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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...

2014/10/30
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...

2014/10/21
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

2014/10/16
Dark energy

One of the two greatest mysteries of the unive...

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

Mechanisms producing diverse coloration patterns in caterpillars

Single novel gene apontic-like controls patterns

2014/10/15
The oldest “fossilized poop” from Japan

The oldest “fossilized poop” from Japan

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

2014/10/15
Intracellular transport in neuronal morphogenesis

Intracellular transport in neuronal morphogenesis

Strip, a new molecule for intracellular transport

2014/10/09
Clarification of the molecular mechanisms of glioblastomagenesis

Clarification of the molecular mechanisms of glioblastomagenesis

DNA modification and glioblastoma

2014/10/01
Purely organic material can switch electrical conductivity and magnetism

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

Deuterium transfer key to switching properties

2014/09/30
Oxygenic photosynthesis without galactolipids

Oxygenic photosynthesis without galactolipids

Glycolipid biosynthetic pathway elucidated 30 years af...

2014/09/26
Observing intramolecular motion of ligand gated ion channel in real time

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

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

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

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

Eradication of cancer cells by innate immune system

Recognition by pattern recognition innate immune recep...

2014/09/03
A window into the Earth’s interior

Elementary particles open up new earth science...

A window into the Earth's int...

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
A proposed valleytronics material

A proposed valleytronics material

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

2014/09/02
Topological devices as an enabler of dissipationless electronics

Topological devices as an enabler of dissipationless electronics

Quantization rule is elucidated for “Quantized Anomalo...

2014/08/27
Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds

Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds

The adaptation to thrive in a nectarivorous niche