Okayama University e-Bulletin Vol.6

February 27, 2014

Source: Okayama University, Japan, Planning and Public Information Division

For immediate release: 26 February 2014

Okayama University, Japan publishes the latest issue of its online newsletter, Okayama University e-Bulletin: //www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/kouhou/ebulletin/news/index.html

Okayama University e-Bulletin highlights news and views from one of Japan's largest comprehensive universities internationally recognized for its dynamic and innovative approach to interdisciplinary scientific research and pioneering educational programs.

(Okayama, Japan, 26 February 2014) Content highlights include mysteries of producing red colors in traditional Japanese Bizen stoneware and iron-oxidizing bacteria for lithium ion batteries; genetic engineering for elimination of quiescent human cancer stem cells; the first recovery of significant rock sections from fast-spreading lower oceanic crust; blood screening test for malignant pleural mesotheliomaearth science; and cancer stem cell niche.

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Contents of the February 2014 issue of Okayama University e-Bulletin:
OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY e-Bulletin
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Okayama University e-Bulletin highlights news and views from one of Japan's largest comprehensive universities internationally recognized for its dynamic and innovative approach to interdisciplinary scientific research and pioneering educational programs

Feature
Research and applications of iron oxide nanoparticles

From the mysteries of producing red colors in traditional Japanese Bizen stoneware to iron-oxidizing bacteria for lithium ion batteries, Professor Jun Takada is at the forefront of research on innovative iron oxide nanomaterials.

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News
Okayama University Attends Licensing Executives Society (LES)
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Project launched to train educators from Senegal
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Selection for the Center Of Innovation (COI STREAM) Program
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Takashi Yorifuji Attends World Health Organization Meeting

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Research highlights
A genetically engineered telomerase-specific oncolytic adenovirus "Telomelysin" eliminates quiescent human cancer stem cells by promoting their cell cycle entry
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The first recovery of significant rock sections from fast-spreading lower oceanic crust
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Blood Screening Test for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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Cancer stem cell niche: progenies of CSCs maintain properties of CSCs

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Intellectual Property and Enterprise
New Route for Synthesis of Roche Intermediate for (–)-Oseltamivir from Replenishable Sources

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Topics
Letters from alumni
Nan Bin Mad Sahar

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Okayama Travelogue
Contemporary art on islands in the Seto Inland Sea

Club Activities
Okayama University Women's Ice Hockey Club

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Further information:
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About Okayama University
Okayama University is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Japan with roots going back to the Medical Training Place sponsored by the Lord of Okayama and established in 1870. Now with 1,300 faculty and 14,000 students, the University offers courses in specialties ranging from medicine and pharmacy to humanities and physical sciences. Okayama University is located in the heart of Japan approximately 3 hours west of Tokyo by Shinkansen.
Website: //www.okayama-u.ac.jp/index_e.html

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