The 23rd Comparative Glycome Research Meeting in Yokohama: Glycome Meets Synthetic Biology and Frontiers

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the 23rd Comparative Glycomics Research Meeting was held at the Training Center of Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU (Yokohama, Japan). A total of 50 participants onsite and online, including participants from Japan, the United States of America, Belgium, and China, were connected for eight presentations and discussions.

Comparison of CO-RADS Scores Based on Visual and Artificial Intelligence Assessments in a Non-Endemic Area

In this study, we first developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithm for classifying chest computed tomography (CT) images using the coronavirus disease 2019 Reporting and Data System (CO-RADS). Subsequently, we evaluated its accuracy by comparing the calculated scores with those assigned by radiologists with varying levels of experience.

The Transition of Social Isolation and Related Psychological Factors in 2 Mild Lockdown Periods During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan: Longitudinal Survey Study

Background: Lockdowns and stay-at-home orders announced internationally for COVID-19 have led to physical and social distancing, with reports of many individuals experiencing social isolation (SI) and loneliness.

Longitudinal analysis of 5-year refractive changes in a large Japanese population

Phenotyping is a critical process in plant breeding, especially when there is an increasing demand for streamlining a selection process in a breeding program. Since manual phenotyping has limited efficiency, high-throughput phenotyping methods are recently popularized owing to progress in sensor and image processing technologies. However, in a size-limited breeding field, which is common in Japan and other Asian countries, it is challenging to introduce large machinery in the field or fly unmanned aerial vehicles over the field.