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October 31, 2019

** Research NEWS
No Glutamine? No Problem!
Study Shows How a Chemical Lets Starving Cancer Thrive

The rapid growth of tumors in the body can often leave cancer cells starved for nutrients. Cancer cells can adapt and grow under these conditions, but the mechanisms that allow this are poorly understood. Researchers at RCAST identified a chemical, PEtn, that accumulates in glutamine-starved cancer cells and allows them to thrive. The discovery may eventually lead to new treatment approaches in cancer.



Emeritus Professor, Toshiro Fujita (Clinical Epigenetics) was selected the Homer W. Smith Award recipient for his outstanding contribution to a deeper understanding of kidney function, particularly as it relates to hypertension


Project Associate Professor Satoshi OHARA (Renewable Fuel Global Network) was awarded Technical Award of the Society for Biotechnology


** Event: Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things

The UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law is bringing their 4th conference on Patents in Telecoms to Tokyo, building on the success of the events held since 2014 in Washington DC. The 2019 conference has been organised with the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology.

Dates : November 7, 2019 9:00 - 18:00
November 8, 2019 9:00 - 16:40
Venue: Yasuda Auditorium, The University of Tokyo
Fee :Ticket prices range from free of charge for Academics, Government Employees and students to £400>


** Event : International Conference on the New Security Dynamics in the Middle East

International conference on “the Strategic Rivalries in the Middle East” which will be held at the RCAST, the University of Tokyo in cooperation with Institute of Global Security and Defense Studies. This conference is a joint project of researchers and practitioners who are affiliated with both institutes. This conference will tackle with the issue of the risks and opportunities in the new security dynamics in the Middle East in the context of the growing sense and perception of U.S. withdrawal from the region.

Date : November 18, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
Venue : RCAST Building 3, M2F floor, Seminar room
Fee : Free admission, Pre-registration required.
Registration: Please contact to the Religion and Global Security Division of RCAST, the University of Tokyo (office@me.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp)


** In the Media

University of Tokyo, San Ag team up to aid communal waters in Guimaras [Daily Guardian]

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