Products and technology from the fields of life science and biotechnology have proven to be highly beneficial for human society on a global scale. As a result, the focus on research has dramatically increased which in turn has aided agricultural activities and the advancements within the field of medicine. International collaborations are more important than ever to meet the future demands for food and medicine.
Examples of topics that research institutions in Norway and Japan are currently collaborating on:
– Cancer initiation from DNA-repair systems
– Gastric cancer prevention by edible vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and wasabi
– Role of vagus nerve in gastric cancer development
From FY2013, under the framework of its bilateral program, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) includes a new scheme called Open Partnership Joint Research Projects/Seminars. This scheme gives all researchers around the world an opportunity to conduct bilateral joint research projects or seminars in any academic field with funded Japanese colleagues. The scheme supports(…)
The 2014 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine is to be split between University College London’s John O’Keefe, and the Norwegian husband-and-wife team of Edvard and May-Britt Moser. According to the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute press release, the prize was awarded “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. British-American(…)
In May 2014, Asia’s largest bio event –“BIOtech 2014 Japan” and the newly launched exhibition and conference for diagnostics and testing for personalized medicine, “IVD Japan 2014”will take place concurrently in Tokyo.(May 14-16, 2014 / Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan/ Organized: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.)Extending its coverage to medical field launching IVD Japan 2014, the(…)