Research Achievements

December 26, 2019 

A 'pivotal' moment for understanding whale evolution

We could be getting closer to understanding how feeding behaviors in whales and dolphins have evolved over time.   Scie

December 12, 2019 

Finding a killer electron hot spot in Earth's Van Allen radiation belts

JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surroun

December 5, 2019 

New protein function could be key to treatment of drug addiction and behavioral disorders

Scientists reveal new findings about the neural circuit involved in the reward stimulus, which plays a major role in dru

December 3, 2019 

Two Cosmic Peacocks Show Violent History of the Magellanic Clouds

Two peacock-shaped gaseous clouds were revealed in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) by observations with the Atacama Lar

November 26, 2019 

Compound controls biological clock with light

A chemical cage suppresses the activity of a biological clock regulator in the dark and releases it with light, showing

November 22, 2019 

Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes

An international group of scientists (including Nagoya University Associate Professor Yoichi Tamura) led by the RIKEN Cl

October 29, 2019 

Dietary fiber effectively purifies carbon nanotubes

A dietary fiber can help separate out semiconducting carbon nanotubes used for making transistors for flexible electron

October 4, 2019 

Scientists have identified the presence of cancer-suppressing cells in pancreatic cancer

Researchers have identified cells containing a protein called Meflin that has a role in restraining the progression of

October 3, 2019 

Teaching an old compound new tricks: Enabling selective carbon-carbon bond formation at the inherently inert position of enol silyl ethers

Chemists open the door to new transformations of a compound commonly used for drug development.   Nagoya University res

September 20, 2019 

Combining Cheap and Safe Black and White Materials Creates Colorful Pigments

In response to worldwide concern over the adverse effects of chemical substances on human health and the environment, mo

September 13, 2019 

New strategy to kill pathogens resistant to antibiotics

A new Trojan horse approach could lead to treatments for some antibiotic-resistant bacteria.   A deadly, antibiotic-resi

August 13, 2019 

Live mitochondria seen in unprecedented detail: photobleaching in STED microscopy overcome

A research team led by Nagoya University has created a fluorescent marker molecule that does not degrade under a STED m

August 13, 2019 

SPEECHLESS, SCREAM and Stomata Development in Plant Leaves

A Nagoya University and Washington University-led team of scientists with two disparate sets of expertise - in plant bi

August 8, 2019 

The role of GABA neurons in the central circadian clock has been discovered

The research team led by Dr. Daisuke Ono and Prof. Akihiro Yamanaka of the Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya Universit

July 11, 2019 

During a lightning storm over a Japanese city, a gamma-ray glow from thunderclouds preceded a gamma-ray flash and lightning bolt

Nagoya University participated in a partly crowd-funded research collaboration involving numerous Japanese and French u

June 22, 2019 

A new "golden" age for electronics? Materials that shrink when heated - changing colour from black to golden - could save expensive electronics from heat damage.

Scientists at Nagoya University, Japan, have created materials that shrink uniformly in all directions when heated under

June 12, 2019 

Rewarding or penalizing consumers of electricity to balance its supply and demand - how cost effective is it, and what's the best way to do it?

Viewing electricity distribution and consumption as a large complex system with a lot of uncertainty, a group of resear

May 21, 2019 

Quest for the "Holy Grail": Plumbene, Graphene's Latest Cousin, Realized on the "Nano Water Cube"

Nagoya University-led researchers have created "plumbene", a 2D-honeycomb sheet of lead atoms. Plumbene has the largest

May 10, 2019 

Switching Superconductivity On and Off in a Transistor By Bending it or Changing the Voltage

Strongly correlated materials can change their resistivity from infinity to zero with minute changes in conditions. Now

April 2, 2019  FEATURE

A Taste for Martian Blueberries - Understanding the Enigma of Iron-oxide Concretion on Earth and Mars

Iron-oxide (hematite and goethite) concretions found on Mars and Earth may have been formed by the same newly-proposed

March 26, 2019  PRESS RELEASE

Researchers Unveil Effects of Dust Particles on Cloud Properties

Scientists use powerful techniques to visualize effects of dust particles on cloud formations.   An international team

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