University of Tsukuba

AstaReal and University of Tsukuba, Japan awarded Patent on Astaxanthin and Exercise Therapy for Improving Cognitive Function

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:51pm

AstaReal astaxanthin modulates genes in the brain that are involved in learning, memory and neuron formation.

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  • AstaReal astaxanthin modulates genes in the brain that are involved in learning, memory and neuron formation.
  • Exercise therapy has been shown to stimulate AHN, as well as enhance and help maintain cognitive function.
  • This new patent from AstaReal ( US 11,116732 ) shows that astaxanthin combined with exercise can improve the effects of exercise on AHN, learning, and spatial memory by modulating genetic expression in the hippocampus.
  • Pre -clinical studies led by Prof Hideaki Soya at the University of Tsukuba, showed Astaxanthin combined with exercise improved cognitive function better than either exercise or astaxanthin treatments alone.

Hitachi Selected by the University of Tsukuba for its Second Proton Therapy System as a PFI Project

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 4:57am

The new proton therapy center will be equipped with Hitachi's compact design proton therapy system, including a set of one accelerator and two rotating gantry treatment rooms.

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  • The new proton therapy center will be equipped with Hitachi's compact design proton therapy system, including a set of one accelerator and two rotating gantry treatment rooms.
  • Image of New Proton Therapy Center; The new center is on the left of existing site
    The University of Tsukuba has been using Hitachi's proton therapy system since 2001.
  • Upon completion and opening of the new proton therapy center, the University of Tsukuba will shift its treatment from the existing center to the new center.
  • In 2001, the University of Tsukuba adopted Hitachi's proton therapy system and has provided proton therapy to approximately 6,000 cancer patients to date.

HPC-AI Advisory Council Announces the 9th Annual APAC RDMA Competition Awards

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) today announced the results of its 9th Annual APAC RDMA Competition .

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  • The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) today announced the results of its 9th Annual APAC RDMA Competition .
  • The annual APAC RDMA programming competitions mission is to bridge the gap between state-of-art HPC, AI and storage communication technologies and university lecture programs across APAC.
  • The competition provides the opportunity for students in universities and research centers to learn and practice with the industrys most advanced RDMA programming technologies.
  • The 9th annual competition provided RDMA programming lectures for more than 40 teams and selected 20 teams to participate in the final competition from 11 countries and regions in APAC.

WARPSPACE Finalized Series A Fundraising

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 3:05pm

WARPSPACE Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter "WARPSPACE," Director CEO: Satoru Tsunemachi), a spin-out space startup from the University of Tsukuba, announced that it has closed Series A round with Japanese leading venture capitals, such as SBI Investment Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd.

Key Points: 
  • WARPSPACE Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter "WARPSPACE," Director CEO: Satoru Tsunemachi), a spin-out space startup from the University of Tsukuba, announced that it has closed Series A round with Japanese leading venture capitals, such as SBI Investment Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd.
  • It is the final close of the Series A round and the total amount of funding has exceeded 9M USD since it was founded in 2016.
  • On top of that, by raising from Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd., all three Japanese megabanks are now listed on our investors.
  • It is 5 years since the founding of WARPSPACE, we marked the worlds first startup, among the inter-satellite optical communication providers, who have been able to close Series A thanks to lots of support.

WPI-MANA Achieves Direct Growth of Germanene, Marking Major Step for Electronic Device Fabrication

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 8:00am

They believe this could be a promising technique for the fabrication of germanene-based electronic devices in the future.

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  • They believe this could be a promising technique for the fabrication of germanene-based electronic devices in the future.
  • The WPI-MANA group grew the germanene at interfaces of graphene/Ag(111) and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN)/Ag(111) by segregating germanium atoms.
  • The resulting germanene was stable in air and uniform over the entire area covered with a van der Waals (vdW) material.
  • Such bandgap controllability would provide a way to overcome the problem of gapless graphene for future electronic device applications.

WPI-MANA Achieves Direct Growth of Germanene, Marking Major Step for Electronic Device Fabrication

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 8:00am

They believe this could be a promising technique for the fabrication of germanene-based electronic devices in the future.

Key Points: 
  • They believe this could be a promising technique for the fabrication of germanene-based electronic devices in the future.
  • The WPI-MANA group grew the germanene at interfaces of graphene/Ag(111) and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN)/Ag(111) by segregating germanium atoms.
  • The resulting germanene was stable in air and uniform over the entire area covered with a van der Waals (vdW) material.
  • Such bandgap controllability would provide a way to overcome the problem of gapless graphene for future electronic device applications.

Best Master's Programs Releases Ranking of the Top 25 Online Sports Management Master's Programs

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 4:04pm

For working professionals who need a top program in a convenient format, Best Master's Programs has ranked the 25 Best Online Master's in Sports Management.

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  • For working professionals who need a top program in a convenient format, Best Master's Programs has ranked the 25 Best Online Master's in Sports Management.
  • The BMP ranking of the top Sports Management Master's programs is meant to help working professionals find a program with a real return on investment and career impact.
  • Best Master's Programs used three criteria to determine the ranking:
    The top 3 online Master's in Sports Management programs for 2021 are: (1) Georgetown University, (2) North Carolina State University, and (3) Louisiana State University.
  • Best Master's Programs is an independent online guide to finding the best traditional and online master's degree programs.

Weber State University Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery Welcomes International Artist Yasuaki Onishi for Art Exhibition, Reverse of Volume

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:25pm

It serves the Department of Visual Art & Design, Weber State University and the community of Northern Utah by presenting the work of local, regional, and nationally recognized artists, including new work, emerging media and original scholarship.

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  • It serves the Department of Visual Art & Design, Weber State University and the community of Northern Utah by presenting the work of local, regional, and nationally recognized artists, including new work, emerging media and original scholarship.
  • Yasuaki Onishi studied sculpture at University of Tsukuba and Kyoto City University of Arts.
  • In his installation, Reverse of Volume, Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials plastic sheeting and black hot glue to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space.
  • View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/weber-state-university-mary-eliz...
    SOURCE Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities

University of Tsukuba Hosts 2nd Tri-University Showcase Conference on SFT Sport Academy Formation Project

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00am

TOKYO, Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 10, the University of Tsukuba's Tokyo Campus hosted the 2nd Tri-University Showcase Conference on the SFT Sport Academy Formation Project.

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  • TOKYO, Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 10, the University of Tsukuba's Tokyo Campus hosted the 2nd Tri-University Showcase Conference on the SFT Sport Academy Formation Project.
  • The event was organized by Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies(TIAS), together with the National Coach Developer Academy(NCDA) at Nippon Sport Science University, and the NIFS International Sport Academy(NIFISA) at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports(NIFS).
  • Based at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) was founded in 2014 with the backing of the Sport for Tomorrow programme, introduced by the Japanese government to promote sport, along with the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
  • The academy's Master's Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies aims to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the field of global sport.

Tsukuba University Welcomes New Intake to International Sport Programme

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:00am

TSUKUBA, Japan, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- September 28 saw the University of Tsukuba host a ceremony to welcome the new intake of students on the 4th Master's Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies, operated since 2015 by Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS).

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  • TSUKUBA, Japan, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- September 28 saw the University of Tsukuba host a ceremony to welcome the new intake of students on the 4th Master's Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies, operated since 2015 by Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS).
  • "The TIAS curriculum is designed to prepare you for this by guiding you through a broad range of specialist topics in the field of sport."
  • Based at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) was founded in 2014 with the backing of the Sport for Tomorrow programme, introduced by the Japanese government to promote sport, along with the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
  • The academy's Master's Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies aims to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the field of global sport, while also providing a forum for international exchange.