Scientists Confirm Activity In Mammoth Cell Nuclei

Scientists confirm activity in mammoth cell nuclei

Researchers from Japan and Russia say they have inserted cell nuclei from a woolly mammoth into the eggs of mice, and have confirmed signs of biological activities toward the early stages of cell division.

Scientists from Japan's Kindai University and others recovered cells from a young mammoth in relatively good condition from remains found in permafrost in Russia's Sakha Republic in 2010. The creature is believed to have lived about 28,000 years ago.

Scientists Find Tiny Body At Solar System's Edge

Scientists find tiny body at Solar System's edge

Japanese astronomers say they have spotted a small celestial body at the far edge of the Solar System.

Scientists from the National Astronomical Observatory, Kyoto University and others say the body is 2.6 kilometers in diameter.

Scientists To Study Origin Of Japanese Using Dna

Scientists to study origin of Japanese using DNA

Scientists in Japan will start a project to research the origins of the Japanese people by analyzing DNA data.

It's believed that humans started to arrive in the Japanese archipelago about 40,000 years ago. But it is unknown who they were and how they became modern Japanese people.

Scientists Detect Neutrino From Distant Black Hole

Scientists detect Neutrino from distant black hole

Researchers say they have located a deep-space source for elementary particles called neutrinos.

Scientists from 12 countries published their findings in Friday's edition of the American journal, Science. The team includes Japanese researchers at Chiba University.

Scientists Discover How Memories Are Linked

Scientists discover how memories are linkedJapanese scientists say they've found a way to disconnect associated memories in the brain. They hope the study could help develop a new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
A team led by Professor Kaoru Inokuchi at the University of Toyama gave electric shocks to mice to implant fear memories. They kept sounding a buzzer during the experiment. The mice were then given sweet water while the buzzer sounded.

Two Japanese Scientists Receive Nobel Prize

Two Japanese scientists receive Nobel prizeThe Nobel Prize Award Ceremony took place on Thursday evening, with two Japanese scientists receiving this year's prizes in medicine and physics.
At a ceremony held in the Stockholm Concert Hall, Satoshi Omura, 80, was given his medal and diploma by Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf for his discovery concerning a therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites.

Scientists: Fish Distinguish Each Other By Face

Scientists: Fish distinguish each other by faceResearchers in western Japan say they have found that a type of territorial fish can distinguish its own species by face, just like mammals and some birds.
A group led by Osaka City University's graduate school professor Masanori Koda conducted an experiment using fish from the Cichlidae family.

Happy Part Of Human Brain Found By Kyoto Scientists

Happy part of human brain found by Kyoto scientistsTap the right side of your head and you are getting close to the source of human happiness.
A region in the right side of the brain is bigger in people who regard themselves as happy compared with those who have a more gloomy outlook, a study by Japanese scientists has revealed.

Japanese Scientists Go High-tech To Repair Ancient Indonesian Temple

Japanese scientists go high-tech to repair ancient Indonesian templeJapanese researchers using cosmic radiation have helped to restore a ninth-century Hindu temple complex in Indonesia from damage caused by a major earthquake in 2006.
Through the advanced scientific method, the researchers from Mie University, the University of Tokyo and other institutions concluded that the main shrine of the Prambanan Temple Compounds in Central Java was in no immediate danger of collapsing.