Tsukuba Sports: Japan Times Article on Tsukuba Robots Coach

Asked what brought him over to Japan to take a head coaching job, Donte’ Hill assertively answered with one word: basketball.

Hill, 35, said that he considered Japanese basketball offered a great opportunity to take its game to the next level with the launch of the 12-club NBL for the 2013-14 season.

“This year, we have 10 foreign (head) coaches in this league and so many different styles of basketball that’s being played every game,” Hill said during the recently concluded All-Japan Championship in Tokyo. “So wanting to win a championship brought me here. My goal is to grow basketball, grow the Tsukuba Robots so that Japan can compete in the 2020 Olympics.”

Read the full article:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2014/01/15/basketball/coach-hill-brings-patience-positivity-to-tsukuba-robots/

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Tsukuba Research: Extracting Oil from Microalgae

BIOFUEL researchers have dramatically improved microalgae hydrocarbon productivity by using non-destructive extraction, akin to ‘milking’ algal cells as opposed to the conventional harvest and destruction.

Read more:
http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/technology-a-innovation/item/2597-%E2%80%98milking%E2%80%99-algal-cells-proves-efficient-alternative.html

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Tsukuba Research: The Kinetics of Bone Marrow–Derived Leukocytes Associated with Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Cardiopulmonary Bypass Induces Recruitment of Bone Marrow–Derived Leukocytes to the Lungs in Monkeys
http://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/S0003-4975(13)02397-7/abstract

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Tsukuba Job: Professors in Life Sciences at the University of Tsukuba

We are seeking candidates for assistant professors in the field of life sciences, especially related to defense mechanisms or homeostasis in mammals, to conduct leading-edge research and to initiate international collaboration under the “Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities” in the Life Science Center of Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA Center), the University of Tsukuba. Upon appointment, they will stay at foreign academic institutes as faculty members of the University of Tsukuba to perform research based on international collaboration for two or more years.

http://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=0&ln=1&id=D113121571&ln_jor=1

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Tsukuba Research: Simple Blood Tests Developed

Simple blood tests that can be done at home developed at the University of Tsukuba.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/30/reference/simple-tests-fill-health-check-gaps/#.UsqRvfQW2So

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Tsukuba Sports: Report on Tsukuba World Futsal 2013

http://www.tsukubainfo.jp/info/2013/1225_1200.html

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Tsukuba Sports: Update on Tsukuba Robots

Chiba Jets snap 20-game skid
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2013/12/21/basketball/chiba-jets-snap-20-game-skid/#.UsvXEvQW18E

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