Posts Categorized: Research News

‘Big Data’

‘Big Data’

‘Big Data’ is collected and accumulated by businesses and economists and used to conduct high-level analyses. Professor Kazuhiko Hayakawa’s latest research looks at how this is done and how it is used to predict the economic future. Read more about this study here: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/HU_research/syakai001 Read about Professor Hayakawa in his Distinguished Researcher interview: https://www.facebook.com/notes/hiroshima-university-research/an-interview-with-distinguished-researcher-kazuhiko-hayakawa/543970912662831/

Hidden history, the voices behind the archives: The case of a 19th-century Japanese scholar working in Hiroshima

Hidden history, the voices behind the archives: The case of a 19th-century Japanese scholar working in Hiroshima

Find out about Yoshiki Kondo, a scholar who worked in Hiroshima in the Edo Period, through his own words. Professor Kubota Keiichi’s latest research uses Yoshiki Kondo’s letters and diaries to deduce the man’s character. Read about it on our Featured Research in Arts and Humanities page: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/…/HU_resea…/bungaku/bungaku006

China’s one-child generation not so selfish after all – Confucian roots run deep

China’s one-child generation not so selfish after all – Confucian roots run deep

Every generation has a tendency to despair at the next one’s perceived shortcomings, and Chinese society is no different in this regard.  The “Little Emperor” generation – those born during China’s strict one-child policy, have been judged by many weary elders as spoilt and tantrum prone due to the overwhelming attention bestowed on them by… Read more

Latency of seizures determined by diet

Latency of seizures determined by diet

Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils   Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen’s role in brain health. Now for the first time, production of estrogen in the brain has been directly linked to the presence of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is found in abundance in fish oils and is… Read more

How cells control nuclear size becomes clearer

How cells control nuclear size becomes clearer

Could lead to greater understanding of cancer and aging   Over a century since scientists first observed that cells and their nucleus grow at a constant ratio to each other, we are now closer to finding out how. The cell cycle, the process of cell growth and division that sees “daughter” cells enlarge before dividing… Read more