Posts Categorized: Research News

Tumor energy source found by scientists at Hiroshima University, University of Cincinnati and Keio University

Tumor energy source found by scientists at Hiroshima University, University of Cincinnati and Keio University

Original text by University of Cincinnati. Edited by Emma Buchet, Hiroshima University. UC researchers unlock cancer cells’ feeding mechanism, central to tumor growth The findings could lead to new treatments by blocking tumor growth at its roots. An international team led by researchers from the University of Cincinnati and Japan’s Keio and Hiroshima universities has… Read more

Airborne particles can send our detox systems into overdrive

Airborne particles can send our detox systems into overdrive

An international team of scientists have observed a previously unclear inflammatory mechanism caused by airborne particles that can worsen asthma symptoms, it has been reported in Toxicological Sciences. As the world gets more and more industrialized, the risk of developing respiratory diseases increases. Very small particles released from industry and vehicle fumes are harmful to… Read more

Reusable gel safely removes arsenic from drinking water

Reusable gel safely removes arsenic from drinking water

Original text by Margaux Phares Cost-effective gel loaded with iron adsorbs arsenic and is usable in neutral pH   Researchers at Hiroshima University have created a cost-effective polymer gel that removes arsenic from drinking water with a high selectivity, and the gel can safely be used again for the same task. Arsenic contamination in drinking… Read more

Scientists discover origin of cell mask that hides stomach cancer

Scientists discover origin of cell mask that hides stomach cancer

A layer of cells that look like normal stomach lining on top of sites of stomach cancer can make it difficult to spot after removal of a Helicobacter pylori infection. In a recent study, researchers from Hiroshima University have uncovered the origin of this layer of cells: it is produced by the cancer tissue itself…. Read more

3D printed prosthetic hand can guess how you play Rock, Paper, Scissors

3D printed prosthetic hand can guess how you play Rock, Paper, Scissors

A new 3D-printed prosthetic hand can learn the wearers’ movement patterns to help amputee patients perform daily tasks, reports a study published this week in Science Robotics. Losing a limb, either through illness or accident, can present emotional and physical challenges for an amputee, damaging their quality of life. Prosthetic limbs can be very useful… Read more

Vest helps athletes keep their cool

Vest helps athletes keep their cool

A new cooling vest for sports athletes may ensure everyone can compete safely in sweltering summer conditions such as the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics, reports a new paper published in Frontiers in Physiology. Strategies to cope with body heat in sports is a pressing issue. The Tokyo Olympics will be held in the hot and… Read more