Research Achievements

December 1, 2020 

Peeking into the pods of black soybeans

Scientists are getting closer to figuring out how to synthesize a plant pigment that could have medicinal uses.   Nagoy

November 26, 2020 

Researchers find how stress and the circadian clock affect sleep

The findings could lead to the development of new therapies for sleep disorders caused by stress or a disturbed circadi

November 25, 2020 

Killer electrons in strumming sky lights

Wisps of pulsating aurora lights are a rare, yet magical sight. Now, scientists suggest they could be associated with d

November 18, 2020 

Identifying the microscopic mechanism of vibrational energy harvesters

Familiarity with self-power generation devices     Structure around a Si atom which has 5 covalent bonds with oxygen at

November 11, 2020 

Catalyzing a zero-carbon world by harvesting energy from living cells

Scientists from Nagoya University have achieved a breakthrough in converting energy-deficient metabolites to a biorenew

November 6, 2020 

Researchers find a backup mechanism that removes cellular debris from the brain

Microglia -- the brain's immune cells -- play a primary role in removing cellular debris from the brain. According to a

November 5, 2020 

3D model shows bacterial motor in action

Scientists have constructed a high-resolution 3D model that shows what happens when a bacterial motor switches directio

October 28, 2020 

Direct observation of a single electron's butterfly-shaped distribution in titanium oxide

A valence electron in titanium oxide has been imaged at a resolution of 0.2 Angstroms using synchrotron X-ray diffracti

October 27, 2020 

Establishment of a rapid synthesis method for useful organic fluorine compounds

The reaction of triflones with the organic magnesium Grignard reagent allows for the synthesis of gem-difluoroalkenes  (

October 15, 2020 

Molecular design strategy reveals near infrared-absorbing hydrocarbon

The lessons learned from a near infrared absorbing, bowl-shaped molecule made only from hydrogen and carbon atoms offer

October 8, 2020 

On the trail of causes of radiation events during space flight

Lessons from conjunction observations with ISS detectors and the Arase satellite.   Scientists have made significant pr

October 8, 2020 

Planting Parasites: Unveiling Common Molecular Mechanisms of Parasitism and Grafting

β-1,4-glucanase, a cell wall degrading enzyme, is integral for plant parasitism and cross-species grafting in the plant

October 7, 2020 

Setting a TRAP for pandemic-causing viruses

A new laboratory technique quickly sifts through trillions of synthetic proteins to find ones that can target viruses,

October 2, 2020 

A new method for in vivo plant cell imaging with SNAP-tag proteins

A new technique for the fluorescent marking of proteins in plant cells which represents an important step forward in pla

September 30, 2020 

LED-based UV irradiation safely prevents the loss of bone and muscle mass in mice

A research team at Nagoya University in Japan has revealed that narrow-range ultraviolet (UV) irradiation using light em

September 18, 2020 

A new synthesis method for three-dimensional nanocarbons: Connecting carbon by catalysis to create octagonal structures

  A new synthesis method creates curved octagonal structures by linking benzene rings. Credit: Issey Takahashi     A t

September 10, 2020 

Scientists identify an enzyme that facilitates grafting between plants of different families

Scientists have found that the tobacco plant Nicotiana can maintain grafts between a broad range of species. Using Nico

September 3, 2020 

Unlocking the mystery of tau for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists unlock the secret about how abnormality in the production of the mysterious "tau" protein leads to neurodege

August 21, 2020 

Antagonistic genes modify rice plant growth

Rice stems lengthen when a newly identified gene activates during flooding. Another gene suppresses lengthening in shor

August 20, 2020 

Surface deep: Light-responsive top layer of plastic film induces movement

Scientists show that azobenzene-containing film, important for many industries, does not need to be made entirely of li

August 18, 2020 

Research team develops the first physics-based method for predicting large solar flares

      Solar flares emit sudden, strong bursts of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun's surface and its atmosphere, an

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 Universit

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

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

November 14, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Experiments on Earth that Mimic Planetary Formation: Evidence for Universal Scaling Laws in Impact Dynamics of Dust Agglomerates Under Microgravity Conditions

A collaboration between Nagoya University and TU Braunschweig finds evidence that when projectiles hit soft clumps of d

November 14, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Large, Good-quality, Monatomic Sheets of Germanene Grown Simply Using Annealing - A Step Closer to the Future of Electronics?

Nagoya University-led researchers have found an easier, scalable way to produce high-quality 2D sheets of germanium, po

October 26, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Research Reveals Secret Shared by Comets and Sand Crabs

Researchers at Nagoya University find a mechanical connection between sand crab burrow widths and widths of cometary pi

October 24, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

FOXSI-3 Succeeded in Focusing Imaging Spectroscopic Observation in Soft X-rays from the Sun for the First Time in the World!

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Science Kavli IPMU/The University of Tokyo N

October 15, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Molecular Pulleys Raise Both the Flexibility and Toughness of Advanced Plastics

Collaboration based at Nagoya University uses polyrotaxane cross-linkers to improve the performance of rubber-like poly

September 19, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Wave-particle Interactions Allow Collision-free Energy Transfer in Space Plasma

A team including researchers from Nagoya University finds evidence of collisionless energy transfer occurring in the pl

September 11, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Evaluating the Contribution of Black Carbon to Climate Change

Collaboration between Nagoya University and Cornell University develops improved model to assess the ability of black c

September 6, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Simple but Effective: Spontaneous Synthesis of Homogenous Polymer Networks

Researchers from Nagoya University develop a spontaneous polymer gel synthesis for the preparation of reproducible netw

August 28, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Scientists Advance Technique for Developing Novel Light Beams from Synchrotron Radiation

A new study has demonstrated a method that produces novel light beams from synchrotron light sources, opening up a new

August 27, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

High-Sugar Feeding only at Active Times of Day Reduces Adverse Effects in Rats

Nagoya University researchers showed that limiting the consumption of a high-sucrose diet to the nighttime, when rats a

August 23, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Signaling Cascade that Repairs Damaged Nerve Cells Characterized

Researchers at Nagoya University have identified the series of molecules involved in the regeneration of damaged nerves

August 9, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Hybrid catalyst with high enantiomer selectivity

  press released on August 9, 2018 Joint press release by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Hokkaido Univer

July 13, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Rice plants evolve to adapt to flooding

An international research team have discovered a gene in rice that is critical to its survival in flood conditions. The

June 27, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Recreating the Chameleon: Material Mimics Color Changes Of Living Organisms

Researchers at Nagoya University develop a composite material that, by adjusting its composition and exposing it to dif

June 8, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

"Tricking" Bacteria into Hydroxylating Benzene

Nagoya University researchers use E.coli to convert benzene into phenol, simplifying a chemical reaction that is diffic

May 18, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Keep the Light Off: A Material with Improved Mechanical Performance in the Dark

Researchers at Nagoya University find an inorganic semiconductor is brittle when exposed to light, but flexible in the

May 2, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Cracking Open the Formation of Fossil Concretions

Researchers at Nagoya University resolve the formation mechanism of "spherical carbonate concretions" and find they for

May 1, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Real-time Coverage of Inside of the Brain Made Possible

Nagoya University-centered researchers develop novel system for in vivo real-time monitoring of metabolites in a living

April 26, 2018  HIGHLIGHT

Electrons and positrons collision for the first time at the SuperKEKB accelerator!

  Particle physicists at Nagoya University were very excited watching the memorial event of the new international experi

April 17, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Global first determination of crystal structure of gastric proton pump

Nagoya University-centered researchers first in world to determine crystal structure of gastric proton pump responsible

April 16, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Innate immune adaptor TRIF confers neuroprotection in ALS mice by eliminating abnormal glial cells

Researchers led by Nagoya University revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF significantly shortened

March 29, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Inherent Feminizing Effect of Germ Cells: New Insights into Sex Determination

Nagoya University-led study shows for the first time germ cells have an inherent property to feminize the body in teleo

March 26, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Superconductivity in an Alloy with Quasicrystal Structure

Japanese researchers observe superconductivity in a quasicrystal for the first time. press released on March 26, 2018  

March 22, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Scientists control molecular alignment on a graphene surface ~ A fluke discovery could pave the way towards improved graphene-based electronics ~

Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a simple way to align molecules in one direction on a flat graphene surf

March 22, 2018  HIGHLIGHT

A Step Forward to Search for New Physics beyond the Standard Model

A new international experimental project, the Belle II experiment using the SuperKEKB electron-positron collider at the

March 19, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Even flies like a familiar song: How auditory learning shapes fly behavior

Researchers at Nagoya University develop fruit fly model to explore how learned auditory cues alter mating behavior and

March 13, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

Using the powerful K computer, an international research group have for the first time accurately calculated the effect

March 12, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Digging up the Precambrian: Fossil Burrows Show Early Origins of Animal Behavior

Researchers led by Nagoya University discover penetrative trace fossils from the late Ediacaran of western Mongolia, re

March 6, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Metal-free Catalyst Extends the Range of Ester Synthesis

Nagoya University researchers produce valuable esters in high yield using environment-friendly catalyst. press released

February 19, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Flexible warped nanographene developed for bioimaging ~ A new water-soluble nanocarbon triggers cell death when exposed to light ~

An international team of scientists has developed a water-soluble "warped nanographene", a flexible molecule that is bi

February 16, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Nitrate flux in the Arctic not following the decreasing NOx emissions in neighboring countries

Nitrate deposits in the Arctic remains high even after the turn of the century, despite environmental policies adopted

February 15, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Dance of auroras: Scientists make first direct observation of electron frolic

The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere - commonly known as the Northern Lights - has been direct

February 8, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

"Zipping-up" rings to make nanographenes ~ A fast and efficient method for graphene nanoribbon synthesis ~

Nanographenes are attracting wide interest from many researchers as a powerful candidate for the next generation of car

January 23, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

Chemical hijacking of plant hormone signaling ~ A collaboration between organic chemistry and synthetic biology ~

Professor Keiko Torii (ITbM, Nagoya University; HHMI; University of Washington) and her colleagues, Associate Professor

January 19, 2018  PRESS RELEASE

2D Tin (Stanene) without Buckling: A Possible Topological Insulator

Nagoya University-led researchers produce 2D sheets of tin atoms predicted to have exotic uses in electronics. press re

December 29, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Unlocking the mystery of pollen tube guidance ~ Solving the cocrystal structure of a pollen tube attractant and its receptor ~

Pollen tube guidance towards the ovule is an important step for fertilization in flowering plants. In order for this to

December 25, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Development of a Nanowire Device to Detect Cancer with a Urine Test

Researchers centered at Nagoya University develop a nanowire device able to detect microscopic levels of urinary marker

November 22, 2017  HIGHLIGHT

Physicists at Nagoya University discover a huge void in Giza's Great Pyramid by cosmic-ray imaging

Nagoya University-led researchers discover big void in Egypt's Great Pyramid by detecting cosmic-ray particles   Figure

November 13, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Deadly Combination in Neurodegenerative Diseases Revealed

Japanese researchers develop new mouse model that captures pathology of sporadic neurological diseases  press released

October 23, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Astronomers Follow Gravitational Waves to Treasure

Astronomers have tracked down the source of a gravitational wave and discovered the first observed kilonova: a nuclear

September 20, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

More mouths can be fed by boosting number of plant pores ~ Discovery of small molecules that increases the number of stomata on plant leaves ~

Scientists at ITbM, Nagoya University have synthesized a new bioactive small molecule that has the ability to increase

September 14, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

"Handedness" in Scale-eating Fish: Nature and Nurture

Two researchers from Nagoya University and the University of Toyama find scale-eating fish have a naturally stronger si

September 5, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Discovery of dynamic seasonal changes in color perception ~The small fish "medaka" shows large differences in color perception in summer and winter~

Biologists at the National Institute for Technology and ITbM, Nagoya University have discovered that Japanese medaka fi

August 29, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

High-speed switching for ultrafast electromechanical switches and sensors

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI),

August 28, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Nagoya-led team flips the switch on ferroelectrics

Nagoya University-led international collaboration develops new approach to advanced sensor and energy harvesting device

August 21, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Nagoya Physicists Resolve Long-Standing Mystery of Structure-Less Transition

Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called "structure-less"

August 18, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Mechanisms Explaining Positional Diversity of the Hindlimb in Tetrapod Evolution

Researchers at Nagoya University uncover the gene and protein involved in the determination of the hind legs in tetrapo

August 18, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

How Whip-like Cell Appendages Promote Bodily Fluid Flow

Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coor

August 17, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Super-photostable fluorescent labeling agent for super-resolution microscopy ~ A powerful tool for 3D and multicolor STED imaging of cellular ultrastructure ~

Chemists at ITbM, Nagoya University have developed a super-photostable fluorescent dye, PhoxBright 430 (PB430), to visu

August 10, 2017  PRESS RELEASE

Successful filming of fastest aurora flickering

An international team led by researchers at National Institute of Polar Research, along with researchers at Nagoya Univ

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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