Aug 26, 2015

Tests reveal Japanese students lacking analytical ability in science

Academic achievement tests conducted at elementary and junior high schools across Japan for fiscal 2015 have found that students lack the ability to analyze and reason in the subject of science, according to results announced by the education ministry on Tuesday.Still, the tests show ...

/ Dec 31, 2014

Guam students to be tested for tuberculosis

Students at five Guam schools who were exposed to a bus driver with tuberculosis will be tested for the disease.The Department of Public Works driver died last week of unknown causes, said Alice Manalo, acting supervisor of Guam Public Health’s TB and Hansen’s disease ...

/ Oct 29, 2014

Ebola vaccine trials to start in Switzerland this week

Ebola vaccine trials are set to start in Switzerland this week after receiving the green light from the country’s authorities, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.Swiss regulators announced they would allow trials of an experimental vaccine made by Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline, and tests on some ...

/ Oct 23, 2014

J&J to start testing Ebola vaccine in January

U.S. healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it would spend up to $200 million to speed up and expand its Ebola vaccine program, with testing slated to begin in January.Johnson & Johnson said its unit Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies was closely working with the ...

Apr 1, 2014

Japanese students rank third in creative problem-solving

Japanese students ranked third in creative problem-solving in a global academic achievement survey for 2012, the OECD said Tuesday.They scored an average of 552 points in the assessment area in the triennial Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA. A total of 44 countries ...