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Fear of unknown barrier to iPS cures, expert says

Dec 1, 2014

Fear of unknown barrier to iPS cures, expert says

Masayo Takahashi, who led the world’s first operation to implant induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into a human body, says greater Japanese understanding of the risks and benefits of new medical procedures is key to achieving her goal of standardizing the procedure one day. ...

JAXA to launch Hayabusa2 space probe on Monday

Nov 29, 2014

JAXA to launch Hayabusa2 space probe on Monday

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Saturday it will launch its Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer on Monday. Although the launch was initially scheduled for Sunday, it was postponed due to bad weather. The rescheduled liftoff is set for 1:22 p.m. Monday from the Tanegashima Space ...

Nov 26, 2014

JAEA eyes restart of next-generation nuclear reactor

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday applied for a Nuclear Regulation Authority examination in an effort have a next-generation experimental nuclear reactor restarted. The High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor in the town of Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecturem has an output capacity of 30,000 kilowatts, ...