Niigata University is a national university in Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 1949 and has its major origins in Niigata Medical College and in Niigata Higher School . It is one of the largest Japanese national universities on the Sea of Japan.The university comprises nine faculties and seven graduate schools . The student enrollment is about 12,000.The faculties, graduate schools are concentrated in Ikarashi Campus to the west of the city. The medical faculties are located in Asahimachi Campus in the downtown. Attached schools are located in Nishi Ohata district next to Asahimachi Campus . In a building next to Niigata Station there is a small campus named Tokimate , whose main purpose is to offer courses of lifelong learning for adults. Wikipedia.
Niigata University and Stelic Institute & CO. | Date: 2014-01-17
The present invention provides methods for retaining and expressing physiologically active substances in a target tissue-specific-manner, by administering the physiologically active substances to target submucous tissue. Specifically, the present inventors demonstrated that, when physiologically active substances were directly administered into submucous tissues without using a carrier, the physiologically active substances were effectively and safely retained at the administration sites over long periods without loss and diffusion, and produced the effect acting in a reservoir-like fashion. The physiologically active substances administered as described above were demonstrated to produce the therapeutic effect without having an influence on organs other than the administered organ.
Niigata University and Nagoya University | Date: 2013-10-07
An object is to provide a Tol1 element transposase and a use thereof. Provided is a Tol1 element transposase containing (a) a protein having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 1 or (b) a protein having an amino acid sequence homologous to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and having an enzymatic activity for transferring Tol1 element. Further, provided is a polynucleotide encoding the transposase and an expression construct containing the polynucleotide therein. The present invention also provides a DNA introduction system including (a) a donor factor having such a structure that a desired DNA is inserted in a transposase gene-defected Tol1 element and (b) a helper factor containing the transposase or the polynucleotide.
Niigata University and Sekisui Chemical Co. | Date: 2012-11-20
Provided are a functional-group-modified carbon material modified with an isocyanate group or amino group, and a method for producing the material. The material is an isocyanate-group-modified carbon material in which an isocyanate group of a diisocyanate compound is bonded to a graphene-like carbon material, or an amino-group-modified carbon material in which a fragment obtained by radical-decomposing an amino-group-containing azo-type radical initiator is added to the graphene-like carbon material by radical-trapping. The method is a method for producing a functional-group-modified carbon material, including heating and stirring, in a solvent, a graphene-like carbon material, and a diisocyanate compound or an amino-group-containing azo-type radical initiator.
Japan Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International and Niigata University | Date: 2013-12-09
Conventionally, it is impossible to detect an object to which a person feels a similar sense based on latent consciousness. Detection of an object to which a person feels a similar sense is realizable by a brain information processing apparatus using high-level brain activity information indicating a latent consciousness. The brain information processing apparatus has stored therein one or more pieces of brain information that includes brain activity information, which is information on a brain activation level, and object information, and includes: an accepting unit that accepts brain activity information; an object information acquisition unit that acquires one or more pieces of object information associated with one or more pieces of brain activity information that is approximate to the brain activity information to the extent of satisfying a predetermined condition; and an output unit that outputs the object information acquired by the object information acquisition unit.
Sekisui Chemical Co. and Niigata University | Date: 2013-05-14
Providing a modified-graphene-like carbon material into which hydroxyl groups are introduced. By reacting a graphene-like carbon material with hydrogen peroxide, a hydroxyl group is introduced into the graphene-like carbon material.