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A Novel Insight into Cardiac Function: Development of a New Model of Spontaneous Oscillatory Contraction
Dec 17, 2013 15:20 JST
Beginning with their discovery of spontaneous oscillatory contraction (SPOC) of muscle, Prof. Shin'ichi Ishiwata and his team at Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering have been experimentally characterizing this phenomenon over the last 25 years.
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Testing Begins at the Energy Management System (EMS) Shinjuku Demonstration Center
Dec 12, 2013 08:30 JST
Waseda University and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), have set up a new set of servers at their EMS Shinjuku Demonstration Center to handle DR signals over networks such as the internet.
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Waseda Robotics Research Leading the World
Dec 11, 2013 09:00 JST
Waseda University is promoting research that can contribute to the realization of world peace and human happiness. In order to construct a framework of an "international research university," the university disseminates information on these activities worldwide and feeds the results back into human society.
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Waseda University Leads a New International Team on Natural Disaster Mitigation
Dec 06, 2013 14:10 JST
Waseda University announces the formation of an international base for research on compound disasters due to tsunamis, earthquakes, storm surges and volcanic eruptions. The team will include researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Tanzania, Bhutan, Chile, and Vietnam.
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Waseda University Team Sheds Light on Self-organization of Biological Structures
Nov 29, 2013 12:20 JST
Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have identified key information to help explain the formation of the "spindle apparatus", a structure required for cell division. Their findings shed light on the mechanisms behind "self-organization" - an essential characteristic of biological structures.
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A New Energy Conversion Principle with Potential to Double the Efficiency of Today's Engines
Nov 27, 2013 17:30 JST
Professor Naitoh of Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering has discovered a new compressive combustion principle that can yield engines with the ultimate level of efficiency.
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Waseda University Team Observes 'Molecular Motors' Involved in Chromosome Transport
Nov 25, 2013 13:30 JST
Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have for the first time directly observed the "molecular motor", called Xkid, that plays a critical role in facilitating the proper alignment of chromosomes during cell division.
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Successful Control of Bleeding by Closing Vena Cava Wound with Nanosheets
Jul 22, 2013 21:00 JST
Severe damage to the large vessels from multiple trauma or accidental complications in surgery can cause exsanguinating hemorrhage leading to death. Especially in the thin-walled vena cava abundant with blood, a tear in a small laceration soon widens, requiring a difficult and specialized vascular surgery technique to be fixed.
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