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26 Jan 2022
An international team has developed an alumina short-wavelength absorber patterned with moth eye-like structures. These new anti-reflective structures will improve the performance of telescopes studying radiation from the Big Bang.
Photo of the entire amber-encased fossil specimen of Huablattula hui, a cretaceous cockroach (Ryo Taniguchi, et al. The Science of Nature. September 28, 2021).
25 Jan 2022
Studying the sensory organs of a 100-million-year-old cockroach offers new insights into how the species may have lived.
24 Jan 2022
Researchers from Hokkaido University have proposed a framework to assist in the demarcation between genetically modified organisms and genome-edited organisms, taking into account both scientific and socio-ethical considerations.
DIM damages nuclear membrane in fission yeast
24 Jan 2022
Broccoli may contain advantages beyond nutrition. A molecule found in broccoli, cabbage and more digests down into DIM, a compound with brighter benefits than the name implies, such as inducing cell death in breast, prostate and colon cancer. Now, researchers are beginning to understand the mechanism underpinning this molecular behavior — information that could help elucidate future anti-cancer treatments.
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18 Jan 2022
COW and GEP are new types of exploding stars. Researchers have succeeded in explaining the features of a new type of supernova which appears ten to a hundred times brighter at its peak, and with a much faster rise toward the peak compared to an ordinary supernova.
Reaction vials being exposed to blue light from an LED (Photo: Yusuke Masuda).
18 Jan 2022
A new method for creating a highly useful chemical subunit eliminates the need for precious metals, potentially leading to the sustainable production of pharmaceuticals and electronics.
The experimental system used in the research. Water is pumped from the main Horonai stream, through 48 artificial stream chambers, and then flows back out to the the main stream (Photo: Samuel Ross).
12 Jan 2022
Predator species may buffer the negative impacts of climate change by mitigating against the loss of biodiversity, according to new research led by scientists in Trinity College Dublin and joined by scientists at Hokkaido University
12 Jan 2022
A team of researchers including Kavli IPMU's Valeri Vardanyan and Misao Sasaki have theorized that in addition to the gravitational waves originating from vacuum fluctuations during inflation, a large amount of gravitational waves can be sourced by the quantum vacuum fluctuations of additional fields during inflation.
creating a single molecule transistor (SMT) by mounting a single water molecule in a C60 cage between two gold electrodes.
06 Jan 2022
A collaborative team led by researchers from Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo uses a single water molecule in a C60 cage to probe quantum mechanics
04 Jan 2022
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Applied Physics Letters the design of an ultrafast amplitude detector for use in high-speed atomic force microscopy. The detector will enable the real-time recording of fast dynamical processes of biomolecules.
27 Dec 2021
Researchers from Osaka City University have shown in mice models of Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies, that the intranasal administration of rifampicin and resveratrol in combination is safer and improves cognitive function more than rifampicin alone. The research results are expected to lead to the development of safe and effective nasal spray for the prevention of dementia.
23 Dec 2021
By searching for the protein transglutaminase 1 (TGM1) among patients with various autoimmune skin diseases, researchers have successfully identified a separate disease that can be linked to autoimmunity against TGM1. This backward method demonstrates a new way of identifying autoantigens as markers for various diseases. By letting autoantigens point to the disease, diagnosis and treatment can be facilitated, according to the study now published in PNAS.
22 Dec 2021
Scientists predict that continued global warming under current trends could lead to an elevation of the sea level by as much as five meters by the year 3000 CE.
22 Dec 2021
We have succeeded in establishing a mouse model that develops gastric cancer closely resembling advanced human gastric cancer. Using this model, we have discovered gastric cancer stem cells, i.e. Lgr5+ gastric cancer cells, essential for the development, maintenance, and metastasis of cancer. Our study provides an experimental system that enables detailed analysis of highly malignant gastric cancer and is expected to lead to the development of a breakthrough treatment for advanced human gastric cancer.
21 Dec 2021
In a study of 280 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI), researchers investigated the 3-year prognostic impact of frailty evaluated by the Kihon checklist (KCL), a survey originally developed to identify elderly individuals who were at risk of requiring support within the Japanese long-term care insurance system. Results showed that the estimated 3-year mortality rate was significantly higher in individuals who ranked high on the KCL, showcasing the checklist as a simple tool to be used alongside other surgical risk scores, in identifying patients who are too frail to benefit from TAVI
17 Dec 2021
An international team of astronomers has revealed a new map of the Milky Way galaxy’s outer disc showing remains of tidal arms excited from interactions with satellite galaxies in the distant past.
16 Dec 2021
In a study published in Nature Energy this month, researchers led by Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) describe how nanodiamond-reinforced composite membranes can purify hydrogen from its humid mixtures, making the hydrogen generation processes vastly more efficient and cost-effective.
Schematic view of identification of responsive genes in meta-analysis
16 Dec 2021
Researchers are closer to understanding potential common features of sources of oxidative stress observed in several diseases, from Parkinson’s disease to cancer.
15 Dec 2021
In a recent study published in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles researchers from Kanazawa University have visualized structural changes on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 that enable it to enter human cells.
13 Dec 2021
The Akira Suzuki Award and the ICReDD Award, both sponsored by the Tosoh Corporation, were established in 2021 by the Akira Suzuki Award Organizing Committee, led by professors at the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD), in commemoration of Professor Akira Suzuki’s winning of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and in celebration of his 90th birthday.
09 Dec 2021
Using data on electromagnetic (EM) waves and plasma particles measured simultaneously via multiple satellites, an international collaborative research group has discovered the existence of invisible “propagation path” of EM waves and elucidated the mechanism by which EM waves propagate to the ground.
09 Dec 2021
A team of astronomers including Kavli IPMU's Ji-an Jiang has discovered the fastest optical flash of a Type Ia supernova.
08 Dec 2021
If researchers can detect Q-balls in gravitational waves, it could help explain why more matter than anti-matter was left over after the Big Bang.
The expression of the immune response gene ​​NLRC5 (red purple) is suppressed in SARS-CoV-2 (green) infected cells (Photo: Ji-Seung Yoo, Koichi Kobayashi).
07 Dec 2021
Scientists at Hokkaido University and Texas A&M University have identified a key mechanism used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to evade host immune systems.
Image of an ovarian granulosa cell tumor
03 Dec 2021
Examination of Japanese cases of gynecological cancer offers a better understanding of the profile of a rare ovarian tumor and could change treatment guidelines.
02 Dec 2021
Researchers from the The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science use electron energy loss spectroscopy to understand local thermal behavior at grain boundaries in polycrystals
Illustrating the movement of the synthesized microrobots
29 Nov 2021
Synthesized microrobots that are capable of converting their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion in water have been developed by scientists at Hokkaido University.
26 Nov 2021
In a continuing effort to improve upon previous work, a research team at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, have applied their recently developed Bayesian phase difference estimation quantum algorithm to perform full configuration interaction (full-CI) calculations of atoms and molecules without simulating the time evolution of the wave function conditional on an ancillary qubit. Superior to conventional methods in terms of parallel execution of quantum gates during quantum computing, this new algorithm is expected to be much easier to implement in actual quantum computers.
24 Nov 2021
Researchers from the Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine have shown in patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma who received cancer treatment that eliminating the hepatitis C virus with a direct-acting antiviral treatment reduces the risk of the liver cancer progression and increases overall patient survival.
Subjective sense of identity confusion and brain noise
19 Nov 2021
Feeling unsure of yourself? Your brain’s background noise may be interfering with the long memory signals communicated by your neurons’ electrical chatter.

Events

28 Nov 2011
The conference will be held on 28 November to 2 December at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
22 Nov 2011
The conference will be held from 22-25 November at Ishikawa Ongakudo.
30 Oct 2011
The conference will be held on 30 October to 2 November in Sendai, Japan.
28 Sep 2011
The symposium will be held on 28-30 September at Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
28 Aug 2011
The workshop will be held on 28-31 August at Nagaragawa Convention Center, Gifu, Japan.
22 Aug 2011
IFOST 2011 will be held on 22-24 August at Harbin University of Science and Technology, China.
21 Jun 2011
ICPST-28 will take place at Chiba University on the 21-24 June 2011.
30 May 2011
The 9th Japan / Korea International Symposium on Resources Recycling and Materials Science will take place at the Kansai University Centenary Memorial Hall from 30th May to 1st June 2011.
09 Nov 2011
The Japan Chapter of SAMPE is pleased to announce the 12th Japan International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (JISSE12) to be held from November 9 (Wed.) to 11 (Fri.) in 2007 at Tokyo Fashion Town Bldg., Tokyo.
19 May 2011
Conference Theme: “Nanotechnology and Its Impact on Electron Devices” - Successive Evolution of Electron Devices -
10 Mar 2011
The 4th IC-PLANTS is to be held at the Takayama Public Cultural Hall, Takayama JAPAN.
02 Mar 2011
An exhibition titled “Saneatsu and Red Porcelain” will be held in March and April at the Shigenori Tomioka Collection Gallery which opened in May 2009. This is an exhibition which takes the shape of word-association game-like concept linking Saneatsu Mushakoji to Naoya Shiga to Wanli red porcelain to five-colored Ming Dynasty porcelain.
18 Feb 2011
In the present symposium, cutting-edge nanotechnology R&Ds related to energy, environment, and resources issues are presented.
18 Jan 2011
Toyohashi University of Technology will host an International Symposium on "Quality Assurance and International Standards of Engineering Education" as following schedule.
03 Feb 2011
The first international symposium of the Strategic Exploitation of Neuro-Genetics for Emergence of the Mind program is to be held on 3 February 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.
02 Mar 2011
The MANA International Symposium, jointly held with International Center for Young Scientist (ICYS) is organized once a year to publish the research activities of MANA and ICYS.
17 Jan 2011
NIMS International Symposium on Photocatalysis & Environmental Remediation Materials 2011 will be held between the 17th and the 19th January 2011.
26 Nov 2010
International Cooperation in Engineering Education and its Effects upon Industrial Development - Achievements and Challenges -
24 Nov 2010
An international doctoral course between the RIKEN Yokohama institute Omics Science Center and Karolinska Institutet Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (Sweden) is to be held in November
24 Nov 2010
RIKEN Yokohama institute Omics Science Center and Karolinska Institutet Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (Sweden) are holding a joint international doctoral course on the subject “Functional Architecture of the Cell Nucleus”.
02 Jul 2010
Leading scientists to discuss developmental perspectives in vertebrate evolution
03 Jun 2010
It is our great pleasure to announce that Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies is holding the third international symposium “Japan, the United States, and China and Integration of East Asia: Conceptual Issues and Priorities”.
28 May 2010
While confusion deepens on the situation of the security treaties of Japan, the year 2010 brings the 50th year since the conclusion of the revised Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
17 Mar 2010
Mita Logic Seminar "A Proof Theory Workshop (with Lecture Series by Grigori Mints)" is to be held as follows.  *Admission free, no registration required.  *This event will be held in English; no interpretation provided.
25 Mar 2010
Three experts of IP & Technology Transfer in the forefront medical field, such as regenerative medicine are invited from US. What are challenges and problems typical in this field? What’s the strategy of prosecution and commercialization in this field? Speech and discussion are expected.
23 Mar 2010
"Frontiers in Organogenesis"
09 Mar 2010
International Symposium "Let's Talk About Infrahuman Intelligence" is to be held as follows. * Admission free, no registration required. *This event will be held in English; no interpretation provided.
05 Mar 2010
International Symposium on Designing Governance for Civil Society
04 Mar 2010
As a part of the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization (Global 30), the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies will launch a new program named “Global Information and Communication Technology and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program” in September 2011.

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