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21 Nov 2018
Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
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21 Nov 2018
Tohoku University researchers are optimizing methods to produce useful compounds from biomass.
TRIM29 knockdown in mice
21 Nov 2018
Loss of a protein called TRIM29 promotes cancer cell invasion in a common type of skin cancer, suggesting a novel diagnostic marker and a possible therapeutic target.
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20 Nov 2018
Materials that harvest heat and turn it into electricity could lead to more cost-effective devices.
19 Nov 2018
A variety of animals have male-specific ornament traits and these ornaments are favored by female choice. Which male traits are preferred by females often varies among females. Genetic mechanisms that create and maintain variations in female preference has been one of the central questions in evolutionary ecology.
CIES and Advantest Develop STT-MRAM Switching Current Measurement for Memory Test Systems
12 Nov 2018
Tohoku University's Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES), led by Professor Tetsuo Endoh (Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University) has announced success on a collaboration between CIES and semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation.
FDCA Reaction Pathways
12 Nov 2018
Scientists have discovered a novel method to synthesize furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) in a high yield from a glucose derivative of non-food plant cellulose, paving the way for replacing petroleum-derived terephthalic acid with biomaterials in plastic bottle applications.
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07 Nov 2018
New research documents how modifications to RNA keep nerve junctions flexible.
07 Nov 2018
Researchers in Japan have found new good catalysts using unique "Heusler" alloys, following an interdisciplinary approach.
Simple, mass production of giant vesicles using a porous silicone material
30 Oct 2018
A technique to generate large amounts of giant vesicle (liposome) dispersion has been developed. The technique involves adsorbing a lipid into a silicone porous material resembling a "marshmallow-like gel" and then squeezing it out like a sponge by impregnating a buffer solution.
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29 Oct 2018
Nanomaterials that respond to cancer-specific stimuli show potential in the targeted delivery of treatments and imaging compounds, but many challenges remain.
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29 Oct 2018
A new algorithm could help scientists decide the best atomic structures for the materials they design.
Cell survival under different pretreatment conditions.
25 Oct 2018
The innate immune system may be able to be trained to react to viral infections more efficiently by repeated exposure to anti-viral signaling molecules.
No Assembly Required: Self-assembling Silicone-based Polymers
24 Oct 2018
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, RIKEN and Tohoku University have developed a silicone polymer chain that can self-assemble into a 3D periodic structure. They achieved this by using their recently reported self-assembling triptycene molecules to modify the ends of the polymer chains.
Neotrogla
17 Oct 2018
The female of a sex-role reversed cave insect species Neotrogla has evolved a switching valve to receive more semen during mating, when a penis-like structure in the female anchors in the male “vagina.”
15 Oct 2018
Hirosi Ooguri, Fred Kavli Chair in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been appointed as the new Director of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) at the University of Tokyo, the institute announced on October 15.
In Vivo Skin Imaging Technology Developed
15 Oct 2018
A Research and Development group led by Professor Yoshifumi Saijo of Tohoku University and Noriyuki Masuda of Advantest has succeeded in developing in vivo skin imaging technology that can simultaneously generate dual-wavelength photoacoustic images and ultrasound images.
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12 Oct 2018
An international research team discovered the first recorded "ultra-stripped supernova," a rare, faint supernova that is believed to play a role in the formation of binary neutron star systems. These will advance our understanding of a variety of topics ranging from gravitational waves to the origin of precious metals like gold and platinum.
Polishing Japanese genome data with distant relatives
12 Oct 2018
A genome bank for the Japanese population can better identify rare genetic variants and disease susceptibilities by adding samples from distant areas of the country.
The tightest non-aminoglycoside ligand for the bacterial ribosomal RNA A-site
12 Oct 2018
A research group at Tohoku University has made a significant discovery with positive implications for the development of bacteria-fighting drugs. The aminoacyl-tRNA site (A-site) of the 16S RNA decoding region in the bacterial ribosome looks promising for a new era of antibiotic drug development.
09 Oct 2018
Selected to be a part of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, Hokkaido University will launch the “Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICRD)” in October 2018.
Opposing roles for two enzymes in heart failure
09 Oct 2018
Investigations in mice have identified molecular processes that could be explored as targets for treatment of heart failure with pulmonary hypertension.
It's all in the swirl: minimizing ammonia fuel emissions
09 Oct 2018
New simulations indicate that swirling ammonia in combustion chambers can help reduce harmful emissions – insight that may help on-going efforts to develop ammonia as a carbon-free fuel source.
Female Japanese great tit
09 Oct 2018
Females of a socially monogamous passerine, the Japanese great tit (Parus minor), become more promiscuous after hatchings fail in the first breeding attempt — apparently attempting to ensure successful reproduction.
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04 Oct 2018
Both sexes of a songbird called the blue-capped cordon-bleu intensify courtship performances that involve singing and dancing in the presence of an audience, especially if it is a member of the opposite sex, an international team of researchers has discovered. [Joint press release by Hokkaido University and Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.]
Lasioglossum baleicum used in study
04 Oct 2018
Genetics isn’t as important as once thought for the evolution of altruistic social behavior in some organisms, a new insight into a decade-long debate.
Researchers identify a metal that withstands ultra-high temperature and pressure
27 Sep 2018
Japanese scientists have identified a metal able to stand up to constant forces in ultrahigh temperature, offering promising applications including in aircraft jet engines and gas turbines for electric power generation.
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27 Sep 2018
Researchers have found white dwarf stars with masses close to the maximum stable mass are likely to produce large amounts of manganese, iron, and nickel after it orbits another star and explodes.
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26 Sep 2018
Einstein’s general theory of relativity has helped an international team of researchers measure the lumpiness of dark matter in our Universe today by analyzing images of 10 million distant galaxies, and further use it to understand dark energy.
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26 Sep 2018
The stunningly clear images of galaxies captured by a huge camera aboard the Subaru telescope in Hawaii began with a breath-taking photo of our nearest neighbour.

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