Nature Communications


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20 Jun 2016
Scientists have found a way to simultaneously monitor the switching on and off of circadian “clock” genes and their effects on mouse behaviour in real-time.
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17 Jun 2016
Researchers at Tohoku University have realized wafer-scale and high yield synthesis of suspended graphene nanoribbons. The unique growth dynamic has been elucidated through comparing experiments, molecular dynamics simulations and theoretical calculations made with researchers from the University of Tokyo and Hokkaido University.
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15 Jun 2016
Scientists in Japan have successfully recorded the atomic bonds between diamond and cubic boron nitride: the hardest known materials on earth. This feat could ultimately lead to the design of new types of semiconductors.
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15 Jun 2016
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the anti-cancer mechanism of the naked mole rat by making induced pluripotent stem cells.
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03 Jun 2016
A Korean research team developed an ideal electrode structure composed of graphene and layers of titanium dioxide and conducting polymers, resulting in highly flexible and efficient OLEDs.
Atomic-level simulations
08 Apr 2016
The team—made up of scientists from the University of Illinois Center for the Physics of Living Cells in the United States, Johns Hopkins University in the United States, and UNIST—discovered DNA molecules directly interact with one another based on sequence even in the absence of protein molecules.
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22 Mar 2016
A research team at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a technique, which enables unzipping of the graphene plane without uncontrollable damage.
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22 Feb 2016
Feeding is essential for survival. Senses such as smell or sight can help guide us to good food sources, but the final decision to eat or reject a potential food is controlled by taste.
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21 Jan 2016
Bio-inspired algorithms enable a pattern of thousands of nanoscale holes into metal films for high-tech optical security.
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13 Jan 2016
The Study May Contribute to the Development of High-Performance Functional Materials in Information & Communication and Electronics.
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02 Dec 2015
Nanoscale ribbons of a new phase of gold have been produced with a different crystalline structure.
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14 Oct 2015
A research group in Japan has successfully constructed a Japanese population reference panel, from the genome information of 1,070 individuals. They have produced a basic analysis tool for the large-scale identification and study of the genes related to the physical constitution and diseases that are peculiar to the Japanese.
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01 Oct 2015
Toward the realization of electron interferometer devices which utilize the wave nature of electrons.
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23 Sep 2015
Two Korean research teams have succeeded in uncovering the redox-switch of thiolase, a key enzyme for n-butanol production in Clostridium acetobutylicum, one of the best known butanol-producing bacteria.
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11 Sep 2015
A research team at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) successfully identified the atoms and common defects existing at the most stable surface of the anatase form of titanium dioxide by characterizing this material at the atomic scale with scanning probe microscopy.
28 Aug 2015
Scientists have developed a method, using a double layer of lipids, which facilitates the assembly of DNA origami units, bringing us one-step closer to DNA nanomachines.
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07 Aug 2015
Researchers in Japan have been looking into how tsunami-type waves can originate from massive storm systems, independent of earthquakes or landslides.
29 Jul 2015
For the first time, researchers have directly seen how organic molecules bind to other materials at the atomic level. Using a special kind of electron microscopy, this information can lead to increasing the life span of electronic devices, for example.
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27 Jul 2015
Restoration of DNA structure shown to be prerequisite
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13 Jul 2015
New material releases stored heat under weak pressure
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13 Jul 2015
A novel mechanism of droplet phase separation
Figure 1. A nickel catalyst triggers the cross-coupling reaction between aromatic esters and boronic acids
29 Jun 2015
Making carbon-carbon bonds continues to be an important strategy to synthesize useful pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. Chemists have expanded the scope of a Nobel Prize-winning carbon-carbon bond forming reaction by using esters and boronic acids as coupling partners in the presence of an economically friendly nickel catalyst.
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29 Jun 2015
Production of unique peptides for positive selection of killer T cells in the thymus
24 Jun 2015
A nanostructure design enables pixels to produce two different colors depending on the polarization of the incident light
05 Jun 2015
A Korean and Taiwanese research team has recently discovered strong evidence that zinc is associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and improves social interaction in mouse models with ASD.
20 May 2015
A research group led by Yusuke Yamauchi at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in cooperation with other research organizations in Japan and overseas, successfully developed a nanoporous gold material with a regular, uniform pore arrangement using polymers as a template.
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20 May 2015
Japanese researchers are studying quail to understand the underlying mechanisms involved in their breeding behaviours.
Morphology of the primary jaw joint in mammals and reptiles/birds
22 Apr 2015
Researchers at the RIKEN Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory and the University of Tokyo in Japan have determined that the eardrum evolved independently in mammals and diapsids―the taxonomic group that includes reptiles and birds.
07 Apr 2015
Researchers in South Korea have developed a novel photolithographic technology enabling control over the functional shapes of micropatterns using oxygen diffusion.


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