Laying the Groundwork for In Silico Drug Discovery with the K computer to Increase the Pace of New Drug Development
Osaka has long been the home to many pharmaceutical companies in japan. The NPO Biogrid Center Kansai, located in Grand Front Osaka (opened in 2013), partners with universities and pharmaceutical companies to lay the groundwork for in silico drug discovery using the K computer. In silico means leveraging new IT-based techniques for drug discovery in addition to traditional experiment-based techniques.
The Days of Cold Bento Food are Over!
"Bento" is now a common word around the world, so many of you might know that bento box means a Japanese-style lunch box. Wouldn't it make you happy if you can eat a warm homemade lunch anytime you want without using a microwave oven?
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
Fujifilm is going to release a new Cheki camera called instax WIDE 300 on November 21 from their instant camera "instax" series.
The Cheki instax WIDE 300 prints photos that are twice the size of normal Cheki photos.
It has a grip to help hold the camera easily with your right hand and also a hole to attach a tripod at the bottom.
LG announced that they will release their new round face smartwatch LG G Watch R in the beginning of November around the world.
LG G Watch R is an Android Wear smartwatch with Snapdragon 400 CPU and 4GB memory. It has a similar look and sense of fit as a regular wristwatch. OEL display (320x320) is used for its round dial face.
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo and a Fujitsu research group have developed a simulator of a beating heart based on mathematically modeled operating principles of molecular motors. This research links molecules on the micro-level and the heart on the macro-level, and enables high-level predictions that can be used both for basic medical research and clinical practice.
At Keio University, the Toyama Laboratory, in the Department of Information and Computer Science (Faculty of Science and Technology), researches how to operate database technology to support IT simply and efficiently. The Toyama Lab takes a threefold approach to this research, aiming to construct and implement new systems from the three viewpoints of extension, combination, and application.