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News

03 Sep 2019
A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed.
03 Sep 2019
The leaf shapes of certain species of the Isodon group of flowering plants act as deterrents against a leaf-rolling weevil, according to a paper published in Nature Plants.
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30 Aug 2019
Variations in the depth of snow cover in the Arctic region from late winter to spring determines the summer temperature pattern in Eurasia, according to Hokkaido University researchers. In particular, deeper-than-usual snow cover in Western Russia enhanced the likelihood of summer heat waves in Europe and Northeast Asia in recent years.
A new type of photoconduction in a molecular crystal
29 Aug 2019
A highly conducting state has been found in a molecular crystal under UV-irradiation. The state reversibly appears in accordance with UV-irradiation, but does not appear by any other method such as raising the temperature, which often induces metallic behavior in insulating molecular crystals. The UV-excited state exhibits conduction and magnetic behavior characteristic of metallic substances. The result suggests that there is an optically accessible, but thermally inaccessible, state of matter.
28 Aug 2019
An international team has used AI to create a 3D simulation of the Universe.
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21 Aug 2019
Environmental DNA (eDNA) has successfully proven the presence of invasive crayfish in almost all the small streams around Lake Akan in Japan, suggesting that eDNA analysis is an efficient and highly sensitive method to assess the distribution of aquatic organisms.
19 Aug 2019
Phase H is a hydrous mineral that is considered to be an important carrier of water into deep Earth. We determined the dissociation condition of phase H by a theoretical calculation based on quantum mechanics. Phase H decomposes at approximately 60 GPa at 1000 K. This indicates that the transportation of water by phase H may be terminated at a depth of approximately 1,500 km in the middle of the lower mantle.
07 Aug 2019
Researchers at the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES) at Tohoku University have successfully observed microscopic chemical bonding states in ultrathin MgO - an important determinant in STT-MRAM performance. The observation was carried out via an angle-resolved hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AR-HAXPES) in collaboration with Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) at its Spring-8 Synchrotron Radiation facility.
05 Aug 2019
Two known gene mutations induce pathways that enhance pancreatic cancer’s ability to invade tissues and evade the immune system. Researchers report the molecular details of this process providing insights into druggable targets for immunotherapies.
02 Aug 2019
Scientists have succeeded in reducing levels of the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in cows with severe infections by combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor and an enzyme inhibitor. The finding could be utilized to control other diseases in cattle, and perhaps in humans someday.
02 Aug 2019
Researchers reveal previously undiscovered hot spots on the surface of bacteria’s critical enzyme, which could guide novel approaches to antibiotic design.
31 Jul 2019
The rise in temperature and precipitation levels in summer in northern Japan, has negatively affected the growth of conifers and resulted in their gradual decline, according to a 38-year-long study in which mixed forests of conifers and broad-leaved trees were monitored by a team of researchers from Hokkaido University.
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26 Jul 2019
Researchers have completed a successful clinical trial to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time in a patient. It is hoped the method will enable doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in shorter times while reducing the amount of radiation patients would be exposed to.
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19 Jul 2019
The Turkestan cockroach (commonly known as the red runner roach or rusty red roach), which is popular as food for pet reptiles, has an interneuron extremely sensitive to sex pheromones emitted by American cockroaches.
Adenine deaminase fused nSpCas9-NGv1 can induce the A-to-G substitution in the target sequence with NG PAM
19 Jul 2019
Researchers in Japan have developed a new genome editing technology in rice.
16 Jul 2019
New insight into a protein’s role in regulating tight DNA packing could have implications for combating tumor cell resistance to anti-cancer treatments.
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12 Jul 2019
A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without the brain telling them to do so. This provides insights useful for physiology and robotics.
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12 Jul 2019
Early snowmelt increases the risk of phenological mismatch, in which the flowering of periodic plants and pollinators fall out of sync, compromising seed production.
Altered Gene Expression May Trigger Collapse of Symbiotic Relationship
08 Jul 2019
Researchers in Japan have identified the potential genes responsible for coral bleaching caused by temperature elevation.
04 Jul 2019
Applying large enough magnetic fields usually results in the disruption of superconducting states in materials, even at drastically low temperatures.
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01 Jul 2019
It is believed that terrestrial planets were made from chondrites. However, geochemical observations have shown that the abundance pattern of volatile elements is inconsistent with chondrites. New high-pressure experiments suggest that F and Cl fractionation during magma ocean crystallization could explain the non-chondritic Earth's F/Cl ratio.
The Observation of Topologically Protected Magnetic Quasiparticles
26 Jun 2019
A team of researchers from Tohoku University, J-PARC, and Tokyo Institute of Technology conducted an in-depth study of magnetic quasiparticles called "triplons." The team conducted the study with a low-dimensional quantum magnet, Ba2CuSi2O6Cl2, using neutron inelastic scattering by AMATERAS at J-PARC.
25 Jun 2019
Funding opportunity for early-career science communicators
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19 Jun 2019
Using a taxonomic approach, scientists have re-identified the huge birds drawn on the desert plains of Peru as hermits or pelicans.
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19 Jun 2019
Using holography, researchers have found that when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible.
19 Jun 2019
A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol.
Development of Durable MTJ Under Harsh Environment for STT-MRAM at 1Xnm Technology Node
14 Jun 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have announced the development of a new magnetic tunnel junction, by which the team has demonstrated an extended retention time for digital information without an increase of the active power consumption.
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12 Jun 2019
Japanese researchers are poised to reboot the field of aromatic-fused porphyrin sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, the most efficient solar technology available at present.
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07 Jun 2019
Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach improves on current photoluminescence spectroscopy techniques and could lead to energy savings for mass producers, and thus consumers, of power devices.
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31 May 2019
Researchers have successfully used DNA origami to make smooth-muscle-like contractions in large networks of molecular motor systems, a discovery which could be applied in molecular robotics.

Events

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.
18 Feb 2010
Keio Media Design launches an information session at New York!
18 Feb 2010
RIKEN will be hosting a booth at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), to be held in San Diego, Feb. 18-22. The AAAS is a global organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.
11 Jan 2010
The objective of the RIKEN Conference is to advance the physical, chemical, biological, medical, and engineering sciences and to promote practical application in these disciplines, as well as to provide an international interdisciplinary forum for discussion among scientists.
12 Jan 2010
JUNBA (Japanese University Network in the Bay Area) will hold its Symposium and Technology Fair on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010.
30 Jan 2010
International GCOE Symposium on Neurocognitive Development "Shedding Light on Developing Brain" is to be held as follows.  *Admission free, registration is required.  *This event will be held in English; no interpretation will be provided.
08 Dec 2009
Time & Date: Tuesday 8th December 2009, 13:00 – 16:30 (Registration starts at 12:30) Venue: 2 Fl, Conference Hall, Old University Library, Keio University Mita Campus Admission Free - Advance registration essential (See below)
14 Dec 2009
The increasingly complex and interconnected world in which we live poses broad new challenges for science and society. Among the most important are global climate change, clean energy, population growth, sustainable food and water supplies, and the development of effective social organizations on both local and global scales.
14 Dec 2009
International Symposium on Complex Systems "Toward Sustainable Social Systems: Phase transition - Evolution - Polysemy" is to be held as follows. * Admission free, Online registration is required.(Deadline: Friday, 11th December, 2009) *This event will be held in English; no interpretation will be provided.
11 Dec 2009
Date December 11th (Fri) 2009, 10:00-17:00 Venue Tokyo International Forum - Hall B7 and Hall B5 Admission Free of charge (Reservation is not necessary.) Organizer Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology [KLL] (Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology / Graduate School of Science and Technology)
13 Dec 2009
Keio Media Design launches an information session at Malaysia (KL)!
11 Dec 2009
Keio Media Design launches an information session at National University of Singapore (NUS)!
30 Oct 2009
The Public Role of Higher Education in a Changing Global Environment Multi-polar initiatives through Linkages and Dialogues
06 Nov 2009
Keio Symposium Mexico and Japan: Opportunities to Enhance Regional Competitiveness in Asia Pacific on November 6
12 Mar 2010
The Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics welcomes papers that represent any scientific endeavor that addresses itself to “Plato’s Problem” concerning language acquisition: “How we can gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?”

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