Research Achievements

August 4, 2020 

Scientists find how clock gene wakes up green algae

The findings could be applied to making green algae produce more lipids -- a possible source of biofuel.   A team of re

July 29, 2020 

Unusual electron sharing found in cool crystal

Tungsten atoms are seen to come together in a way that is similar to an outer space ion. The finding suggests many more

July 15, 2020 

Pre-brain surgery test protects language in some tumors

A preoperative procedure might enable surgeons to protect the language centers during brain tumor removal without needi

July 14, 2020 

New study shows how plants regulate their growth-inhibiting hormones to survive

Scientists from Japan have, for the first time, observed one of the natural mechanisms underlying the regulation of the

June 30, 2020 

The exhaust gas from a power plant can be recovered and used as a raw reaction material

Energy-saving CO2 capture technology with H2 gas is developed by integrating the CO2 separation and conversion process

June 18, 2020 

Shining light on a malignant lung cancer

A near-infrared light treatment could help manage a rare form of lung cancer.   Treating a rare type of malignant lung

June 11, 2020 

Hayabusa2 reveals more secrets from Ryugu

Ryugu's interaction with the sun changes what we know about asteroid history   In February and July of 2019, the Hayabu

June 3, 2020 

Small see-through container improves plant micrografting

A transparent container made by Nagoya University researchers allows easy and quick grafting of very young plants, with

May 28, 2020 

The fight goes on: Clinical trial shows promising new treatment for rare blood cancer

Although lymphoma is one of the most common types of blood cancer, it has a rare subtype for which no effective treatme

May 22, 2020 

Training instance segmentation neural network with synthetic datasets for seed phenotyping

Development of an efficient method to accelerate the development of machine learning models for plant phenotyping   In

May 20, 2020 

The ins and outs of sex change in medaka fish

Scientists could gain insight into atypical sex development in vertebrates, including humans, by studying how nutrition

April 30, 2020 

Found: Neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress

 This circuit could be a key target for treating stress-related disorders such as panic disorder and PTSD.   Researcher

April 17, 2020 

Discovery of a drug to rescue winter depression-like behavior

A group of animal biologists and chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University, ha

April 15, 2020 

Untwisting plastics for charging Internet-of-things devices

Scientists are unraveling the properties of electricity-conducting plastics so they can be used in future energy-harves

April 9, 2020 

Scientists identify hormone produced in nitrogen-starved leaves that stimulates roots to take up nitrogen from soil

A new study at Nagoya University has highlighted the extraordinary ability of plants to communicate between their shoot

April 7, 2020 

Observing the Internal 3D Structure of the Nipple to Understand and Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers from Nagoya University, led by Assoc. Prof. Naoki Sunaguchi, employed X-ray dark-field computed tomography

April 2, 2020 

The discovery of new compounds for acting on the circadian clock and promoting the differentiation of brown adipocytes

The research team comprised of Designated Associate Professor Tsuyoshi Hirota and Postdoctoral Fellows Simon Miller and

March 19, 2020 

Electric jolt to carbon makes better water purifier

Nanocarbons for purifying water get a lot more efficient by exposing a precursor mixture to high voltage.   Nagoya Univ

March 12, 2020 

Worm nerve responses for good and bad

Studies on a tiny soil worm help explain how animal nervous systems translate external signals as 'good' or 'bad' in or

March 10, 2020 

Safety Zone Saves Giant Moons from Fatal Plunge

Numerical simulations showed that the temperature gradient in the disk of gas around a young gas giant planet could play

March 9, 2020 

Wearable devices powered by body motion using stretchable carbon nanotube thin films

A simple, cost-effective and scalable method to produce power generators that stretch with your body may reduce our rel

February 27, 2020 

Two sides of a coin: Our own immune cells damage the integrity of the blood-brain barrier

Researchers have shown that microglia, a class of immune cells in the brain, regulate the permeability of the brain's p

February 26, 2020 

Discovery of bacterial ancestor yields new insight into calcium channels

A new ion channel identified in bacteria fills a missing link in the evolutionary history of ion channels in mammals.  

February 7, 2020 

Movement of a liquid droplet generates over 5 volts of electricity

Scientists have developed an energy harvesting device that generates over 5 volts of electricity from a liquid droplet.

January 15, 2020 

Seashells found inland in Jordan hint at why Neanderthals disappeared and modern humans survived

Long-distance resource-gathering and co-operative behaviour with distant groups may have been key to the survival of H.

January 14, 2020 

Laser diode emits deep UV light

Nagoya University researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light

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