Posts Tagged: Women in STEM

Meet Akiko Kubota

Meet Akiko Kubota

  In the summer of 2015, when she moved from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Akiko Kubota was surprised by two things: One, the love and excitement towards the Hiroshima Carp baseball team; and two, the fraught relationship concerning the atomic bomb and the people of Hiroshima. August 6, 2018, marks the 73rd anniversary of the day… Read more

Meet Yoko Iwamoto

Meet Yoko Iwamoto

  Water is an all-encompassing part of Yoko Iwamoto’s life. She grew up by the sea, influencing her decision to study the ocean. Her studies have taken her as far north as the Bering Sea and as far south as the Equator. Now a marine chemist at Hiroshima University, Iwamoto studies the interaction between Earth’s… Read more

Researchers identify new type of depression

Researchers identify new type of depression

Protein linked with depression shows promise as new drug target     Depression is a mental disorder that affects over 300 million people around the world. While treatments exist, many of them are based on one hypothesis of how depression arises. Patients that do not fit this mold may not be getting benefits. A study… Read more

Meet Rong Shang

Meet Rong Shang

  Dr. Rong Shang is a chemist. In her words, ‘We are always making new stuff.’ She and her colleagues build molecules combining organic atoms, like carbon and hydrogen, with metals, like gold and platinum. Originally from China, Dr. Shang studied and worked in three different countries before coming to Japan. Now she is Assistant… Read more

Well-wrapped feces allow lobsters to eat jellyfish stingers without injury

Well-wrapped feces allow lobsters to eat jellyfish stingers without injury

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuVvfpIBvY0″ width=”660″] Results advance efforts for sustainable lobster aquaculture Lobsters eat jellyfish without harm from the venomous stingers due to a series of physical adaptations.  Researchers from Hiroshima University examined lobster feces to discover that lobsters surround their servings of jellyfish in protective membranes that prevent the stingers from injecting their venom.  The results… Read more

Scientists measure how baby bump changes the way women walk, make future safety studies possible

Scientists measure how baby bump changes the way women walk, make future safety studies possible

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7igObu8j7fE” width=”660″]   Movie sets are normally the home of three-dimensional motion caption systems, but researchers used the same video recording system in a lab to measure the way pregnant women walk.  This is the first research study to use 3D motion capture to create a biomechanical model of pregnant women.  The results verify… Read more