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...

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...

2014/11/17
Lightning from a supermassive black hole

Lightning from a supermassive black hole

MAGIC telescopes capture an extreme event

2014/11/14
Rectifying property dictates aggregating response in cellular slime mold

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

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

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

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

Partial atomic structure of a eukaryote flagellar motor

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

2014/10/27
Recorded history, unwritten future

125 years of the Historical Society of Japan

Recorded history, unwritten f...

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 Pacific

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

The root of the Caroline hotspot

2014/10/17
First observation of phase shift of an electron wave function scattered off a Kondo state

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

Proof of a prediction made 40 years ago