KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster newsletter vol.18
- December 2021 -
vol.18 December 2021
Time flies and there is only a week left before the end of the year. December 31st, new year's eve, could be one of the busiest day. On this particular day, typically we do a lot of shopping, cooking special dishes, deep cleaning the room/house to keep tidy, put some special ornaments, etc. and get ready for the new year.
One of a custom in Japan is to eat そば = Soba (Buckwheat Noodle) on new year's eve. We call it 年越しそば = Toshikoshi Soba, literally means "Year-Crossing Noodles". Since buckwheat noodle is thin and long, it is said to represents healthy long life and everlasting family fortune.
Soba Noodles with Hot Soup
Soba Noodles with Dipping Sauce
The New Year season is the most significant time for the Japanese, and we still keep some of the custom to have a great new year.
May your new year filled with joy, shines with hopes and lots of happy moments!
FBRI Editorial Team
Epigeneron, Inc. and Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, Juntendo University School of Medicine started a joint research on novel drug target discovery for neurodegenerative diseases (Published: November 24, 2021)
Epigeneron announced that it has entered into a joint research agreement with Juntendo University School of Medicine (Wado Akamatsu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine, Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine) on drug target discovery to create new therapeutic medicines for neurodegenerative diseases.
Kobe City’s Age-Tech Eldercare Technology Implementation and Promotion Program Creates Win-Win for Both Society and International Age-Tech Companies (Published: December 9, 2021)
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