Research Achievements

August 3, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Different Sensory Pathways Engaged in Feeling and Responding to External Temperature

A team at Nagoya University has shed light on how distinct sensory neural pathways function in "feeling" changes in tem

July 28, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

On-Chip Pumps Achieve High-Speed Sorting of Large Cells

A research group in Nagoya University developed a high-speed cell sorting method of large cells with high-viability usi

July 24, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity ~ New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials ~

Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner.

July 13, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Nagoya Medical Researchers Propose New Disease Category of Skin Disorders

Nagoya University-led team reviews skin diseases to define a new type of genetic-based inflammation for improving diagn

July 10, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Nagoya Forensic Scientists Recover Human DNA from Mosquitos

Nagoya University research team shows that human blood extracted from mosquitos remains viable for DNA analysis up to t

June 27, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Nagoya University chemists turn metal catalysis on its head for a sustainable future

Nagoya University researchers take a nonintuitive approach to metal catalysis for selective conversion of biomass into

June 16, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Skin Disease Caused by Sperm Cell Transmission of Keratin Mutation

A Nagoya University research collaboration reveals the father-daughter inheritance of a mosaic skin disease as a sperm

June 8, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Lost Your Appetite? Try Inviting Yourself to Dinner

Researchers at Nagoya University reveal that eating in front of a mirror--or even with a picture of yourself eating--ma

June 1, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Dual Role of Fruit Fly Protein in Connecting Chromosome Copies

Nagoya University researchers identified combined function for Drosophila protein in launching and maintaining a proces

May 30, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Scientists identify protein linked to chronic heart failure

A Nagoya University-led research team has identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chr

May 26, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Nagoya University Researchers Break Down Plastic Waste

Nagoya University-based research team develops new highly efficient catalyst for breaking resistant chemical bonds, pav

May 24, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

One-Dimensional Crystals for Low-Temperature Thermoelectric Cooling

Researchers at Nagoya University report high thermoelectric powers in one-dimensional crystals for practical low-temper

May 12, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

At Last: Beautiful, consistent carbon belts ~ Synthesis of a carbon nanobelt with potential applications in nanotechnology ~

Chemists have tried to synthesize carbon nanobelts for more than 60 years, but none have succeeded until now. A team at

May 8, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Bird Feathers Inspire Researchers to Produce Vibrant New Colors

A Nagoya University-led research team mimics the rich color of bird plumage and demonstrates new ways to control how li

April 26, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

New Model Could Help Predict Major Earthquakes

A Nagoya University-led team reveals the mechanisms behind different earthquakes at a plate boundary on the west coast

March 30, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Red and Violet Light Reset the Circadian Clock in Algae via Novel Pathway

Nagoya University-led researchers uncover novel red- and violet-light-sensitive pathway that helps keep green algae's s

March 27, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Nitrogen Foraging Ability of Plants Relies on Mobile Shoot-Root Hormone Signal

Research at Nagoya University uncovers molecular shoot-to-root signal in nitrogen-starved plants, revealing role for mo

March 23, 2017  HIGHLIGHT

Development of a non-invasive, quick, and low-cost system for cell quality evaluationーa step ahead to supply high quality and quantity of iPS cells

Dr. Ryuji Kato, an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nagoya University, Japan, Dr

March 8, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Ultrafast Detection of a Cancer Biomarker Enabled by Innovative Nanobiodevice

Nagoya University-led collaboration develops a pioneering nanobiodevice that can isolate cancer biomarkers quickly with

March 7, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Identification of Genes Controlling Mouthpart Development Key to Insect Diversity

Nagoya University-led international research reveals functions of mouthpart-controlling genes in development of enlarge

February 14, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

New Peptide Hormone Aids Waterproof Barrier Formation in Plant Roots

Nagoya University researchers identify peptide hormones needed for formation and maintenance of plant root barrier to p

February 13, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Link Identified between Nerve Cell Proteins and Middle-age Onset Dementia

Nagoya University-led research identifies role for neuronal protein interaction in preventing frontotemporal lobar dege

February 8, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Record-Breaking Material that Contracts When Heated

Researchers based at Nagoya University discover ceramic material that contracts on heating by more than twice the previ

February 7, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

What Happened to the Sun over 7,000 Years Ago? Analysis of tree rings reveals highly abnormal solar activity in the mid-Holocene

An international team led by researchers at Nagoya University, along with US and Swiss colleagues, has identified a new

January 26, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

New Insights into Brain Circuit for Hunger Responses during Starvation

Researchers uncover mechanism by which hypothalamic neural signaling drives hunger responses to survive starvation.   F

December 15, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

First experimental evidence of 3D aromaticity in stacked antiaromatic compounds

International collaboration led by Nagoya University uses two-dimensional antiaromatic materials to realize three-dimen

December 14, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Anti-Tumor Effect of Novel Plasma Medicine Caused by Lactate

Nagoya University researchers develop cold plasma-activated Ringer's solution for chemotherapy. The solution has anti-t

December 2, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Improving the Mechanical Properties of Polymer Gels through Molecular Design

Research team develops new approach to strengthen polymer gels by changing the length of polymer "thread" per molecular

November 29, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Announcement of Joint Study to Design Nanoporous Materials to Carry Small Molecules

Materials acting like sponge to safely capture, store, and release essential small molecules. press released on Novembe

November 18, 2016  FEATURE

Special Interview with Prof. Toru Iijima, World Research Unit for Heavy Flavor Particle Physics (established in 2014)

Since 2014, Nagoya University has supported researchers in forming promising international research hubs under the "Prog

November 9, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Humans Proven to Recognize Partially Obscured Snakes More Easily than Other Animals

Nagoya University research team uses new image processing tool to confirm human visual system has evolved specifically

November 9, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Collapse of mitochondria-associated membrane in ALS

Mitochondria-associated membrane (MAM) is a contacting site of endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria, and plays a key

October 21, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Self-Assembly of Photoresponsive Polymer Brushes to Realize Advanced Surfaces

Japanese researchers develop a new approach for obtaining functional surfaces consisting of organized polymers. press r

October 14, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Novel Target for Diabetes Drug Identified as Ion Exchanger

Nagoya University-led researchers use nematode worms as a model to identify a new target of the type 2 diabetes drug me

October 6, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

New Device Enables Rapid Identification of Brain Cancer Type and Tumor Margin

Research team centered at Nagoya University develops a device for quick, accurate identification of a mutation strongly

October 6, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Unraveling Roundworm Nerve Regeneration Mechanism Could Aid Nerve Injury Treatment

Nagoya University researchers clarify detailed molecular mechanisms behind regrowth of severed nerves in roundworms; co

September 14, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Japanese Research Team Elucidates Structure of Bacterial Flagellar Motor Protein

Nagoya University-led Japanese researchers reveal the 3D structure of a bacterial propeller protein. press released on

September 8, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Novel Nanoscale Detection of Real-Time DNA Amplification Holds Promise for Diagnostics

Research team led by Nagoya University develop a label-free method for detecting DNA amplification in real time based o

September 5, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Human Selection Pressure on Novel Peptide Aided Domestication of Asian Rice

International research team led by Nagoya University identifies peptide required for awn development in wild rice, and

August 2, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

New Index Reveals Likelihood of Terrestrial or Aquatic Lifestyles of Extinct Mammals

Researchers at Nagoya University establish a new index based on rib strength measurement, which can use fossil records

July 22, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Neuronal activity shows link between wakefulness and fight-or-flight response in mice

Researchers centered at Nagoya University revealed a role for orexin neurons of the hypothalamus in regulating the resp

June 27, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Analysis of Genetic Repeats Suggests Role for DNA Instability in Schizophrenia

International researchers centered at Nagoya University use a highly sensitive technique to identify significantly more

June 14, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Ancient DNA Analysis Explains Spread of Domestic Goats from Fertile Crescent into Caucasus

Nagoya University-based researchers analyze ancient DNA of Neolithic domestic goats to reveal that the goats were intro

June 3, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

How Southeastern Mayan people overcame the catastrophic eruption of Ilopango?

A Nagoya University researcher and his leading international research group discovered a Great Platform built with diff

May 18, 2016  HIGHLIGHT

Development of a novel in vivo real-time analysis by combining knowledge and skills

Associate Prof. Kei Zaitsu and Assistant Prof. Yumi Hayashi are faculty members at the Graduate School of Medicine. They

March 25, 2016  HIGHLIGHT

A new simple and green synthetic method for the production of pharmaceuticals

Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara, Associate Prof. Manabu Hatano, and Mr. Katsuya Yamakawa (a graduate student), Graduate School of

March 22, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

From Feeling to Reacting: A Two-way Street between Temperature Sensing, Brain Activity

Nagoya University researchers reveal how perceived external information is converted into a succession of neural activi

March 22, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

New Coronal Mass Ejection Simulations Hold Promise for Future of Space Weather Forecasting

Researchers develop a successful and validated new model of coronal mass ejections to improve space weather forecasting

March 22, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Research Team Sheds Light on "Rightie" or "Leftie" Behavior in a Scale-eating Cichlid

Nagoya University-based scientists demonstrate the development of behavioral laterality (left-/right-handedness) in a s

March 18, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Genetically Engineered Immune Cell Therapy Found to Boost Survival in Mice with Brain Tumors

Nagoya University-led research team shows in mice the potential of a special immune cell that targets a key protein in

March 18, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Dopamine Signaling Pathway that Controls Cocaine Reward in Mice Identified

A Nagoya University-based research team has discovered how dopamine controls the brain's response to cocaine. Findings

March 18, 2016  PRESS RELEASE

Breakthrough Improves Method for Synthesizing Cyanohydrins as Pharmaceutical Precursors

  A research group led by Dr. Kazuaki Ishihara, a professor at Nagoya University, has established a new method of chemic

February 17, 2016  HIGHLIGHT

Discovery of a new memory mechanism―expecting infinite practical use

Nagoya University collaborative research groups led by Prof. Ikue Mori from the Graduate School of Science and Prof. Koz

January 14, 2016  HIGHLIGHT

"What makes you anxious about life after 65?" ―Advice to the worlds' aging population from Japan

Designated Associate Prof. Yoshihiko Kadoya of the Graduate School of Economics at Nagoya University has successfully de

December 10, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

World's first success in observation of the internal structure of microfossils from 3.4 billion years ago: a clue to the bio-organisms that lived at that early time

Prof. Kenichiro Sugitani and Associate Prof. Koichi Mimura at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya Unive

November 27, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

A key to control the circadian rhythm lies in the molecules, revealed by interdisciplinary chemistry and biology research

Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Prof. Takashi Yoshimura, Prof. Steve Kay, and Prof. Stephan Irle along with their research groups

November 12, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

The faster the separation speed, the better the separation resolution ―Nanotechnology makes it possible

Prof. Yoshinobu Baba, Associate Prof. Noritada Kaji, and Assistant Prof. Takao Yasui from the Graduate School of Enginee

October 21, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Exploring the entire story of plant fertilization using live imaging

Prof. Tetsuya Higashiyama's research groups, WPI-ITbM and JST-ERATO Higashiyama Live-Holonics Project, Nagoya University

September 14, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Updating human evolution through examination of technological innovation in stone tools

Assistant Prof. Seiji Kadowaki, Nagoya University Museum and Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya Universi

May 26, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Young researchers' inquiring minds and ambition, to produce newborn benzene molecules

Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Associate Prof. Junichiro Yamaguchi, Mr. Shin Suzuki (a post-graduate student), and Designated As

May 8, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Medical−engineering cooperation for safe and secure surgical treatments

Assistant Prof. Tomonaga Ueno and Visiting Associate Prof. Keiko Irie of the Social Innovation Design Center (SIDC), Ins

April 28, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Young researchers' glittering success with decorated molecular rings

Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Designated Associate Prof. Yasutomo Segawa, and Ms. Natsumi Kubota (a post-graduate student) at t

March 26, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

The WISH project, fighting world hunger

Prof. Motoyuki Ashikari and his research group at the Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University, have disco

March 12, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Nanotechnology opens up for "ultrafast" genetic testing

Prof. Yoshinobu Baba, Assistant Prof. Takao Yasui, and their colleagues at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Un

March 2, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

Discovery of a new plant hormone that perceives and compensates for "hunger" 

Prof. Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi, Dr. Ryo Tabata, Ms. Kumiko Sumida, and Assistant Prof. Hidefumi Shinohara at the Division

February 19, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

"Longing for spring:" elucidation of the mechanism of survival strategy

Professor Takashi Yoshimura, Dr. Keisuke Ikegami (currently an assistant professor at Kinki University Faculty of Medici

February 4, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

The development of novel "stimuli-sensitive" hydrogels for various applications

Associate Prof. Yukikazu Takeoka and his research group at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University invente

January 29, 2015  HIGHLIGHT

To increase the reliability of green fluorescent protein (GFP) use

Green fluorescent protein (GFP) is one of the most important tools used in contemporary bioscience. Dr. Shoji Segami, Pr

July 25, 2014 

Laser Beam can Contribute to Environmental Research: Development of an Instrument for the Instantaneous Measurement of PM2.5 Components

June 26, 2014 

Monkeys Can Understand Relation among Third Parties

June 17, 2014 

Air and Light Nurture Cyanobacteria: A Mechanism of Simultaneous Nitrogen Fixation and Photosynthesis

June 17, 2014 

Colors and Patterns in Medaka: Underlying Mechanisms of Pigment Cell Differentiation

June 4, 2014 

The Mechanism that Superbly Regulates Plant Growth

June 2, 2014 

Answer to the Mystery behind Instinctive Behaviors: Mechanisms of Neurons that Alternate REM and Non-REM Sleep

May 22, 2014 

Polymer Structure will Broaden the World of Protonics: Liquid Crystal Planar Structure of Proton Exchange Membrane Enables High Proton Conductivity

May 8, 2014 

Simplifying Nanotechnology:The Development of a New Technique to Micropattern Carbon Nanotube Thin Films in One Step

April 21, 2014 

Growing Possibilities in the Use of Antiaromatic Compounds: World's First Battery with Norcorrole Electrodes

April 14, 2014 

Solar Wind Protecting the Earth: An Accurate 3D Simulation of the Heliosphere

April 8, 2014 

A Simple Way to Control the Pollen Tube: A Possibility for Enhancing Food Production without Gene Modification

April 7, 2014 

Increase in Plant Production by Genetic Modification: A Novel Technique to Enhance Stomatal Opening and Plant Growth

March 26, 2014 

Liquid Crystals and Air: New Photoalignment Technology to Increase Possible Applications of Liquid Crystals

March 25, 2014 

Escherichia coli Powered by a Hybrid Engine: A Genetic Modification Allows a Hybrid-fuel Bacterial Flagellar Motor to Adapt to Environmental Change

March 25, 2014 

A New Possibility for Anti-Aging: Senescence Inhibition of Vascular Endothelial Cell Prevents Atherosclerosis

March 7, 2014 

Physics in Soccer: Fractals in Professional Soccer Matches

February 24, 2014 

A Deceptive Attack on Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Novel Method to Inhibit P. aeruginosa by Stopping Iron Supply

February 24, 2014 

Earth Weather Can Reach Space: Typhoon-Induced Atmospheric Waves in Space

February 24, 2014 

Sustainable Resource Use: A New Promoter that Enables Efficient Use of a Rare Metal

February 17, 2014 

Moisture Can Kill Forests: Hydrological Circulation and Boreal Forests in Siberia

February 17, 2014 

Measurement Technique with Nanometric Resolution: A Big Step toward Further Material Development

January 28, 2014 

Circadian Clock in Cyanobacteria

January 28, 2014 

Growing Possibilities of Organic Materials: A Microscopic Mechanism of Electronic Conduction in Conducting Polymers

January 9, 2014 

A New Cross-coupling Reaction that Enables the Efficient Synthesis of Triarylmethanes

January 6, 2014 

A Mysterious Phenomenon in an Organic Compound

December 24, 2013 

Differences in the Language Processing System Derived From Different Dialects

December 24, 2013 

A Motion Sickness Drug Promotes Bone Growth

December 2, 2013 

An Innovative Material for Power-Loss Reduction in Future Energy Applications

December 2, 2013 

Mechanism of "Crowding-out" Hot Jupiter by Terrestrial Planets

November 27, 2013 

Manufacturing That Supports Medicine

November 18, 2013 

Breaking New Ground in Rocket Engines-A World-First Flight Experiment Using a Pulse Detonation Rocket Engine

November 7, 2013 

Microcage Arrays to Ensure Stable Ovule Growth and Observation

November 6, 2013 

Mechanism of Formation of Normal Brain Structure

October 8, 2013 

Toward Accurate Space Weather Forecasts: Data from the Akebono Satellite Revealed a Coupling Mechanism between Solar Wind and Radiation Belts

October 7, 2013 

Foreign Species are not "Strong"

September 17, 2013 

Kendo Sequences Comprised only 6 Basic Functions

September 2, 2013 

The Fourth Nanocarbon: Warped Nanographene

September 2, 2013 

Environmentally Friendly Coupling Reaction

August 30, 2013 

World's First All-carbon Integrated Circuit

August 26, 2013 

Identification of Secondary Causal Mutations in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia

August 12, 2013 

MRAP2 Gene Determining Your Weight: Identification of an Obesity-Suppressing Gene in Mice

August 7, 2013 

Phase-resetting Mechanism of the Circadian Clock in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

July 24, 2013 

Sapphire with Electrical Conductivity

July 18, 2013 

A Sensor to Detect Seasonal Changes in Day Length

July 12, 2013 

Highly Selective Hydroxylation of Benzene to Phenol

July 10, 2013 

Ear Stone Size and Auditory Perception

June 21, 2013 

A Milestone in the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes

June 6, 2013 

The Next Generation of Medicine: Genetic Screening Allows Identification of Etiologies and a Definite Diagnosis

June 6, 2013 

Unlocking 70 years of Mystery by Shedding Light on a Hereditary Skin Disorder

June 3, 2013 

A Recipe for Good Health: A Lipid for Supporting Mitochondrial Function

May 31, 2013 

Plants that Save the World: Fertilization Control and Production of New Plant Species

May 23, 2013 

Computers Take the Place of Eyes and Brains: Cultured Cell Image Diagnosis Programs

May 13, 2013 

Linking the Past to the Future -Carbon 14 Content in 1900 year-old Tree Rings-

May 1, 2013 

The Evolution of Exaggerated Horns in Japanese Rhinoceros Beetles

May 1, 2013 

Hidden Wings in Insects

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