Posts Categorized: Research News

Transcription factor helps tumors grow in low oxygen, resist anticancer therapies

Transcription factor helps tumors grow in low oxygen, resist anticancer therapies

  An international team of researchers found how cancer cells respond to DNA damage signaling when in low oxygen, or hypoxia. Through comprehensive gene expression analyses, the team determined how one family of genes controls DNA damage response, as well as how it weakens the effectiveness of anticancer therapies. Our bodies have strict molecular mechanisms… Read more

For Americans, understanding money eases old age anxiety

For Americans, understanding money eases old age anxiety

  A new household economics study from Hiroshima University suggests that financially literate people are more capable of accumulating wealth and worrying less about life in old age. This study is the first of its kind to examine how financial literacy influences anxiety about life in old age in the United States. “Anxiety is bad… Read more

Precursor cells for all components of the heart – except right ventricle – found

Precursor cells for all components of the heart – except right ventricle – found

Should assist in regenerative medicine Progenitor cells – undifferentiated cells that later become specified – for all the heart’s components, except for the right ventricle, have been found by Hiroshima University researchers and detailed in a paper published in Nature Communications. It is hoped this discovery will lead to greater understanding of mechanisms employed during… Read more

‘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