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February 28, 2023

[Press Release] Stopping Seizures on a Dime: Chemogenetics for the Treatment of Challenging Epilepsy Cases


October 20, 2022

[Event] International Mini Workshop on Low Dose and Low Dose-Rate Radiation Research -Current Status and Future Prospects-

August 31, 2022

[Press Release] Researchers Visualize α-Synuclein Pathology in Living Patients with A Neurodegenerative Disorder

June 29, 2022

[Press Release] Protecting the Brain from Dementia-Inducing Abnormal Protein Aggregates


October 23, 2021

[Press Release] A Diet of Essential Amino Acids Could Keep Dementia at Bay, Finds Study

October 21, 2021

[Press Release] New Study Helps in Finally Breaking the “Silence” on the Brain Network

October 12, 2021

[Press Release] The Future of Neuroimaging is “Lit”: PET-Based Technique Aids Better Live Visualization

September 21-22, 2021

[Event] The 5th QST international symposium "Radiation Emergency Monitoring and Medicine in Nuclear Disaster"

July 2, 2021

[Press Release] To Do or Not to Do: Cracking the Code of Motivation

June 24, 2021

[Press Release] Novel Technique Decodes Mechanisms Controlling Executive Functions of the Primate Brain

June 21, 2021

[Press Release]Closer to Cure: New Imaging Method Tracks Cancer Treatment Efficacy in Preclinical Studies

June 7, 2021

[Press Release] Finding the Weak Points in Radiation-Resistant Pancreatic Cancer Cells

January 29, 2021

[Press Release] On the Dot: Novel Quantum Sensor Provides New Approach to Early Diagnosis Via Imaging


October 30, 2020

[Press Release] Brain imaging for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

October 27, 2020

[High-Profile Research Paper]Significant changes in yields of 7-hydroxy-coumarin-3-carboxylic acid produced under FLASH radiotherapy conditions

October 1, 2020

[Press Release]Timing the life of antimatter particles may lead to better cancer treatment: Japanese team aims to detect oxygen concentration in tumors using upgraded medical imaging scan

October 1, 2020

[High-Profile Research Paper]Radiation dose and its protection in the Moon from galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles: at the lunar surface and in a lava tube

July 7, 2020

[High-Profile Research Paper] Deschloroclozapine, a potent and selective chemogenetic actuator enables rapid neuronal and behavioral modulations in mice and monkeys

July 3, 2020

[High-Profile Research Paper] Excess tau PET ligand retention in elderly patients with major depressive disorder

June 29, 2020

[Press release] Development of a safe liver sinusoidal wall coating agent to significantly increase the efficacy of gene therapy drugs. -Controlling the clearance of gene therapy drugs at the liver sinusoidal wall-

April 1, 2020

[High-Profile Research Paper] Macaques exhibit implicit gaze bias anticipating others’ false belief-driven actions via the medial prefrontal cortex.

March 10, 2020

[High-Profile Research Paper] Immuno-OpenPET: a novel approach for early diagnosis and image-guided surgery for small resectable pancreatic cancer.

January 29, 2020

QMS pamphlet was renewed

January 1, 2020

[High-Profile Research Paper] Genetic aberrations in iPSCs are introduced by a transient G1-S cell cycle checkpoint deficiency.


December 26, 2019

QST-NIRS, CEA and IRSN Joint workshop was held.

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December 26, 2019

Mid-term Coordination Meeting for Regional Project RAS 6086 was held.

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December 25, 2019

IAEA/RCA Mid-term Project Review Meeting (RAS6087) was held.

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October 3, 2019

IAEA-NIRS, QST Training course on carbon ion therapy

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April 1, 2019

NIRS website was renewed

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March 16, 2019

Risks of subsequent primary cancers are not elevated after carbon ion radiotherapy

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February 4, 2019

Cancer risk from radiation: reduction of dose rate lowers mammary cancer more effectively for adult rats

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August 29, 2018

KinoPharma and National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology Launch Collaborative Research Project for Exploring New Drug Development for Alzheimer'sDisease
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June 8, 2018

Tau steal the motivation in Alzheimer'sdisease
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June 6, 2018

Neuromolecular basis of faded perception helps to understand derealization symptoms
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June 6, 2018

Intratumoral evaluation of 3D microvasculature and nanoparticle distribution using a Gd-dendron modified nano-liposomal contrast agent with MRI
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May 8, 2018

National Strategy Zone in Chiba; The first trainee will arrive
The foreign oncologist will start training of Carbon Ion Radiotherapy at NIRS/QST
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May 8, 2018

New insight into DNA double-strand break repair mechanism mediated by non-histone protein acetylation
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March 2, 2018

Forced lipophagy in mouse embryo
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January 25, 2018

Reports on PET Imaging Physics Research
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January 19, 2018

Novel mechanism for the maintenance of the undifferentiated state of mouse ES cells by O-GlcNAc
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September 21, 2017

NIRS designated as an IAEA Capacity Building Centre for radiation emergency medical preparedness
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September 5, 2017

QST Receives MHLW Minister's Award for Elmammo, a PET Device Dedicated for Breast Cancer
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June 29, 2017

Dosimetry and radiography of a-particles targeting cancer cells for radioimmunotherapy
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June 29, 2017

Development of alpha-radioimmunotherapy for peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer
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January 12, 2017

International Open Laboratory Symposium 2017
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December 12, 2016

The ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Japan visited QST-NIRS
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October 26, 2016

IAEA-NIRS, QST Training course on heavy ion radiotherapy
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May 17, 2016

Press Release: Cancer diagnostic innovation with nanomachine contrast agents.
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January 8, 2016

NIRS and Toshiba Complete World's First Rotating Gantry with Superconducting Technology for Heavy-ion Radiotherapy System
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[Press Release] Protecting the Brain from Dementia-Inducing Abnormal Protein Aggregates

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