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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.28

February 27,2014

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Identification of novel neuroprotective molecule effective in ALS mouse models: NFIL3 plays a neuroprotective role in neurons Researcher: Kamon Sanada, Associate Professor
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Associate Professor Kamon Sanada’s and Professor Yoshitaka Fukuda’s research groups at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science have established that the NFIL3 protein …

University of Tsukuba

Topic:
Ancient West Asian civilization as the foundation of all modern civilizations: A counter to the “Clash of Civilizations” theory
Researcher:
Akira Tsuneki, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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We examine the conditions of “advancedness” and “universality” of ancient West Asian civilization, and try to illuminate why and how the civilization was able to survive a series of great …

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Waseda University

Topic:
Post-Mandela South Africa and Its Strategic Importance
Researcher:
Takeshi Daimon, Professor, Faculty of International Research and Education
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If you walk through cities and towns in Kenya, Tanzania, and other African countries, you’ll find main streets named after Nelson Mandela everywhere you go. People say that T-shirts bearing …

Keio University

Topic:
Constructing new product and service value through research in service design
Researcher:
Masanao Takeyama,Professor, Faculty of Economics
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A researcher in the field of service design, a field which remains relatively unfamiliar in Japan, Professor Takeyama investigates methods in which corporations and consumers can …

Kyoto University

Topic:
Detection of specific brain rhythm binding behavioral modulation and reward expectation
Researcher:
Yoshio Sakurai, Professor, Graduate School of Letters
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The research group of Satoshi Terada (Graduate Student, Graduate School of Letters), Yoshio Sakurai (Professor, Graduate School of Letters), and Susumu Takahashi (Associate Professor …

Kyushu University

Topic:
Temperature-Responsive Microgel Films as Reversible Carbon Dioxide Absorbents in Wet Environment
Researcher:
Yu Hoshino, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
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Hydrogel films composed of temperature-responsive microgel particles (GPs) containing amine groups work as stimuli-responsive carbon dioxide absorbent with a high capacity of …

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