technology

Robotic Microscope OSACaBeN

A joint research team of Osaka University and Tohoku University both in Japan develop the robotic microscope OSACaBeN that tracks an animal and measures the brain in real time. **** Image: Nematode (from Osaka University Homepage) A small …

Real-time Tissue Elastography

New Noninvasive Diagnostic Method **** Ultrasound elastography is a Japanese original technology that uses an ultrasound diagnostic device to visualize elasticity of tissues. In 2003, ultrasound elastography was developed and commercialize…

Thin, Flexible Artificial Muscles Weaved into Fabrics

In April 1, 2016, a joint venture company was established by two Japanese universities to market small-diameter artificial muscles developed by their researchers. Image source: Tokyo Institute of Technology Homepage

New Approach to Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)

National Cancer Center Hospital (*1) in Japan completed a facility for a new radiation therapy using neutrons and will start a clinical trial in Spring 2017 to examine the effectiveness of the therapy. image source: National Cancer Center …

Nano-Machine Contrast Agent

Nano-medicine Innovation Center and Tokyo University jointly developed a “nano-machine contrast agent” that detects malignancy of a cancer. Kazunori Kataoka, the chief of Nano-medicine Innovation Center (a research professor of Policy Visi…