National Topics

Jul 7, 2016

Flu drug Avigan tested against fatal tick-borne disease

Japanese researchers have recently begun a clinical study of the flu drug Avigan to see if it can cure a tick-transmitted infectious disease that has a relatively high fatality rate and no effective treatment. Avigan, developed by a unit of Tokyo-based Fujifilm Holdings Corp., ...

Japanese astronaut blasts off for ISS

Jul 7, 2016

Japanese astronaut blasts off for ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a three-person crew of Japanese, Russian and American astronauts to the International Space Station successfully moved into orbit Thursday after taking off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Orbit was reached nine minutes after the launch at 7:36 a.m. ...