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Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Sep 3, 2014

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Japanese researchers say they have developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in just 30 minutes, speeding up the ability to diagnose infections of the deadly disease. Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process ...

JAXA hopes to repeat asteroid success with Hayabusa2

Sep 1, 2014

JAXA hopes to repeat asteroid success with Hayabusa2

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency unveiled the new asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 to the press over the weekend as it looks to outdo the particle-collecting feat achieved by its predecessor in 2010. “I’m grateful because the new asteroid probe is now nearly complete,” professor Hitoshi ...

Aug 29, 2014

Intractable disease list grows by 100 in subsidy push

A health ministry panel has designated 110 illnesses as intractable diseases, expanding the number of patients who will qualify for medical subsidies under a law enacted in May. After gathering public opinion, the ministry plans to finalize the designations in October and issue subsidies ...