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Photo caption: Kyoka HOSHI, postdoctoral researcher Hiromi ITO, associate professor Yasuhiro HASHIMOTO, professor emeritus
24 September 2021

Fukushima Medical Univ. team finds means of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers from the School of Medicine's Department of Biochemistry at Fukushima Medical University has discovered for the first time in the world that transferrin -- a type of protein contained in the brain's spinal fluid -- could be used as a possible earmark for early detection of Alzheimer's disease. The team has found a tendency that the …

16 September 2021

JA group to slash advance pay to Fukushima rice growers for 2021 crops

The Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) group's distributor in Fukushima Prefecture has decided to sharply reduce estimated payments to rice growers for their 2021 crops in response to slumping demand for the staple food. The decision was taken on Sept. 10 at a meeting of the steering committee of JA Zen-Noh Fukushima, which fixes the JA estimates that are used as …

Photo: Hiroyuki Uchida (2nd from right) throws his arms in the air together with his supporters in celebration of his first mayoral election victory, with his wife Yoko on the left.
9 September 2021

Uchida elected Iwaki mayor, beating incumbent, other candidates

Hiroyuki Uchida, a 49-year-old former education ministry bureaucrat running as an independent, won the mayoral election in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sept. 5 following the expiration of the incumbent's term of office. It was his first victory in the city's mayoral election. Uchida garnered 45,885 ballots, 17,627 more than runner-up Noboru Usami, 54, also an independent and former House of …

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