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A Tool For Rapid Diagnosis Of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers in Japan have developed a fast, accurate and fully automated device that can measure the extent of α-synuclein aggregation in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Parkinson's disease.

From Nata De Coco To Computer Screens

Cellulose nanofibers in the nata de coco snack could be used in liquid crystal displays of the future, say researchers in Japan.

How Blood Stem Cells Renew And Differentiate

Scientists in Japan have revealed how the enzyme ragnase-1 is required for the normal production of blood cells in the body.

Locating Anticancer Drugs Lodged In DNA

A team of scientists in Japan has used tiny probes and an electrical current to find the position of anticancer drug molecules that get incorporated into DNA.

Taking ECG Rhythm And Ventilation To Heart

Whether or not a cardiac patient presents with a shockable ECG rhythm affects the type of airway management technique administered, say researchers in Japan.

Predicting Which Cells Can Take The BiTE Out Of Cancer

Using bispecific T-cell engager technology, or BiTE, researchers in Japan have found that the cancer-killing activity of T-cells in tumors can be estimated from T-cells in the blood.

Single Cells Move To A Different Beat

Unlike their unicellular counterparts, aggregated social amoebae need physical contact to get them going, say researchers from Japan.

Cervical Cancer On The Rise In Japan, Say Researchers

The discontinuation of a vaccination program against human papillomavirus may be increasing the incidence of cervical cancer in Japan.

Getting To The Root Of Water Flow In Plants

An international team of researchers has discovered how a single plant peptide hormone controls the development of two different cell types central to water flow through plants.