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Jul 22, 2016

Japan team boasts rehab-assisting gear wearable like pants

Shinshu University professor Minoru Hashimoto said Thursday his team has developed a trial model of rehabilitation-assisting equipment that can be put on like trousers. The curara equipment for walk rehabilitation will be put to practical use in 2018 after improvements. A university venture will ...

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., ...