Olympus Medical pleads guilty to failing to file events notice: Justice Department
Olympus Medical Systems Corp. and a former senior executive in Japan pleaded guilty on Monday to failing to file required adverse event notices about infection outbreaks linked to one of its medical devices, the U.S. Justice Department said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can honey products be used to remedy allergic rhinitis symptoms?
(Natural News) Allergies are a recurring health problem that cannot be cured, only alleviated. Traditional medicine systems prescribe a number of herbal remedies that include royal jelly and green propolis. Japanese researchers investigated the means by which these natural products can improve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. One of the most important molecules involved in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Coaxial Alternative Could Make Way for Smaller Catheters
A recent breakthrough in the design of medical device cables is expected to enable a new generation of small, flexible, and intelligent catheters according to Japanese wire and cable supplier Junkosha. The Tokyo, Japan-based supplier launched its Multi-Channel Transmission (MCT) at MD&M Minneapolis in late October. The new solution could challenge existing twisted pair coaxial and flexible printed circuit technology. Junkosha said MCT will enable new data-rich signals to be used in therapies such as an intracardiac echocardiogram, ultrasound endoscopy, and intervascular ultrasound (IVUS). "What's happening these d...
Source: MDDI - December 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Components Electronics Source Type: news

A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play
The game of chess is the longest-studied domain in the history of artificial intelligence. The strongest programs are based on a combination of sophisticated search techniques, domain-specific adaptations, and handcrafted evaluation functions that have been refined by human experts over several decades. By contrast, the AlphaGo Zero program recently achieved superhuman performance in the game of Go by reinforcement learning from self-play. In this paper, we generalize this approach into a single AlphaZero algorithm that can achieve superhuman performance in many challenging games. Starting from random play and given no dom...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Silver, D., Hubert, T., Schrittwieser, J., Antonoglou, I., Lai, M., Guez, A., Lanctot, M., Sifre, L., Kumaran, D., Graepel, T., Lillicrap, T., Simonyan, K., Hassabis, D. Tags: Computers, Mathematics reports Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep Linked To Greater Risk Of Disease & Death, Study Finds
(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Sleep Source Type: news

Close Tobacco-friendly Loopholes in Trade Deal, Groups Urge
The AAFP has joined 23 other organizations in advising that a new U.S.-Japan trade treaty should protect both countries against lawsuits from the tobacco industry. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inspire Medical offers another 1.5 million shares following April IPO
Inspire Medical Systems (NYSE: INSP) is offering 1.5 million shares of common stock for sale to the public, and its stockholders are selling 1 million additional shares of the stock, according to a regulatory filing. The company hopes to make $66.8 million on the sale. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007, makes devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The company had said it planned to issue 5 million shares at $14 to $16 apiece in its IPO in April 2018, but in May upped the offering to a least $108 million. Inspire posted a net loss of $17.1...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

What Can Medtech Expect with the New Congress?
Given the drop in warning letters over the past few years and the expansion of the Medical Device Single Audit Program, it appears that FDA has been implementing a policy of “voluntary” compliance. However, FDA policy is basically controlled by Congress, so as result of the November 6 national election results, the medtech industry should expect a major shift. The country has voted out the industry-leaning Republicans, and the consumer-protecting Democrats have been given control. Consequently, the industry could expect new policy from FDA. The present lack of regulatory actions and warn...
Source: MDDI - December 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alan P. Schwartz Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover genes tied to dementia in key early step toward new therapies
A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease.The findings appear today in the journal Nature Medicine.The researchers discovered two major groups of genes involved in mutations that result in an overproduction of a protein called tau, a hallmark of the progressive loss of neurons seen in major forms of dementia. The study was largely done in mouse models of dementia, although the researchers performed additional experiments that indic...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Namibia: State of the Art Japanese Blood Analysers for State Laboratories in Windhoek, Rundu and Oshakati
[Namibia Economist] Namibia's pathological capacity received a significant boost with the arrival and commissioning of world-class Japanese technology to improve and expedite blood tests, and to ensure adherence to international pathology standards in two of the three clinics operated by the Namibia Institute of Pathology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reasons for drinking among college students in Japan: a cross-sectional study - Kawaida K, Yoshimoto H, Goto R, Saito G, Ogai Y, Morita N, Saito T, Takahashi S.
Binge drinking by college students is a problematic behavior. However, data on binge drinking and the reasons for drinking by college students in Japan are scarce. We explored the reasons for drinking among college students. The study used a cross-sectiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AAA signs agreement with FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical to develop FF-10158 for oncology
(Advanced Accelerator Applications) Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. (AAA), a Novartis company and leader in nuclear medicine theragnostics, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive option and license agreement with FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical, a leading radiopharmaceutical company in Japan, to develop and commercialize radiolabeled FF-10158 for oncology indications. Under the terms of the agreement, AAA is granted worldwide rights to FF-10158, with the exception of Japan, in exchange for an upfront payment and future milestones and royalties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s success in numbers July-September 2018
An enhanced Cochrane Library platform launch, huge increase in visits to Cochrane.org, and almost 1,300 contributors attend Cochrane ’s Colloquium in Edinburgh, UK.We are proud to present key highlights of Cochrane ’s performance during July – September 2018 as part of our latest organizational Dashboard.This important information consists of data onStrategy to 2020 target achievements, and key metrics around the Strategy ’s four Goals, Producing evidence; Making our evidence accessible; Advocating for evidence; Building an effective sustainable organization.This quarter, July- September 2018, saw t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Differences in infant and child mortality before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: a large population-based ecological study - Tashiro A, Sakisaka K, Okamoto E, Yoshida H.
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations between access to medical care, geological data, and infant and child mortality in the area of North-Eastern Japan that was impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) in 2011. DESIGN: A popul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Jury convicts Vegas man in $1.5B Japan-US investment scheme
A 79-year-old former head of a Las Vegas and Tokyo investment firm is facing the rest of his life in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US screening data from Fukushima shed light on thyroid cancer in kids
The latest results of mass ultrasound screening of children for thyroid cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Article questions long-term health effects of atomic bombs Debate roils Japan over rise in children's thyroid cancer Ultrasound shows thyroid cancer spike after Fukushima Fukushima nuclear disaster casts shadow on CR images More work required to erase radiation in Fukushima (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Jury convicts Las Vegas man in $1.5B investment scheme
A Las Vegas man has been convicted of fraud and money laundering charges in what federal prosecutors say was a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme involving a purported investment company and medical collection business that operated in Nevada and Japan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jury convicts Last Vegas man in $1.5B investment scheme
A Las Vegas man has been convicted of fraud and money laundering charges in what federal prosecutors say was a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme involving a purported investment company and medical collection business that operated in Nevada and Japan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Results of mass screening of children, teens for thyroid cancer following Fukushima nuclear accident
(JAMA Network) The accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in 2011 raised grave concerns about radioactive material released into the environment, including concerns over radiation-induced thyroid cancer.   Ultrasound screenings for thyroid cancer were subsequently conducted in the Fukushima Health Management Survey. This observational study group includes about 324,000 people   18 or younger at the time of the accident and it reports on two rounds of ultrasound screening during the first five years after the accident. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Astellas Pharma gets U.S. nod for blood cancer treatment
Japan's Astellas Pharma Inc on Wednesday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its blood cancer treatment, according to the regulator's website https://bit.ly/2SjB8CL. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Characteristics of firebrands collected from actual urban fires - Suzuki S, Manzello SL.
The characteristics of firebrands collected from a recent urban fire in Japan are described. Specifically, this fire broke out from a Chinese restaurant in Itoigawa-city, Niigata, Japan on December 22nd 2016. On the day of the fire, strong winds resulted i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Citizen monitoring during hazards: validation of Fukushima radiation measurements - Hultquist C, Cervone G.
Citizen-led movements producing scientific hazard data during disasters are increasingly common. After the Japanese earthquake-triggered tsunami in 2011, and the resulting radioactive releases at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants, citizens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Lupin CFO quits, to pursue opportunities outside pharma
Swaminathan as the CFO of Lupin, was part of some of company's biggest mergers and acquisition in US and Japan (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reasons for alcohol consumption among Japanese high school students overall and by sex and year in school: an exploratory study - Miyoshi Y, Katsuno S, Nishioka N, Wada K.
This study sought to ascertain the association between alcohol consumption by Japanese high school students and their reasons for drinking. Monitoring the Future is a U.S. survey of substance abuse that features a core question that asks about reasons for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sun Pharma to buy Japan ’s Pola Pharma
Sun Pharma said it will acquire Japan-based Pola Pharma for around $1 million to strengthen its global dermatology presence. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists uncovered the mechanism of fungal luminescence and created luminescent yeasts
(AKSON Russian Science Communication Association) Russian scientists together with colleagues from UK, Spain, Brazil, Japan and Austria have fully described the mechanism of fungal luminescence. They found that fungi utilize only four key enzymes to produce light and that transfer of these enzymes into other organisms makes them bioluminescent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

EWTOPIA75: Ezetimibe Reduced First Cardiac Events in Seniors EWTOPIA75: Ezetimibe Reduced First Cardiac Events in Seniors
Japanese patients 75 years and older benefited from this lipid-lowering therapy for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

In endometriosis, fertility treatments work better with reproductive technology
(Reuters Health) - - Women with endometriosis who struggle to conceive may have an easier time getting pregnant when they use fertility treatments that involve assisted reproductive technology (ART), a Japanese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Impact of major earthquakes on Parkinson's disease - Kurisaki R, Ueyama H, Maeda Y, Sakamoto T, Nakahara K, Nakane S, Yamashita S, Ando Y.
This study investigates the effect of major earthquakes on patients with PD. The participa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Eye movements of patients with MCI against wrong-way driving countermeasures - Nagao T, Nihei M, Kamata M, Tamai A, Nakagawa H, Goto M, Nagami Y, Matsushita K.
Wrong-way driving on highways is an important issue in many countries as it can potentially put the lives of many at risk. In Japan, approximately 200 instances of wrong-way driving occur annually, and preventative countermeasures, such as road arrows, hav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Efficacy of the presence of an emergency physician in prehospital major trauma care: a nationwide cohort study in Japan - Hirano Y, Abe T, Tanaka H.
PURPOSE: The beneficial effect of the presence of an emergency physician in prehospital major trauma care is controversial. The aim in this study is to assess whether an emergency physician on scene can improve survival outcome of critical trauma patients.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Japanese researchers find that ultrasound therapy can be used to treat patients with dementia
(Natural News) A new therapy based on ultrasound waves might be able to improve the cognitive powers of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. According to an article on the Tohoku University news page, the approach improved the condition of mice with symptoms similar to human dementia. In their experiment, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From 20 Years of the International Space Station
At a time when most gadgets, on average, last only a handful of years, it’s heartening to note that one of the most complex technological instruments ever built is still going strong. On Nov. 20, the International Space Station (ISS) reached a two-decade milestone since the launch of its first module. Beyond just a feat of engineering, the ISS serves as an all too rare example in this hyper-partisan era of what can be achieved when our desire to cooperate triumphs over our divisions. It was on this day in 1998 that aerospace engineers from former rivals Russia and the United States celebrated the lift off of the Mosc...
Source: TIME: Science - November 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kamakshi Ayyar Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight space Source Type: news

Age-related characteristics and outcomes for patients with severe trauma: analysis of Japan's nationwide trauma registry - Kojima M, Endo A, Shiraishi A, Otomo Y.
This study aims to clarify the age-specific characteristics, outcomes, and p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Eating citrus fruits can reduce your risk of dementia by almost 15%
(Natural News) More and more people have dementia, a decline in cognitive function common in older adults. Researchers continue to search for natural ways to prevent this condition. Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan suggested that eating citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes, every day could help lower the risk of dementia by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Recurrence Rate for Guillian-Barr é Syndrome and Should She Get An Influenza Vaccine?
Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. GBS causes autoantibody production against Schwann cells of the neuron and the axon itself. There is ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The generative power of metaphor: long-term action research on disaster recovery in a small Japanese village - Atsumi T, Seki Y, Yamaguchi H.
This study empl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Can the minerals found in your hair determine your risk of developing hay fever?
(Natural News) Japanese scientists have found a way to identify your likelihood of contracting hay fever based on the concentration of minerals in your hair. The results are different for men and women. Your mineral intake helps determine your susceptibility to diseases. For instance, certain minerals, like zinc, iron, and selenium, are linked to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vivasure Launches Large Bore Closure Device in Europe
Typically, transcatheter endovascular procedures require large bore femoral artery access. Vivasure Medical has come up with PerQseal, a device that can be used to close these large bore arterial punctures and return the artery to its natural state. “PerQseal is a patch-based implant,” Gerard Brett, co-founder and CEO of Vivasure, told MD+DI. “It’s a patch that seals [and heals] from the inside. What we do is deliver a very thin membrane patch system into the vessel bringing that patch back to the puncture hole.” He added, â ...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Catching up on sleep at weekends may aggravate period pain
Japanese researchers surveyed 150 female university students about their sleeping and menstrual patterns. The findings were published in the journal Chronobiology International. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Takeda dissident investors in last push to block Shire deal
Former chair and member of founding family of Japanese drugmaker opposes acquisition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Different socioeconomic backgrounds between hazardous drinking and heavy episodic drinking: prevalence by sociodemographic factors in a Japanese general sample - Kinjo A, Kuwabara Y, Minobe R, Maezato H, Kimura M, Higuchi S, Matsumoto H, Yuzuriha T, Horie Y, Kanda H, Yoshimoto H, Osaki Y.
BACKGROUND: Hazardous drinking (HD) and heavy episodic drinking (HED) constitute different types of alcohol-related harm. The socioeconomic status (SES) background of various alcohol consumption behaviors is not clear. The purpose of this study was to clar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Comparing responses to differently framed and formatted persuasive messages to encourage help-seeking for depression in Japanese adults: a cross-sectional study with 2-month follow-up - Suka M, Yamauchi T, Yanagisawa H.
OBJECTIVE: To examine audience's responses to differently framed and formatted persuasive messages in the context of developing depression help-seeking messages. DESIGN: Cross-sectional followed by 2-month follow-up study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Establishment of the immortalized cell line derived from Okinawa rail (endangered species)
(National Institute for Environmental Studies) As part of the cellular conservation of endangered species, our group initiated a primary cell culture project aimed at preserving endangered avian species in Japan, such as the Okinawa rail. However, primary cells cannot be cultured indefinitely because of cellular senescence and stresses caused by cell culture. To overcome these cell culture limitations, primary cells must be immortalized. As a result, we succeeded to obtain the immortalized avian cells with cell cycle regulation genes expression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins Japanese reimbursement for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said yesterday that it won reimbursement coverage from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that it has already received approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, and that reimbursement will go into effect beginning on December 1. “When a patient presents with symptoms suggesting CAD, we want to be able to quickly and effectively diagnose patients while reducing the need for unnecessary tests or invasive procedures. In clinical studies, we were able to see fir...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Vantage Orion 1.5T MRI
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system. The Japan-based company said that the clearance of the Vantage Orian “represents a new standard in the premium wide bore 1.5T market,” and touted that the device includes new technology intended to improve productivity, patient comfort and diagnostic clinical confidence. “We are committed to offering our customers the premium diagnostic imaging tools they need to deliver accurate, confident and effective patient care. The Vantage Orian was designed to in...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

'Edited' plant-based toxin possesses anti-tumor characteristics
(Shinshu University) Researchers at Shinshu University in Japan have discovered that editing the chemical properties of fusicoccins, a kind of toxic organic compound produced by fungus to blight plants, can transform them into chemicals with anti-tumor properties in cells. " We are hoping to be able to develop a new clinically relevant anti-cancer agent based on fusicoccins, which selectively control protein-protein interactions that are critical for cell survival. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The unique biodiversity: 6,900 hydrobionts species were found in Russian Far Eastern basin
(Far Eastern Federal University) Being supported by mega-grant from Russian Science Foundation (RSF), researchers of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), have revealed about 6,900 hydrobionts species in the Russian Far Eastern basin. The Sea of Japan turned out to be especially rich, approximately 42 percent of all Far Eastern species inhabit here. The large-scale research program was carried out from 2014 to 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

EU and Japan collaborate in search for gravitational waves
An exchange of know-how and technology between EU-funded scientists and their Japanese colleagues has paved the way for a new generation of ultra-sensitive gravitational wave detectors. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

John Large obituary
Consulting engineer known for his work on nuclear safety who was never afraid to take on such a powerful industryJohn Large ’s working life was split into two halves, the first spent designing civil and military nuclear reactors and the second trying to make sure the industry was kept safe from accidents, nuclear waste and security threats. In this later role as a consulting engineer John was a dangerous opponent for t he secretive nuclear establishment because his inside knowledge gave him the ability to ask difficult questions and expose weaknesses. He was never afraid to speak truth to power, although it took cour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Paul Brown Tags: Nuclear power Physics Bees Energy industry Environment Engineering Kursk submarine tragedy London Source Type: news