University of Tsukuba

The University of Tsukuba, one of the oldest national universities (established by Japanese Government) and one of the most comprehensive research universities in Japan, is located in the city of Tsukuba (known as Tsukuba Science City), Ibaraki Prefecture in the Kantō region of Japan. The University has 28 college clusters and schools with a total of around 16,500 students (as of 2014). The main Tsukuba campus covers an area of 258 hectares (636 acres), making it the 2nd largest single campus in Japan. The branch campus is located in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, which offers graduate programs for working adults in the capital and manages K-12 schools in Tokyo that are attached to the university.

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http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/
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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatty liver disease despite a normal weight examined

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Age shows nowhere better than on the skin. The ravages of time on skin and the epidermal stem cells that differentiate to replenish its outer layer have been hypothesized, but there has been no method to evaluate their aging ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protecting the kidneys from failing

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Medical research

Feeling the pressure: How blood vessels sense their environment

Cells and tissues are not mere static structures. They have the ability to sense and dynamically react to external cues to ensure that they adapt to the ever-changing outside environment. Now, researchers from the University ...

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