May 12, 2014

Making drug studies objective

To ensure neutrality in the process of conducting clinical studies of drugs already on the market, the government needs to expand support for medical researchers so that they don't have to depend on funds from the pharmaceutical industry.

Feb 15, 2014

Helping female researchers soar

Dr. Haruko Obokata, 30, deserves all the global attention she has received for her breakthrough method in creating stem cells. How many other talented Japanese women out there could make great contributions to scientific research if they were judged by their motivation and ...

Feb 12, 2014

Prioritizing medical research

The Abe administration is seeking to establish a new system for the nation's medical research in which the government takes the lead role in pushing large-scale projects in the development of new drugs and medical technology.