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Vaccination, previous infection, protect against gamma variant in animal model

In a new study using variant virus recovered from one of the original travelers, researchers in the US and Japan have found that vaccination with an mRNA vaccine induces antibody responses that would protect humans from infection with the gamma/P.1 variant.
Tags: Japan, Science, US


On the road to practical, low-cost superconductors with unexplored materials

Superconductors have tremendous appeal in power transmission applications due to their zero resistance. However, to bring classical metallic superconductors into superconducting state requires liquid helium as a coolant, which is costly. Now, scientists from Japan take things to the new level by demonstrating high temperature superconductivity in mixed rare-earth barium copper oxides fabricated using a popular technique, opening doors to their low-cost, industrial scale production for real-world...
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New beetle-dwelling roundworm species discovered in Japan

A new species of nematode (roundworm), named Cryptaphelenchus abietis, was isolated from bark beetles from a dead log collected in Nagano, Japan. The females of this newly described species can be identified based on the size of the post-uterine sac and the conical tail with an elongate posterior part. The males have seven genital papillae and a narrow bursal flap-like extension. The culturability of this species means it may be useful in further nematode research.
Tags: Japan, Science, Nagano Japan


Gaps to fill: Income, education may impact inequalities in seeking dental care

A University of Tsukuba study examined a massive national claims dataset in search of regional and socioeconomic inequalities in the use of dental care services in Japan. This examination of millions of pieces of data found periodontal care and outreach services showed the widest regional inequalities. People in areas with lower education and income were more likely to seek treatment after dental diseases progress. More clinics and higher education and incomes correlated with earlier treatment.
Tags: Japan, Science, University of Tsukuba


A step closer to a hydrogen-fuelled economy using an efficient anode for water splitting

Researchers from Niigata University, Japan along with their collaborators from Yamagata University have developed a novel and highly efficient nickel sulphide nanowires/carbon nitride based anode for electrocatalytic water splitting applications. The nickel sulphide based anode material has aided in drastically reducing the overpotential of the oxygen evolution reaction. This study holds immense potential to enhance the generation of hydrogen fuel which is pursued as a promising alternative to t...
Tags: Japan, Science, Niigata University, Yamagata University


Researchers create switchable mirrors from liquid metal

In the Optical Society (OSA) journal Optical Materials Express, researchers led by Yuji Oki of Kyushu University in Japan show that switching between reflective and scattering states can be achieved with just 1.4 V, about the same voltage used to light a typical LED.
Tags: Japan, Science, Kyushu University, Yuji Oki


Histopathology-driven artificial intelligence predicts TMB-H colorectal cancer

The studies by Dr. Yoshifumi Shimada and associates at Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University in Japan provide a cost and time effective and reliable method to inform the clinicians if the CRC patient they are managing can benefit from ICI therapy, without implicating the use of gene panel.
Tags: Japan, Science, CRC, Ici, Yoshifumi Shimada


Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Will Come to the West This Winter

The wait for Mamoru Hosoda’s next animated adventure may be coming to a close in Japan next month, but international audiences will have to wait until later this year to get the chance to see his new virtual fantasy, Belle. Thankfully, there’s a new gorgeous teaser to tide us over.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Belle, Mamoru Hosoda


A COVID-19 outbreak closed a hotel where some members of the G7 delegation and media are staying in Cornwall

The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives, Cornwall, Britain, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez A COVID-19 outbreak shut down a hotel one mile from the G7 summit where world leaders are gathering. The Pedn Olva hotel in St. Ives was hosting the German delegation's security detail, Sky News reported. Most Cornwall hotels are fully booked for the summit, which begins Friday. See...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, Science, News, Germany, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Cornwall, Cbs, Outbreak, St Ives, Sky News


4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the Delta variant first found in India. Here's what variants are, and why experts are so concerned about them.

A health worker takes a swab from a man's nose through a glass shield (for safety) in New Delhi, India, on August 8, 2020. Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are being provided by the Indian government for free. Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants, including the Delta variant, that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Othe...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, India, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Philippines


A new culprit in antibacterial resistance: cysteine persulfide

A joint research project based in Kumamoto University, Japan has developed a new, highly sensitive analytical method that can detect degraded β-lactam antibacterial agents used in the treatment of bacterial infections. With this method, researchers found that reactive sulfur species produced by bacteria degrade and inactivate β-lactam antibiotics.
Tags: Japan, Science, Kumamoto University


DNA methylation changes and characteristics in neurons of bipolar disorder patients

A research collaboration based in Kumamoto University, Japan has revealed the DNA methylation status of gene transcriptional regulatory regions in the frontal lobes of patients with bipolar disorder (BD). The regions with altered DNA methylation status were significantly enriched in genomic regions which were reported to be genetically related to BD. These findings are expected to advance the understanding of the pathogenesis of BD and the development of therapeutic drugs targeting epigenetic co...
Tags: Japan, Science, Kumamoto University


Novel compound reveals fundamental properties of smallest carbon nanotubes

Chemical rings of carbon and hydrogen atoms curve to form relatively stable structures capable of conducting electricity and more -- but how do these curved systems change when new components are introduced? Researchers based in Japan found that, with just a few sub-atomic additions, the properties can pivot to vary system states and behaviors, as demonstrated through a new synthesized chemical compound.
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Finding the weak points in radiation-resistant pancreatic cancer cells

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancer subtypes not just because it is difficult to diagnose early, but because it is inherently resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In a recent study, scientists from Japan investigated the relationship that exists between the radiation resistance of pancreatic cancer cells, the natural cell cycle, and a cellular mechanism called autophagy, or "self-digestion." Their results pave the way for novel radiosensitizers and improved therapeutic strate...
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Coronavirus live: UK reports 5,274 new cases in highest daily total since March; Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s

UK also reports 18 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test; After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adultsDelta variant may increase hospital admission, early data suggestsCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 7.22pm BST France’s seven-day moving average of daily Covid-19 deaths fell below 100 for the first ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, France, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Office For National Statistics, Reuters, KINSHASA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: India orders 300m doses of unapproved Covid vaccine Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated countryCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOTokyo Games will go ahead, says Olympics chief, after concern raisedBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 5.23pm BST A cruise ship arrived today in Venice, Italy, for the first time in 17 months, signall...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, India, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Johns Hopkins, Venice Italy, KINSHASA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated country‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 4.07pm BST In Greece, the government is to target tens of thousands of undocumented migrants living in government-run camps in the next phase of its vacci...
Tags: Japan, Science, Greece, China, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Brazil, Associated Press, Bahrain, Johns Hopkins, Johnson Johnson, Health Ministry, Samos


Coronavirus live news: Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; Bulgaria to share doses with Balkan neighbours

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Bulgaria says it has secured enough doses to share‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 1.21pm BST Reuters has this dispatch from San Marino, the micro-state surrounded by northern Italy which is banking on a new way to attract visitors - vaccine tourism.Eu...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Bulgaria, Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Reuters, Balkan, BST Reuters, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong to vaccinate over-12s; Bulgaria to share doses with Balkan neighbours

Hong Kong opens up vaccines to children over 12; Bulgaria says it has secured enough doses to share; Brazilian street protests erupt as Bolsonaro addresses nation‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 10.09am BST Infection rates in Germany continue to drop as the country slowly emerges from eight months of lockdown, b...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, Germany, Russia, India, US news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Delta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Balkan, Lauterbach, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Brazil anger as death toll mounts; Olympics will go ahead – Tokyo chief

Brazilian street protests erupt as Bolsonaro addresses nation; Tokyo Games organiser rejects doubters; pandemic pushes 100m into poverty says UN‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 6.14am BST Reuters:Pot-banging protests erupted across several cities in Brazil last night, as President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the na...
Tags: Japan, Science, Supreme Court, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Un, Tokyo, Reuters, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


A speedy trial: What it takes to be the fastest land predator

The cheetah is the fastest land animal, but how? Not much is understood about the dynamics underlying its characteristic "flight" and spine movement. Now, in a new study, a team of researchers from Japan propose and validate an analytical model for studying cheetah galloping by comparing its predictions with cheetah data. While improving upon the current understanding of cheetah's locomotion, their findings pave the way for designing legged robots!
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4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the variant first found in India. Here's what variants are, and why experts are so concerned about them.

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are four coronavirus variants that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Others coronavirus variants have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make peopl...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, India, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Philippines


The role of computer voice in the future of speech-based human-computer interaction

In the modern day, our interactions with voice-based devices and services continue to increase. In this light, researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and RIKEN, Japan, have performed a meta-synthesis to understand how we perceive and interact with the voice (and the body) of various machines. Their findings have generated insights into human preferences, and can be used by engineers and designers to develop future vocal technologies.
Tags: Japan, Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Why moms take risks to protect their infants

It might seem like a given than mothers take extra risks to protect their children, but have you ever wondered why? A new study led by Kumi Kuroda at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan shows that in mice, this and other nurturing behaviors are driven in part by neurons in a small part of the forebrain that contain a protein called the calcitonin receptor. The study was published in Cell Reports.
Tags: Japan, Science, RIKEN Center for Brain Science CBS, Kumi Kuroda


Hi-CO unravels the complex packing of nucleosomes

Scientists at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan have developed a technology that produces high-resolution simulations of one of the basic units of our genomes, called the nucleosome. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Protocols and should help improve understanding of how changes in nucleosome folding influence the inner workings of genes.
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Academic journal Polar Science features science in the Arctic

The National Institute of Polar Research publishes Polar Science, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal dealing with polar science in collaboration with the Elsevier B. V.. The most recent issue was a special issue entitled "Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Project (ArCS)," which featured the former national (nationwide) Arctic research project in Japan. The full text of this issue is freely accessible worldwide for a limited time until Sept. 10, 2021.
Tags: Japan, Science, Arctic, National Institute Of Polar Research


Scientists identify protein that activates plant response to nitrogen deficiency

Researchers at Nagoya University, Japan, have identified a plant enzyme that is key to activating a nitrate uptake mechanism in response to nitrogen starvation. This finding explains how plants meet their needs in challenging environments, opening doors to improving agriculture in such environments.
Tags: Japan, Science, Nagoya University


The price is right: Modeling economic growth in a zero-emission society

With increasing public awareness of crises associated with degraded environments and mounting pressure to act, governments worldwide have begun to examine environmentally sustainable policies. However, there are many questions about whether enacting these policies will negatively affect economic growth. Now, a model created by researchers in Japan suggests that sustained GDP growth is possible even after spending to clean up pollution as it is created, providing hope that a zero-emission society...
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Japan Is Sending This Tiny Transforming Robo-Ball Straight to the Moon

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has teamed up with Sony, Doshisha University, and toymaker Tomy to send a transforming rover roughly the size of a baseball to the Moon. What a time to be alive, amirite?Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Flight, Moon, Lander, Sony, Rover, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, TOMY, Lunar Rovers, Google Lunar X Prize, Regolith, Ispace, Lunar Lander


Japan's hands-off formula in disciplining schoolchildren works. Is it worth a try elsewhere?

A look at Japan's mimamoru approach suggests that adults' non-intervention in kids' fights allows children to nurture social and interpersonal skills on their own. Is it worth a try in other countries?
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