UTokyo Research

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2014/12/10
Space for research

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...

2015/01/23
A novel neuronal mechanism to efficiently code odorant concentration

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

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

Novel mechanism of superconductivity clarified by K computer

Charge fluctuation induces superconductivity

2015/01/19
Neuronal circuit for olfactory navigation identified

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

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 plaster

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 power consumption

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

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

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

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

Speciation of radioactive particles in Fukushima soil

Materials that fix radioactive cesium

2014/12/11
Key to origin of iron-based superconductors observed

Key to origin of iron-based superconductors observed

Unique change of the number of superconducting electro...

2014/12/08
Large earthquakes more likely in subduction zones with young plates

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?

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

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 crystals

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

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 fields

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

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

A molecular ruler in eukaryotic cells

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