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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.23

September 27,2013

University of Tsukuba

Waseda University

Topic:
“Online Campaigning” and the Complete Abolition of Campaign Regulations: First Lifting of Ban Reveals Poor Results and Contradictions in “List of Don’ts”
Researcher:
un Katagi, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics
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The Liberal Democratic Party enjoyed a landslide victory in the House of Councillors election that was held yesterday. In a coalition with the New Komeito, it gained a majority of the seats …

Keio University

Topic:
Uncovering the mysteries of the brain and mind
Researcher:
Masaru Mimura, Professor, School of Medicine
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Many researchers at the Department of Neuropsychiatry bring a variety of perspectives to investigating the mysteries of the brain and mind, a vast field which encompasses research over a …

Kyoto University

Topic:
Modeling of congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia using iPS cell technology
Researcher:
Shinji Hirata, Professor and Koji Eto, Resercher, iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)
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A research group led by researcher Shinji Hirata and Professor Koji Eto at iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) has conducted a study in which iPS cells generated from a patient with …

Kyushu University

Topic:
A Munc13-like protein in Arabidopsis mediates H+-ATPase translocation that is essential for stomatal responses
Researcher:
Koh Iba, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences
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Plants control CO2 uptake and water loss by modulating the aperture of stomata located in the epidermis. Stomatal opening is initiated by the activation of H+-ATPases in the guard-cell plasma …

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Discovery of Culture Method for Efficient Biofuel Extraction from Microalgae
Researcher:
Kenji Imou, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
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Professor Imou’s group at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences has found a new unique culture method that enables effective recovery of hydrocarbons using organic …

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