Now, a low-cost test to detect cancer fast

Japanese multinational Hitachi and Kyushu University hope to develop a new low-cost test to detect cancer in one hour, by studying the reaction of roundworms after coming into contact with the urine of patients, media reported Friday.

Japan`s Hitachi posts first-quarter loss

Japanese high-tech giant Hitachi announced Tuesday a net loss of 82.7 billion yen (USD 870 million) for the fiscal first quarter with sales down heavily amid the economic downturn.