Research Achievements

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

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