Research Achievements

April 5, 2021 

Origins of life could have started with DNA-like XNAs

Nagoya University experiments show how molecules that might have existed in early Earth can come together, with the pot

April 1, 2021 

Tracking receptor proteins can unveil molecular basis of memory and learning

Scientists from Japan employ a novel two-step method of labeling neurotransmitter receptor proteins to track their loca

March 31, 2021 

Tadpole nerve regeneration capacity provides clue to treating spinal cord injury

Nagoya University researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regenerating neurons of African clawed

March 16, 2021 

Study finds potential new therapeutic approach for enabling fertility in over 25 percent of women with ovarian reproductive disorders

Summary Reports suggest that at least 25% of ovarian disorders are due to dysfunction of the brain mechanism in the hypo

March 11, 2021 

Light in concert with force reveals how materials become harder when illuminated

When indented by a probe in darkness, wafers of some semiconductors are putty-like. When illuminated by light whose wav

March 5, 2021 

The aurora's very high altitude booster

Electrons arriving from the Sun are propelled by electrical energy generated as high as 30,000 kilometres above Earth,

February 25, 2021 

A Revolutionary Genetics-Based Approach to Increasing Crop Yield in Rice

New genetics-based approach could see remarkable increase in food supply, improved carbon capture and less need for pol

February 12, 2021 

A world first in circadian clock manipulation

New method allows reversible manipulation of the circadian period using light     Trans and cis isomers of azobenzene d

February 9, 2021 

Industrial compound gets eco-friendly reaction

Scientists have found catalysts that improve an important industrial reaction and make it more eco-friendly.   Nagoya U

February 2, 2021 

First images of muon beams

The quality of muon beams can now be assessed thanks to a new technique that has produced the first known images of the

January 28, 2021 

Study finds potential therapeutic targets to inhibit colorectal cancer progression

Nagoya University researchers and colleagues have revealed that colorectal cancer tissues contain at least two types of

January 27, 2021 

Using zirconium as an additive in super-strong composite materials

Introducing a layer of zirconium atoms between sheets of aluminum oxide and tungsten carbide creates exceptionally stro

January 15, 2021 

General health checkups may detect early signs of Parkinson's disease

A research team led by Nagoya University in Japan has found that blood pressure, the hematocrit (the percentage of red b

January 8, 2021 

Do as the Romans: Power plant concrete strengthens with time

Nagoya University scientists find a rare mineral in nuclear power plant walls, significantly improving their strength f

January 7, 2021 

Nanosheet-based electronics could be one drop away

A surprisingly simple method improves 'drop casting' fabrication of tiled nanosheets that could be used in next-generat

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