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2015/03/16

A cohort survey for a mobile old age

Lifelong walkers

How do we stay healthy and guard against disability so that we can enjoy our old age? This simple question is a major challenge for a rapidly agin...

2015/03/31

Unlocking the mystery of RNAi at single-molecule resolution

Molecular mechanism of “RISC” assembly determined by s...

2015/03/30

Synthetic virtuosity of a bacterial enzyme

Enzyme assembles complex carbon skeleton in one go

2015/03/27

A novel vaccine for Ebola hemorrhagic fever

A novel vaccine prevents Ebola virus infection in monk...

2015/03/25

Fever alarm armband works on indoor light

A wearable, printable, temperature sensor

2015/03/24

New quantum phase in a ZnO interface of best semiconductor quality

New stream for topological quantum computer research

2015/03/23

World's fastest communication from 50kg-class satellite

Micro satellite Hodoyoshi-4 succeeds in down link comm...

2015/03/18

New catalyst to create chemical building blocks from biomass

Selective hydrogenolysis of carbon–oxygen bonds

2015/03/17

Volcano research at the University of Tokyo

Fifth UTokyo Research, on site

The Ontake eruption has reminded the world yet again of geological volatility of the Japanese volcanic archipelago and its vulnerability to natura...

2015/03/16

Discovery of a circuit-specific gene system during sensory plasticity

Groundbreaking approach with local genetic manipulatio...

2015/03/13

Identification of the entrance for vitamin in the intestine

Towards appropriate pharmacotherapy considering altera...

2015/03/09

Stay away from my girl

Hormone for mate-guarding

2015/03/06

Giant enhancement of superconducting critical temperature in iron chal...

Crucial step toward clarifying superconductivity mecha...

2015/03/05

Precise polymerization for the rest of us

Toward simple polymer synthesis and recycling

2015/03/04

Deep sulfur cycle involving atmosphere, ocean and mantle

Precise model of sulfur circulation developed

2015/03/03

A new system of gene therapy using messenger RNA (mRNA)

mRNA introduction for treating neurological disorders

2015/03/02

Discovery of master regulator of meiosis-specific chromosome segregati...

Master regulator widely conserved from yeast to humans

2015/02/25

Evolution and aquatic adaptation of mosasaur eye

New discovery from comparison of modern and fossil spe...

2015/02/24

Photoactivatable transcription system

New technology to control user-defined endogenous gene...

2015/02/23

Anomalous critical state of electrons near a metal-insulator boundary

Discovery of quantum criticality of Mott transition

2015/02/20

Identification of substrate-capturing chopsticks in γ-secretase

Towards development of anti-Alzheimer's treatment with...

2015/02/10

Novel superconductivity mediated by quantum orbital fluctuations

Pioneering material science by using orbital degree of...

2015/02/10

Beyond time with the optical lattice clock

Rewinding the future of timekeeping

To measure time accurately, humankind has sought to identify constant periodic phenomena in the natural world. Figure 1. An optical lattic...

2015/02/06

Antigen complex single molecule observation with X-rays

New autoimmune disease mechanism discovered

2015/02/02

Novel ferroelectric and magnetic memory effect at room temperature

Magnetic control of novel electric polarization in bis...

2015/01/28

Simple synthetic hydrogel is hard vertically and supple horizontally

Potential as artificial cartilage and anti-vibration m...

2015/01/23

A novel neuronal mechanism to efficiently code odorant concentration

Odorant concentration differentiator in silkmoth phero...

2015/01/21

A novel protein increases heat stress tolerance in plants

Enhancement of gene expression without growth retardat...

2015/01/20

Novel mechanism of superconductivity clarified by K computer

Charge fluctuation induces superconductivity

2015/01/19

Neuronal circuit for olfactory navigation identified

Four circuits from sensory input to motor output

2015/01/15

Medaka as a tool for studying human diversity and evolution

Trade-off of “mate choice” and “survival” decides a de...

2015/01/14

Biometric information sensor that directly adheres to the body like a ...

With adhesive gel, sensor stays in contact even in mot...

2015/01/13

New tunneling field effect transistors operating at extremely-low powe...

Utilizing a structure combining strained-Silicon with ...

2015/01/07

Mechanisms of intestinal pathology from food allergies

Roles of different lymphoid tissues in regulating ente...

2015/01/05

Identification of a pheromone that transmits danger signals in rats

Pheromone increases anxiety in other rats

2014/12/19

Autoimmunity associated genes encode exceptionally unstable proteins

A new clue for the mechanistic basis of autoimmunity

2014/12/12

Speciation of radioactive particles in Fukushima soil

Materials that fix radioactive cesium

2014/12/11

Key to origin of iron-based superconductors observed

Unique change of the number of superconducting electro...

2014/12/10

Creating a global research institute

Space for research

The University of Tokyo’s Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) aims to answer the fundamental questions ab...

2014/12/08

Large earthquakes more likely in subduction zones with young plates

Earthquake size distribution controlled by slab buoyan...

2014/12/04

Can antiulcer drug prevent overnutrition-induced type 2 diabetes?

Molecular motor as a new drug target of type 2 diabete...

2014/12/03

Most sophisticated hindwing folding in insects

High-speed camera reveals detailed wing folding proces...

2014/12/02

Efficient optical coupling of single carbon nanotubes to photonic crys...

An important step towards nanoscale photonic devices

2014/11/27

Novel high-throughput micro-device to form asymmetric bio-membranes

Toward medical and pharmacological applications

2014/11/26

Observation of an anomalous superconducting state under high magnetic ...

Experimental evidence for the FFLO superconducting sta...

2014/11/25

Lessons learned from 2011 Thailand flood and preparation for the next

Start of integrated water circulation information serv...

2014/11/20

A molecular ruler in eukaryotic cells

Discovery of a nanometer-scale ruler protein in eukary...

2014/11/17

Lightning from a supermassive black hole

MAGIC telescopes capture an extreme event

2014/11/14

Rectifying property dictates aggregating response in cellular slime mo...

How cells move towards propagating waves of attractant

2014/11/13

Discovery of a basic mechanism of cancer development

Novel cell cycle regulator in DNA damage response

2014/11/12

Novel spin gas-liquid transition in quantum magnets

Unveiling a new phase transition by large-scale numeri...

2014/10/30

Lab-on-a-brain miniaturized laboratory on a mouse’s head

53-day observation of synaptic structures in vivo

2014/10/29

Partial atomic structure of a eukaryote flagellar motor

Structure of the microtubule-binding domain of flagell...

2014/10/27

125 years of the Historical Society of Japan

Recorded history, unwritten future

The Historical Society of Japan is the oldest academic historical association in Japan, and in November 2014, the Society’s 2,500 members na...

2014/10/21

Waveform inversion for 3-D Earth structure 3000 km beneath the Western...

The root of the Caroline hotspot

2014/10/17

First observation of phase shift of an electron wave function scattere...

Proof of a prediction made 40 years ago

2014/10/16

One of the two greatest mysteries of the universe

Dark energy

In 1999, two research groups reported their observations that the expansion of the universe has been accelerating for the last seven billion years...

2014/10/16

Mechanisms producing diverse coloration patterns in caterpillars

Single novel gene apontic-like controls patterns

2014/10/15

The oldest “fossilized poop” from Japan

Evidence of marine ecosystem recovery from end-Paleozo...

2014/10/15

Intracellular transport in neuronal morphogenesis

Strip, a new molecule for intracellular transport

2014/10/09

Clarification of the molecular mechanisms of glioblastomagenesis

DNA modification and glioblastoma

2014/10/01

Purely organic material can switch electrical conductivity and magneti...

Deuterium transfer key to switching properties

2014/09/30

Oxygenic photosynthesis without galactolipids

Glycolipid biosynthetic pathway elucidated 30 years af...

2014/09/26

Observing intramolecular motion of ligand gated ion channel in real ti...

Establishment of X-ray technology for allosteric drug ...

2014/09/25

Host-protective effect of pentraxin 3 in sepsis

PTX3 inhibits extracellular histone cytotoxicity

2014/09/17

Formation age of oldest ore deposit in Japan successfully determined

Re-Os isotope dating reveals formation age of the Hita...

2014/09/09

New concept correlated electron solar cell demonstrated

Competing electronic phases at interface enable higher...

2014/09/08

Eradication of cancer cells by innate immune system

Recognition by pattern recognition innate immune recep...

2014/09/03

Elementary particles open up new earth sciences

A window into the Earth’s interior

What is really happening inside the Earth? Whereas before they had to rely on hypotheses based on indirect observations, for the first time resear...

2014/09/02

Topological devices as an enabler of dissipationless electronics

Quantization rule is elucidated for “Quantized Anomalo...

2014/09/02

A proposed valleytronics material

Peculiar electronic states and their control in a 2D m...

2014/08/27

Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds

The adaptation to thrive in a nectarivorous niche

2014/08/26

Light-induced cell aggregation in cyanobacteria

Novel light signaling mechanism applicable to biomass ...

2014/08/22

Colossal optical isolator effect driven by spin helix

Demonstration of gigahertz and terahertz optical devic...

2014/08/21

Materials discovery for earth-abundant battery

Battery with new Na-Fe chemistry can surpass lithium-i...

2014/08/21

Chemical vapor detection using insect olfactory receptor complex

New means of developing cell-based odor sensors

2014/08/20

Reconstruction of molecular network from cellular big data

Global landscape of metabolic regulation by insulin

2014/08/19

Molecular mechanism of head formation conserved from fly to human

Lessons from the study of the organizer genes in frogs

2014/08/18

World’s fastest burst-mode camera

Shooting movies at over 1 trillion frames per second

2014/08/12

Energy Frontiers at the University of Tokyo

Fourth UTokyo Research, on site

Switching to renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power brings with it many new problems including the management of electricity sup...

2014/08/11

Elephants have twice as many olfactory receptor genes as dogs

Genome comparison reveals mammalian diversity

2014/08/07

“Higgs boson” in superconductors

Toward the control of macroscopic quantum states by li...

2014/08/06

Advanced dielectric film growth technique for next generation power de...

Toward high performance SiC devices by reducing defect...

2014/08/04

Similarities in moth pheromone synthesis and human stress/appetite con...

Ligand recognition site of receptor controlling moth p...

2014/08/04

Novel, highly-sensitive platform to detect membrane transport activity

Detection sensitivity enhanced up to 6 orders of magni...

2014/07/31

Micro-satellites ”Hodoyoshi-3 & 4” start capturing Ea...

New space development and utilization begins

2014/07/29

Biosynthesis of natural products with unique structures

Biosynthetic machinery for 4-methyloxazoline

2014/07/28

New rechargeable battery utilizing redox between oxide and peroxide

Innovative battery exceeds current lithium-ion batteri...

2014/07/23

Toward the development of effective therapeutics against Alzheimer’s d...

Identification of molecular mechanism of γ-secre...

2014/07/17

Extracting electrons from neutral water using mineral catalyst

Proton transfer regulation improves catalytic activity

2014/07/16

Therapy for intractable itching due to pediatric liver disease

Successful drug therapy of cholestatic intractable itc...

2014/07/15

A clue to the origin of the most energetic particles in the universe

A hotspot of highest-energy cosmic rays

2014/07/14

Seeing and touching a single 1-nm-sized synthetic molecular machine

Motion capture and manipulation of single molecules by...

2014/07/11

A step forward to miniaturizing “optical lattice clocks”

Technique allowing high-precision portable clocks will...

2014/07/07

Emergence of the 8th phase of solid oxygen

Novel phase of solid oxygen discovered in ultrahigh ma...

2014/07/02

Internal exposure dose from radiocesium-contaminated cedar pollen negl...

Avoiding fugitive dust reduces internal exposure

2014/06/27

Death of olfactory neurons determines aged-animal behavior

Relationship between age-related neuronal death and an...

2014/06/26

Discovery of a new “ice zero” crystalline form of water

New explanation for mysterious crystallization behavio...

2014/06/25

Direct observation of the mystery of “Hidden Order” in condensed-matte...

Crystal structure change in a uranium-based material c...

2014/06/24

Simultaneous translation of two distinct peptides from single mRNA tem...

Engineered translation system works independently from...

2014/06/18

Real-time visualization of slow tautomerization in a single organic ch...

Candidate for a 1-nanometer-sized molecular memory

2014/06/17

Enigma of Changbaishan volcano and a gap in stagnant slab

NECESSArray: the Earth’s interior seen from Northeast ...

2014/06/16

The strongest magnetic stars are possibly deformed

Wobbling of a magnetar detected with Suzaku

2014/06/16

Efficient generation of osteoblasts from pluripotent stem cells by usi...

Stepwise induction via mesoderm under serum-free condi...

2014/06/12

Enhanced disease resistance in rice plants

Phosphomimic Mutated OsWRKY53 transcription factor use...

2014/06/11

Mutation in diffuse-type gastric carcinoma identified

Potential drug-target discovered by cancer-genome sequ...

2014/06/10

Market dialogue and breakthrough

The world of titanium dioxide

Products employing titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst are becoming more and more common in everyday life. The very simple reaction of splitting w...

2014/06/09

Discovery of a new bioactive agent possessing anti-cancer action

Therapeutic treatment for colitis and colitis-associat...

2014/06/09

100-fold increase in X-ray laser power density

Focusing X-ray lasers to 50-nm size using four ultrapr...

2014/06/05

All roads lead to the vacuole

Three diversified vacuolar trafficking pathways in pla...

2014/06/04

First breakthrough in quantum cryptography in 30 years

From ‘detecting’ to ‘preventing’ eavesdropping

2014/06/03

First stars found in flare of Milky Way

Cepheid variable stars may be guide to dark matter aro...

2014/05/29

Single female-specific piRNA is primary determiner of sex in silkworm

Silkworm mystery that perplexed geneticists for over e...

2014/05/28

Minimally invasive bone implant made possible

Development of novel artificial bone with excellent bo...

2014/05/22

Autophagy research holds great promise for future adva...

Cycle of changes inside the cell

In all living organisms, entire cells are replaced over time. Additionally, the cytoplasmic components that make up those cells are also replaced,...

2014/05/14

Function of molybdenum catalyst in formation of ammonia under ambient ...

Advance in development of next-generation nitrogen fix...

2014/05/14

Development of drug candidates for malaria

Potential for antimalarial derived from novel material

2014/05/12

Strain enhances conversion efficiency from electrical to optical signa...

Toward low-power photonic integrated circuits using Si...

2014/05/12

Nanotubes get cut and pasted

Reversible transformation between nanotubes and nanori...

2014/05/12

Molecular mechanism behind circadian rhythm

DNA-binding regions and motifs of CLOCK protein determ...

2014/05/09

Electrically controllable chiral light source

Potential applications in 3D displays and quantum comp...

2014/05/08

The fight against the “dangers inside”

Necrosis-driven systemic immune response alters metabo...

2014/05/07

You can have too much of a good thing

Skin fibroblasts shield mast cells from excess Vitamin...

2014/05/01

Evidence for neutral hydrogen gas in gamma-ray burst 1 billion years a...

Universe before “reionization” now within reach of obs...

2014/04/28

One of the two greatest mysteries of the universe

Dark matter

Dark matter is an unknown substance, unevenly distributed throughout the universe and invisible to the human eye. We may not be able to see it, bu...

2014/04/28

Are stars putting on makeup?

Stellar surface iron abundances enhanced by metal accr...

2014/04/24

DNA methylation switches in evolution

Evidence from whole methylome decoding in Helicobacter...

2014/04/17

Cranial development and brain evolution

Development of the skull reflects brain size evolution

2014/04/10

Light-selective gene transfer using a nanomachine

Light-responsive nanomachine integrates multiple funct...

2014/04/04

Quick-charging lithium-ion batteries on the horizon

Unusual properties of superconcentrated electrolyte

2014/03/26

The spontaneous formation of complex systems

Self-assembly

A water molecule has a very simple structure?one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms bonded together at an angle. Yet when placed under certain con...

2014/03/20

The tortoise beats the hare again

Grasping substrate tenaciously more important than spe...

2014/03/18

X-raying an erupting volcano

Muographic visualization of an erupting volcano’s inte...

2014/03/18

The world’s first flexible wireless organic sensor system

Disposable sensors for sticking plasters and diapers

2014/03/18

A new plastic from carbon dioxide

Copolymerization of butadiene with carbon dioxide

2014/03/11

Who ate the Japanese rhinoceros beetle?

Rhinoceros beetles suffer male-biased predation by jun...

2014/03/11

The first observation of two-photon absorption in hard X-ray region

Almost-simultaneous double shot at atom in hundreds of...

2014/03/10

Liver-specific disruption of vitamin K function

Useful model mouse to clarify unknown vitamin K functi...

2014/03/10

Discovery of “male effect” pheromone in mammals

Olfactory molecule activates central regulator of repr...

2014/03/07

Dual-ion battery

A new, inexpensive rechargeable battery

2014/03/07

Agricultural experts pool their resources

Restoring Fukushima

Researchers at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences are providing assistance to the region affected by the Ma...

2014/03/06

Top down, Bottom up: Neuroscience at the University of...

Third UTokyo Research, on site

The brain is the most complex of all organs and makes all of human science and society possible, yet it remains a mystery in many ways. Researcher...

2014/03/04

New high-mechanical-strength materials for regenerative medicine

First hydrogels that do not swell or lose shape in wat...

2014/03/03

Detection of Dirac state at a solid-state interface

Towards low-power electronic devices based on topologi...

2014/02/25

Mechanism of caveolae-mediated endocytosis of LRP1

KIF13B, a go-between for LRP1 and caveolae

2014/02/25

Creation and low-current-induced drive of skyrmion molecule

Towards novel power-saving and high-density magnetic m...

2014/02/20

Shedding light on medical therapy for an intractable liver disease

Success in drug therapy for progressive familial intra...

2014/02/20

Discovery of three neural networks that support syntax

Brain activation changes during agrammatic comprehensi...

2014/02/17

New method to infer fine 3D Earth structure from seismic waveforms

Imaging the lowermost mantle beneath Central America

2014/02/14

A new concept for restriction enzymes

A DNA glycosylase can act as a restriction enzyme

2014/02/04

Roles of common subunits within distinct multisubunit complexes

Method of determining distinct functions

2014/01/27

Subjective QOL and the brain

Association between subjective QOL and prefrontal acti...

2014/01/27

Identification of novel neuroprotective molecule effective in ALS mous...

NFIL3 plays a neuroprotective role in neurons

2014/01/22

Scheduled elimination of signaling centers

Apoptosis at proper timing is crucial for brain develo...

2013/12/26

Demonstration of new ultra-low voltage tunneling transistors

Zn-diffused junctions introduced into planar structure...

2013/12/26

An atomic hole in one!?

Enhanced attachment of single platinum atoms on oxygen...

2013/12/26

A flexible heat conductor using carbon nanotube arrays

Zipping, entanglement, and the elastic modulus of alig...

2013/12/24

New marine algal species found after 75 years in Iwate, Japan

Unveiling marine algal diversity in the Sanriku region

2013/12/19

The simplest multicellular organism unveiled

A four-celled living fossil, the “happiest alga” for 2...

2013/12/18

Marching to the Beat

Well-Orchestrated Growth of Massive Galaxies in the Ea...

2013/12/18

Discovery of new superconductor family

New guide to high-temperature superconductors

2013/12/18

Discovery of Hot Oxygen Gas Streaming Away from Distant Galaxies

Witnessing the Final Stage of Galaxy Buildup

2013/12/13

Ultra-large-scale quantum entanglement

A new era of quantum computer research begins

2013/12/10

X-ray Crystallography without the Need for Crystalliza...

Crystalline sponge method

Single crystal X-ray analysis (X-ray crystallography) is one of the most reliable methods for determining molecular structure, but preparing cryst...

2013/12/10

90-degree optical switching of output light in the first chiral photom...

Discovery of novel magneto-optical switching

2013/12/06

Ion specificity of sodium pump

Crystal structure of sodium pump with bound sodium ion

2013/12/02

Identification of host factor used by Toxoplasma as a scaffold during ...

Important clue to fully understand host-parasite inter...

2013/11/22

Unveiling Himiko, mysterious space blob at cosmic dawn

Primitive nature revealed by Hubble and ALMA observati...

2013/11/21

Rotary dynamics of molecular motor V1

Unique properties distinct from structurally similar F...

2013/11/21

How sulfated polysaccharides inhibit malaria

Potential for novel antimalarial drug development

2013/11/15

Mapping intramolecular motion in single protein molecules

Diffracted X-ray tracking (DXT) of tilting and twistin...

2013/10/31

The Historiographical Institute

Connecting the past and the present

Each document in the collection of the Historiographical Institute is a connection to the writer, to past readers, to past events. The documents a...

2013/10/30

Why does inflammation occur in obese fat tissue?

Mechanism of action of regulatory B cells in obese mou...

2013/10/29

Temporal jitter of observed signal drastically improves fMRI resolutio...

Simultaneous observation of neural and vascular activi...

2013/10/28

Observation of novel quantum phases in 2-dimensional magnet at ultrahi...

Exotic quantum phenomena in orthogonal spin dimer syst...

2013/10/25

Novel molecular mechanism of influenza virus-induced inflammatory resp...

Clues for developing new vaccines and anti-inflammator...

2013/10/16

A major step towards the cure of sporadic ALS

Experimental gene therapy for a sporadic ALS mouse mod...

2013/10/11

Atomic-scale characterization of electromagnetic structure in multifer...

Precise characterization of ferroelectric domain with ...

2013/10/10

 

2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics, which was announced on 8 October 2013, was awarded to Francois Englert, professor emeritus at the Universite Libre de ...

2013/10/04

The genetics of early-onset gout

Dysfunctional variants of urate exporter gene strongly...

2013/10/03

Discovery of a juvenile mouse pheromone that inhibits sexual behavior

Pheromone signals for sexual immaturity

2013/09/27

Novel cellular response to zinc deficiency

Revealing the pathogenesis of ALS

2013/09/26

Controlling size and helicity of a spin-vortex skyrmion

Towards power-saving spintronics memory devices

2013/09/26

Advance towards high density/low energy devices

Theoretical basis of skyrmion manipulation

2013/09/19

Discovery of a new light-powered sodium pump

New rhodopsin family revealed among marine bacteria

2013/09/09

Discovery of microwave rectification effect using nano-sized spin whir...

New principle of microwave response demonstrated

2013/09/05

Novel electronic structure on the way to high-temperature superconduct...

Theory and experiment discover unprecedented structure

2013/09/05

Intramolecular Motions of Chaperonin Play Important Role in Protein Re...

Amazing biomolecular mechanism similar to domino effec...

2013/09/04

A Large-Scale Social Experiment for a Highly-Aged Soci...

Toward Active Living by a Centenarian Generation

By the year 2030, Japan will be a “highly-aged” society in which one person in three is 65 or older. In anticipation of this future scenario, the ...

2013/09/02

Targeted therapy of intractable pancreatic cancer in transgenic mice

Proof of efficacy of nanoscale drug delivery system

2013/08/30

Discovery of unexpected hematopoietic differentiation pathway

Novel self-renewing lineage-restricted progenitors

2013/08/29

Predictive calculation of high temperature superconductors

Accurate calculation of transition temperature

2013/08/29

Complete scheme to “teleport” quantum information by photons

Breakthrough toward quantum communication and computer...

2013/08/28

Strain induced magnetization in strongly correlated electron insulator

Use for control of spin/orbital ordering

2013/08/28

A new potential post-graphene material

Spin control by electric field in tungsten diselenide

2013/08/22

Discovery of novel honeybee brain neurons active during foraging fligh...

‘Middle-type Kenyon cells’ with unique gene expression...

2013/08/21

Yawn contagion and empathy in dogs

In dogs familiarity bias and physiological responses i...

2013/08/21

Mitochondrial factor promotes energy production in muscle

COX7RP is required for supercomplex assembly in mitoch...

2013/08/14

Antibody-producing rice

Development of rice-based oral antibody therapy agains...

2013/08/13

Researchers' keyword commentaries

Fuel cell/battery system

The Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering (CEE) was established in January 2008 to develop innovative energy technologies. At the c...

2013/08/12

New organizational principle of brain’s internal representation ...

Precursor-code creation and proliferation in neuronal ...

2013/08/08

The Social Sciences of Hope for Tomorrow and Beyond

Hope for Fukui and Fukui’s Hope

2013/08/06

Discovery of Culture Method for Efficient Biofuel Extraction from Micr...

Progress in Jet Fuel Production from Botryococcus Brau...

2013/08/05

Introducing disaster mitigation and prevention researc...

Second Todai Research, on site

On Friday, 5 July 2013, the University of Tokyo (Todai) Public Relations Office organized the second in a series of “on site” events, introducing ...

2013/08/02

Possible early divergence between Earth and Venus

A new classification for terrestrial planets based on ...

2013/07/31

Neural bases of methamphetamine-induced psychosis

Volume reductions in frontopolar and left perisylvian ...

2013/07/31

First ever Observation of Electron Neutrino Appearance by T2K Experime...

Stepping stone to exploring the matter dominated unive...

2013/07/23

Magnetic monopoles propagating in a magnetic material

Discovery of the quantum dynamics of magnetic monopole...

2013/07/23

A new mechanism of synapse elimination

The immediate early gene Arc mediates activity-depende...

2013/07/22

A marijuana-like substance in the brain modulates habituation

Elucidation of the mechanism underlying endocannabinoi...

2013/07/18

Researchers' keyword commentaries

Methane Hydrate

© Jun Matsushima. Image of layered methane hydrate deposits. Methane hydrate is attracting much attention as a domestic energy resource f...

2013/07/18

Tell us of the Opium War

Foreign intelligence provided by the Dutch to the Toku...

2013/07/11

In the shadow of the Sun

Using the Sun’s cosmic ray shadow to probe solar magne...

2013/07/10

A warmer climate would increase flood risk in Asia and Africa

Global flood risk projection by multiple climate model...

2013/07/04

Real-time visualization of pancreatic juice leakage

Novel approach to preventing critical complications af...

2013/07/03

Researchers' keyword commentaries

Offshore wind power

Some countries have begun constructing large-scale offshore wind farms with ambitious targets, because offshore winds are strong and less turbulen...

2013/07/03

Important Genetic Factors in Multiple System Atrophy

Mutation in COQ2 gene discovered in both familial and ...

2013/06/28

Positive feedback leads to obesity

Lipid droplet formation triggers lipid synthesis and a...

2013/06/28

Novel RNA as therapeutic target for prostate cancer

CTBP1-AS promotes prostate cancer by epigenetic regula...

2013/06/28

Development of a new blood test to detect ischemic heart disease

Biomarker development using mass spectrometry techniqu...

2013/06/24

The cell's transport system and the motor proteins tha...

Powering the intracellular railway

Motor proteins power the internal logistics of all cells, and affect all aspects of the organism from the cellular right up to the whole body leve...

2013/06/20

Discovery of an electronic glass state

Major progress in understanding the vitrification mech...

2013/06/19

One step toward the dream of surgical nanomachines

Biomolecular machine releases drugs upon detecting ATP

2013/06/19

Late Jurassic ocean anoxic event

Evidence from voluminous sulphide deposition and prese...

2013/06/17

Toward high efficiency thermoelectric material operating at low temper...

Extremely high electron mobility in a layered material...

2013/06/17

Neural network behind understanding of irony and jokes

Hierarchal network resolves verbal-nonverbal conflict

2013/06/11

(日本語) 電子がもつ微小な磁石の間に働く新しい相互作用

 

2013/06/11

Cell sheet technology combined with TD-198946

Towards a treatment for osteoarthritis

2013/06/10

Disturbance of shallow-marine seafloor ecosystem by the 2011 tsunami

Findings from scuba diving expeditions in 2010, 2011 a...

2013/05/23

Optical quantum Hall effect in graphene

An exotic optical phenomenon exhibited by a “neutrino”...

2013/05/23

Distribution of a novel serine synthetic enzyme

Proposal of serine synthetic enzyme identifiers

2013/05/22

Researchers' keyword commentaries

Biofuel

Figure 1. Haematococcus. This species, which is originally green, becomes red after accumulating astaxanthin when cultivated under strong light. A...

2013/05/17

The riddle of eye-like patterns

The mechanisms of spot marking formation on caterpilla...

2013/05/17

Shigella stops novel “cell suicide system” to promote infection and pr...

Novel Shigella Caspase inhibitor and new type of cell ...

2013/05/15

ER protein Meigo for neural network formation

Meigo governs dendrite targeting by modulating Ephrin ...

2013/05/15

Development of sterilizable and osteoinductive artificial bones

Bone regeneration by sterilizable calcium phosphate te...

2013/05/13

The gut works as a body stress sensor

Role of gut in stress-sensing for maintaining body hom...

2013/05/13

Deciphering the information processing of synapses and neurons

Seeing key memory enzymes in action

2013/05/10

Researchers' keyword commentaries

Solar power generation

Sunlight is the most abundant natural energy source. Indeed the Sun provides the source for all forms of energy (except for nuclear power): fossil...

2013/05/10

Molecule characterizing maturation and function of periodontal ligamen...

Tenomodulin emerges with tooth eruption and enhances c...

2013/05/10

Molecular mechanism of circadian clock regulating mouse behavioral rhy...

Stabilization and degradation of CRY critical for stab...

2013/05/10

Brain regions active in anxiety and performance determined

Disparate roles for prefrontal cortex subregions

2013/05/09

Uncovering the mechanisms of microbial electricity generation

Novel model 1000-times more efficient than current mod...

2013/05/09

Neuronal mechanisms underlying recognition of odor information

Coordinated odor coding strategy in the brain

2013/05/02

Discovery of rare earths around Minami-Torishima

Highly concentrated REY-rich mud just below seafloor

2013/05/01

(日本語) 鞭毛モーターの司令塔を発見

 

2013/05/01

(日本語) 肥満から起こる様々な自己免疫病の決定的な原因の発見

 

2013/04/24

Perichondrial cell fate specification mechanisms

Hedgehog and BMP signaling interact in osteoblast and ...

2013/04/18

Geometry of amoeboid morphodynamics

Excitable waves and phase singularities of actin and l...

2013/04/18

Genetic basis of acute encephalopathy after prolonged febrile seizures

Polymorphism of adenosine A2A receptor gene

2013/04/18

Atomic scale one-dimensional magnet

Ferromagnetic dislocations embedded in antiferromagnet...

2013/04/18

Aloof cats recognize but do not respond to owner’s voice

Demonstration by home visit experiment

2013/04/09

Japanese find eye contact makes others unapproachable

Removing barriers to cross-cultural communication

2013/04/04

The race to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Aiming for a future without tangles

As the mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease is better understood, it has become clear that early treatment is vital to prevent permanent damage to the...

2013/04/01

The plant mechanism controlling nitrogen utilization

NIN-like transcription factors regulate nitrate respon...

2013/04/01

Pluripotency and differentiation control mechanisms in mouse ES cells

Gene regulatory networks acting downstream of Wnt/&bet...

2013/04/01

Elevated ocean CO2 may favor soft corals

Differing acidification tolerance may cause coral reef...

2013/03/28

New Therapeutic treatment for Acute Lung Injury

Anti-inflammatory role of Prostaglandin D2 in lung inf...

2013/03/28

Crystallography on the nanogram scale

Crystalline sponges eliminate need for sample crystall...

2013/03/27

Should Einstein be modified?

Probing cosmic evolution through the new neutrino mass

2013/03/14

Introducing medical technology at the University of To...

First Todai Research, on site

On Tuesday, 8 January 2013, the University of Tokyo (Todai) Public Relations Office organized the first in a series of “on site” events, introduci...

2013/03/14

Common memory retrieval network in humans and monkeys

Macaque posterior parietal cortex activated during mem...

2013/03/14

Blueprint of an insect-mimetic robot

Insect behavioral capability revealed by mobile robot

2013/03/08

Looking beyond the Standard Model through rare muon decay

World’s most sensitive search to examine Grand Unified...

2013/03/07

In vivo mRNA introduction into central nervous system

A new category of nucleic acid medicine

2013/03/07

Direct imaging of single dopant atom in blue-light-emitting c-BN

Advanced electron microscopy reveals atomic-scale stru...

2013/03/07

Brain area coding illusory motion seen in a static image

Neural correlate of induced motion in the human cortex

2013/02/28

A nanosheet transistor

Precise control of superconductivity by voltage applic...

2013/02/27

(日本語) 記憶を思い出す源となる神経回路を解明

 

2013/02/27

Independent regulation of process outgrowth and neuronal connectivity

New roles of cytoskeleton regulator DCLK identified

2013/02/22

Discovery of metallic state in a purely organic single-component condu...

 

2013/02/19

A full list of Corals at Okinotorishima

 

2013/02/05

Mechanism for TDP-43 pathology in ALS

Calcium-permeable AMPA receptor-mediated calpain activ...

2013/02/04

Essential tRNA modification stands in the spotlight

Modified base determined 40 years ago was a hydrolyzed...

2013/02/04

A new molecular strategy for advanced nucleic acid medicine

Intracellular ATP triggers controlled release of nucle...

2013/01/31

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam

Focusing X-ray lasers to 1 um size by atomically preci...

2013/01/31

Next-generation schizophrenia research

Multi-modal and prospective study may reveal pathology...

2013/01/31

Identification of extra-cellular protein Notch as cause of osteoarthr...

Novel finding should lead to breakthrough in treatment...

2013/01/30

Lowest density liquid in nature

Self-binding of helium-3 in two dimensions

2013/01/30

Discovery of ferroelectricity and antiferroelectricity in imidazoles

Opening a new avenue to next-generation ferroelectric ...

2013/01/24

The history of neutrino physics at Kamioka

3281 feet under

“Since that moment, neutrino oscillation has been an accepted fact in physics.” The University of Tokyo’s underground Kamiokande experiment was th...

2013/01/23

iPS cell technology makes old T cells young

Potential application of rejuvenated antigen-specific ...

2013/01/23

An unsaturated aliphatic alcohol in male mouse urine attracts females

Discovery of a natural ligand for a mouse odorant rece...

2013/01/23

A novel method to verify spin propagation length

An essential prerequisite for development of spintroni...

2013/01/18

(日本語) 細胞内輸送の破綻がてんかんを引き起こす

 

2013/01/18

Gene micro-determination in micro-dissected tissue

Genes activated in brain follow a power law

2013/01/18

Environmental Chemicals May Affect Children’s Minds

Dioxin Disrupts Higher Brain Function in Mice

2013/01/10

(日本語) 細胞内の確率的な遺伝子発現が引き起こす適応現象の解明

 

2013/01/07

H. pylori’s CagA protein structure elucidated for the ...

The assassin with a tail

Stomach cancer is the second-greatest killer among cancers, responsible for some 700,000 deaths worldwide each year. The principle cause of this c...

2012/12/26

Iron-catalyzed transformation of molecular dinitrogen under ambient co...

An advance towards a next-generation nitrogen fixation...

2012/12/21

Nothing Lasts Forever

Environmental Discourses on the Collapse of Past Socie...

2012/12/20

What do eel larvae feed on in the ocean?

Low trophic position of Japanese eel larvae indicates ...

2012/12/20

Gene responsible for low-cadmium rice identified

 

2012/12/05

microRNA nuclear import machinery elucidated on molecular level

miRNA may regulate gene expression in the nucleus

2012/12/05

First ever discovery of planet-planet eclipse

Determining architecture of a multi-transiting planeta...

2012/12/03

The intrinsic anti-allergic mechanism

The receptor LMIR3-ceramide binding inhibits mast cell...

2012/11/22

Impact of infantile seizures on neural development

Understanding epilepsy

Todai researchers have described the mechanism by which infantile febrile seizures may lead to adult epilepsy, with important implications for cur...

2012/11/22

Clarification of mechanism controlling ciliary length and fluid flow

Discovery of a new microtubule-depolymerizing kinesin,...

2012/11/21

Synchrotron radiation opens up the nanoworld

Seeing the unseen

Research on synchrotron light has enabled researchers to see and understand the structures and functions of nanoscale materials as never before. A...

2012/11/16

What looks cold, feels cold

Visual information affects thermoception

2012/11/15

Synapse imaging reveals a big role for small protrusions

Identification of a new mechanism governing synapse fo...

2012/11/15

An Atomic Scream

Dislocation Movement Causes Electrical Oscillations in...

2012/11/07

Fugu sex determined by single nucleotide

So just how different are males and females really?

The genetic information that determines sex is carried on sex chromosomes, which come in two forms: X and Y. Individuals with two X chromosomes be...

2012/11/07

Is there Alzheimer’s disease in animals?

Neurofibrillary tangles, a characteristic lesion of Al...

2012/11/07

Are male (fish) always in love?

Brain areas implicated in sexual behavior respond to s...

2012/10/31

Magnetic field-induced full rotation of collective spins flowing in a ...

A route toward development of spin-based low power log...

2012/10/31

An approach to deciphering the gustatory system in humans

Expression analysis of taste signal transduction molec...

2012/10/26

New risk genes identified for intractable liver disease

Fourteen risk genes including two new risk loci found

2012/10/25

Taken alive

Protein captured within self-assembled capsular molecu...

2012/10/19

Large-scale Tsunami Run-up Simulation at Great East Japan Earthquake U...

Three-dimensional Analysis on a Supercomputer

2012/10/15

Observing ion movement in living plants

Imaging technique opens door to new plant physiology r...

2012/10/10

Spin orientation conserved through spin-orbit echo

It’s there if you know where to listen

As technological development drives the miniaturization of electronics to the nanoscale, components that were useful at larger scales cease to fun...

2012/10/02

A novel mechanism in human carcinogenesis identified

Deregulation of HSP70 methylation leads to cancer

2012/09/27

Ultra-high precision optical-phase tracking

Toward optical communications and measurements beyond ...

2012/09/27

Discovery of high sensitivity magnetometry using spin-current

 

2012/09/21

(日本語) 光パルス照射で磁気の波の発生と伝播制御に成功

 

2012/09/21

How do molecules grow into crystals?

Growth of a crystal from a single molecule attached to...

2012/09/21

Detecting disease, one molecule at a time

Million-fold improvement of biomarker detection limit

2012/09/19

Switching the state of matter

New transistor harnessing correlated electrons enables...

2012/09/19

A New Material for Dissipationless Electronics

Toward Realization of Novel Principle “Quantum Anomalo...

2012/09/11

Glycoanalysis from a single droplet

A new mass spectrometric method for detection of prote...

2012/09/11

Bulk disposal of endogenous marijuana-like substances in the brain

Degradation mechanism in synaptic vicinity described

2012/09/07

“Oxygen rocking” battery

Proposal of new battery type with potential for large ...

2012/09/07

Driving a spin-vortex “skyrmion” by minute electric current

Towards magnetic storage using 1/100,000 current densi...

2012/09/07

Development of high-performance magnetic ferrite

Hard magnetic ferrite with gigantic coercivity and hig...

2012/09/06

(日本語) 爆破を防げ!炎症を誘導する肥満細胞爆破スイッチの発見

 

2012/09/04

Solid food induces neural change

Ingestion during weaning promotes change in the cerebr...

2012/09/04

Control of terahertz light by spin

Proof of principle of new electromagnetic optical devi...

2012/08/29

Liver regeneration is due to hepatocyte hypertrophy an...

Sometimes bigger is better than more

Prometheus, Gustave Moreau. (Wikimedia Commons)In Greek mythology, Prometheus gave fire to humankind, for which he was punished by Zeus. Chained t...

2012/08/23

Examining Galaxy Form from the Top of the World

Origin of galactic morphology probed using the Paschen...

2012/08/22

Synthesis of an Anticancer Agent using an Environmentally-friendly cat...

Development of a Safe Osmium Catalyst for Industrial A...

2012/08/22

RNAPII jumps to take a shortcut

Interdisciplinary team develops new model of eukaryote...

2012/08/21

Discovery of a new type of giant resonance in nuclei

 

2012/08/20

Causative gene for new motor neuron disease identified

Discovery may lead to elucidation of disease mechanism...

2012/08/16

Dispersion and Orientation Control of Carbon Nanotubes

Nanotube/ionic liquid crystal composite for soft elect...

2012/08/15

Mechanism discovered for temperature-independent circa...

Why biological clocks run on time

Image ©Tomo.Yun Organisms from bacteria to humans maintain a 24-hour rhythm within their bodies. This circadian rhythm is produced ...

2012/08/15

A trailblazer in the country’s aeronautics, the Univer...

Japanese aviation still soaring after a century

The first fixed-wing aircraft to take to the Japanese skies was a glider, co-developed by a University of Tokyo scientist. In the 100 years since ...

2012/08/09

A single snip determines sex

A trans-species missense SNP is associated with fugu s...

2012/08/02

Winding DNA by molecular reel

A novel method of manipulating DNA’s curvature

2012/08/02

New microscopy for the quantum world

Direct imaging of local electric field at atomic dimen...

2012/07/27

Measuring manganite’s electronic response

Phase-separated material may see application in novel ...

2012/07/24

Toward prevention of gastric cancer

3D structure of H. pylori CagA Oncoprotein elucidated

2012/07/23

A new material for organic solar cell research

Chemical modification of lithium ion-encapsulated full...

2012/07/20

The surprising power of forgetting

A theoretical proof that slight forgetting perfects mo...

2012/07/19

Conservation of electron spin information

A step toward spintronics devices using electron spin ...

2012/07/18

The PANSY radar becomes the largest atmospheric radar in the Antarctic

Full fine-resolution observations of the Antarctic tro...

2012/07/18

The fight against multidrug resistant bacteria

 

2012/07/11

Prediction of a novel phase transition inspired by axi...

Theory of undiscovered elementary particle applied to topological insu...

In elementary particle theory, there exists a paradox called the strong CP problem. A theoretical solution to this problem has been proposed that ...

2012/07/06

(日本語) 「軌道スイッチング」現象を発見

 

2012/07/04

The first columnar ferroelectric liquid crystal

A new hope for ultra-high-density-memory

Ferroelectrics are materials that reverse their electrical polarization when an electric field is applied and retain that polarization even when t...

2012/06/27

(日本語) 「磁石でない磁気記録」を可能にする新しい電子スピン配列を発見

 

2012/06/20

Time-of-day-dependent changes in neuronal/hormonal activities

 

2012/06/20

Demonstration of novel principle of electric polarization in an organi...

Electron-transfer mechanism may lead to sophisticated ...

2012/06/20

Japan to Build World’s First Floating Wind Farm

Harvesting the Winds of Fukushima

The University of Tokyo (Todai), together with a group of major Japanese corporations, including Marubeni Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mit...

2012/06/14

Solving a 25-year puzzle in solid state physics

Emergent Rank-5 order in URu2Si2

2012/06/12

Potential key to enhanced disease resistance

Identification of the key enzyme for sakuranetin biosy...

2012/06/12

Microbial electric syntrophy accelerates conversion of chemicals

 

2012/06/11

Temporal Coding of Insulin Action through Multiplexing of the AKT Path...

 

2012/06/11

Surprising properties of hepatocytes

Hepatocyte hypertrophy and unconventional cell divisio...

2012/06/05

Cluster of four satellites to be launched by Russian Dnepr rocket end-...

University of Tokyo-managed project will also launch U...

2012/05/29

Discovery of copper-based oxide magnets that host a quantum liquid rob...

 

2012/05/28

(日本語) ウイルス・バクテリア感染における新たな免疫応答制御機構を解明

 

2012/05/28

Room Temperature Bonding of Film-to-Film and Film-to-Glass without Adh...

 

2012/05/28

Linnaeus did not examine Japanese Volvox species

A new method for Volvox species classification

2012/05/17

Motor protein KIF1A essential for formation of new syn...

Why all play makes Jack a smart boy

It is known that experience of an enriched environment that provides many stimuli, including opportunities for communication and exercise, can imp...

2012/05/14

The law of the synapses: punishing the weak to maintain strong synapse...

A novel molecular mechanism for long-lasting synaptic ...

2012/05/11

Ultrathin organic photovoltaic device is thinnest ever

 

2012/05/09

Discovery of Dusty “Quartz Star”

Possible Evidence of Ongoing Planet Formation

2012/05/07

A Step Towards Ultrahigh-Density Memory Devices

The First Ferroelectric Columnar Liquid Crystal with A...

2012/05/01

Discovery of lectin-mediated immunity that impairs vir...

Lost in domestication?

Plants have evolved a highly-advanced innate immune system. For example, when a virus enters a plant cell, specific resistance genes for that path...

2012/05/01

Characterization of binding modes between human sweet taste receptor a...

 

2012/04/19

Low-degree nodes crucial to dynamical robustness of co...

The importance of non-hub elements

It has recently become clear that many of the networks in the world around us, including cellular metabolic pathways, neuronal networks, the Inter...

2012/04/19

Watching light as it gets trapped

Japanese-German team explores light localization in ra...

2012/04/19

Discovery of a skyrmion that can be manipulated by an external electri...

 

2012/04/12

Possible ErbB-NF-κB pathways in breast cancer stem cells for tum...

 

2012/04/11

Instability in magnetic materials with dynamical axion field

A research method in particle physics contributes to c...

2012/04/10

Novel phosphoserine phosphatases

 

2012/04/10

Baculovirus uses captured host phosphatase to induce enhanced locomoto...

 

2012/04/09

Very High Energy Pulsed Gamma Ray Emission from Crab Pulsar

 

2012/04/06

Slow-slip stress-loading of fault area may have primed...

A mechanism for the March 11 earthquake

Some major earthquakes are preceded by a series of foreshocks leading up to the mainshock. This was true of the March 11 Great East Japan Earthqua...

2012/04/05

Leaf or branch?

The evolution of cladodes, an unusual leaf-like organ ...

2012/04/05

Detection of Fukushima-derived radionuclides in seawater, zooplankton,...

 

2012/04/04

Brain activity of Japanese honeybees forming a ‘hot defensive bee ball...

Is temperature information processing involved?

2012/03/29

Analysis of sensitivity control through signal transduction

Mechanisms for controlling sensitivity of drug respons...

2012/03/23

Brevisulcenal F

The Molecular Leviathan from the Deep

2012/03/23

The stochastic differential equation that revolutioniz...

Solving the sums of risk hedging

Besides stocks, bonds and currencies, a bevy of financial derivatives ? futures, options and swaps, among others ? are traded in today’s financial...

2012/03/22

 

The first ferromagnetic metal-to-ferromagnetic insulator transition

In 2009, Professor Yutaka Ueda and his team at the Institute for Solid State Physics at the University of Tokyo found that the hollandite-type oxi...

2012/03/21

The world’s first sterilizable flexible organic transistor

A path to the development of implantable medical devic...

2012/03/15

Green Roots

The regulatory mechanism of chloroplast biogenesis in ...

2012/03/07

Micron-scale synaptic clusters underlie learning and m...

The incredible detail of the brain

Assistant Professor Yuji Ikegaya and his group at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences have described an important...

2012/02/29

Freezing fluctuations

Reducing thermal fluctuation in cryogenic laser interf...

2012/02/24

Faster, longer, better

New Solid-State Drive reads faster, lasts longer, and ...

2012/02/21

Intermittent visual feedback can improve learning of r...

When watching too closely is a bad thing

When performing a discrete movement such as pitching a baseball, it is known that the brain can promote learning by modifying the motor commands o...

2012/02/15

Cell-proliferation mechanism in adult T-cell leukemia ...

A new clue for ATL research

Carriers of the Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV), a form of human RNA retrovirus, are concentrated in Japan and parts of Southeast Asia, cen...

2012/02/15

Cyberarchaeology brings the past to life and preserves...

Permanence in an impermanent world

An emerging technology dubbed Mixed Reality, or MR, overlays virtual objects onto the real world to create a mixed reality environment. MR can pro...

2012/02/10

Missing dark matter located

Inter-galactic space is filled with dark matter

2012/02/03

Nonmyelinating Schwann cells maintain hematopoietic st...

Finding a niche

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) located in the bone marrow supply us with tens of billions of new blood cells every day through cell division. Typ...

2012/02/03

All cations lead to this pathway

The structure of channelrhodopsin reveals its cation-c...

2012/01/31

Why do we die from infection?

Evidence for suicidal defense strategy against infecti...

2012/01/24

Novel insights into the biology of cell fusion

Regulation of cell fusion through Wnt signaling

2012/01/20

The most important question in particle physics is clo...

Countdown Underway for Higgs Boson Discovery

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, announced last December 13 it has found tantalizing hints that could lead to the di...

2012/01/18

Japan Team Determines More Accurately When and How Ear...

Unlocking the Mystery of the Oxygen Catastrophe

Lecturer Yasuhito Sekine of the University of Tokyo and his colleagues have defined the circumstances and mechanism of the oxygen catastrophe, a p...

2012/01/11

Phosphatidylserine essential for retrograde membrane t...

Catching Cholera

Researchers at the University of Tokyo (Todai) Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences have described the pathway by which the cholera toxin en...

2011/12/26

Live imaging of caspase activation in mouse embryos reveals the physio...

 

2011/12/21

A bifunctional enzyme rewrites the paradigm of the mon...

A keyhole that changes shape

Researchers at the University of Tokyo (Todai) have shown conclusively and for the first time that one enzyme changes shape to catalyze two reacti...

2011/12/20

Development of “Low-Cadmium Rice”

 

2011/12/13

 

Further details on the LHC announcement

Computer simulation of decay of a Higgs boson. ©CERN In a seminar held at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on 13 Dece...

2011/12/07

Reading the history of the Itokawa asteroid in the Hay...

A lifetime in three grains of sand

The Itokawa asteroid is disappearing, little by little, and will not outlast the solar system. Dust from Itokawa©JAXA 25143 Itokawa was...

2011/12/05

(日本語) 染色体分配に重要なヒストン3領域の発見

 

2011/12/01

Univ. of Tokyo Researchers Locate the Spawning Area of...

Same time, same place, on the night of the new moon

The life of eels and their spawning in particular had long been shrouded in mystery, a mystery that a University of Tokyo team set out to solve th...

2011/11/30

A better model of how ATP synthase works

Dethroning the dictator

A team from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering under Professor Hiroyuki Noji used high-speed atomic force microscopy (AFM) t...

2011/11/28

(日本語) 酸素は地球にいつどのように登場したのか

 

2011/11/24

A long-lasting, implantable glucose sensor

Glowing ears signal sugar level

A glowing blood sugar sensor implanted under the skin could provide diabetes sufferers with a convenient and less invasive way to monitor their bl...

2011/11/21

Galaxy interactions accelerate the growth of supermassive black holes

 

2011/11/14

Construction of “Quenchbodies”

Quench-Based Antibody Probes showing Antigen-Dependent...

2011/11/11

A record of star formation in the Galactic nuclear bul...

Three classical Cepheids discovered

The region within a few hundred light years of the central black hole of our Galaxy, often called the nuclear bulge, presents us with various inte...

2011/11/09

AIM could transform our understanding of diet

Obesity in their sights

A research team under Professor Toru Miyazaki at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medicine has determined the key protein that trigger...

2011/11/07

(日本語) 性フェロモンに対する好みを変更する遺伝子をカイコで発見

 

2011/10/31

Transfer and detection of a single isolated electron

 

2011/10/17

A new two-dimensional topological insulator

Successful formation of a bilayer bismuth

2011/10/13

Hydrocarbon biosynthetic enzymes identified in microal...

Can algae replace oil?

Microalgae are currently attracting attention as a source of energy and a potential solution to both energy problems and global warming. In partic...

2011/10/12

Quantum confinement of strongly correlated electrons i...

Corralling electrons in 2D

The wide range of properties exhibited by transition metal oxides, including high-temperature superconductivity and photocatalysis, makes them one...

2011/10/12

Two-qubit gate of combined single spin rotation and inter-dot spin exc...

 

2011/10/10

A single pheromone receptor triggers sexual behavior i...

A one-track mind?

What determines preference for sex pheromones of the same species? Is it merely the specificity of the pheromone receptor in the olfactory organ, ...

2011/09/26

Complete genome sequences of rat and mouse segmented filamentous bacte...

 

2011/09/16

Keep an Eye on PPi

The Vacuolar-Type Proton-Pyrophosphatase Regulates Pos...

2011/09/06

Traffic Jams Reduce Hydrolytic Efficiency of Cellulase on Cellulose Su...

 

2011/08/03

Interdisciplinary research making strides at the Unive...

Long-life artificial hip joint reaches the bedside

The limitations of current artificial hip joints Bone fracture and osteoarthritis are common causes of joint deformity, which often results in pa...