people.
February 19, 2014
A highly acclaimed study by Haruko Obokata, a rising star in Japanese scientific circles, who said she discovered a new and simple method to engineer pluripotent stem cells, is ...
January 24, 2014
Japanese scientists have developed a method to use cosmic rays to see through a nuclear reactor, raising hopes for locating and accounting for melted fuel inside the crippled...
January 14, 2014
Japanese researchers say they have restored the potential in aging neural stem cells to generate neurons, a development that could pave the way toward new therapies for...
January 11, 2014
Researchers from Japan and abroad have selected Sakurajima, a particularly active volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, to study the impact of volcanic ash on human health.
January 09, 2014
The cover design for an academic journal prompted a wave of criticism on Twitter over what was perceived as discrimination against women.
December 14, 2013
KYOTO--Researchers say they have developed a new technology for efficiently isolating and removing fine particles that contain radioactive cesium from farm soil.
December 07, 2013
Exquisite details of Comet Lovejoy’s ion tail can be seen in a rare image released Dec. 6 by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, operator of the Subaru Telescope...
December 06, 2013
The towering tsunami created by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 originated from a slip in a clay layer along a plate boundary beneath the seabed off the Pacific coast...
November 29, 2013
A comet's 5.5-million-year journey to the inner solar system apparently ended during a suicidal trip around the sun, leaving no trace of its once-bright tail or even remnants...
November 28, 2013
WASHINGTON--Comet ISON is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it's giving astronomers mixed signals.
October 31, 2013
Japanese scientists say they have found a chemical substance that can help prevent obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
October 18, 2013
KYOTO--Japanese researchers have discovered a new method to engineer cartilage cells directly from human skin cells without introducing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
October 05, 2013
The Okinawa and Ogasawara island chains are among 17 areas around the world that are at risk of being hit by magnitude-9 class earthquakes, based on estimates of seismic energy ...
October 02, 2013
Endoscopic screening for colon cancer dramatically reduces the mortality rate for the disease, a study has found.
October 01, 2013
Researchers have developed a brain-imaging technique that detects a specific protein and indicates the potential for Alzheimer's disease. They say it could one day pave the way ...