Research Achievements

December 21, 2021 

New rubber material's impact resistance surpasses that of glass-fiber reinforced plastic

Nagoya University and the Zeon Corporation have developed a new thermoplastic rubber material, based on a type of ionic

December 17, 2021 

Redrawing the lines: Growing inexpensive, high-quality iron-based superconductors

Regions of different crystalline orientation in superconductors can be manipulated in a simple and scalable manner to i

December 9, 2021 

An easy relationship between a beetle and its yeast symbiont

Lizard beetles farm yeast inside bamboo stems for their developing larvae to eat. Nagoya University scientists have now

December 2, 2021 

Hope rising for understanding and protecting against black rot disease

The mechanisms governing the light-sensitive activities of phytochrome, a bacterial protein, have been clarified at ato

November 25, 2021 

Thermoelectric crystal conductivity reaches a new high

Thermoelectric crystal reveals a record-high conductivity resulting from its peculiar charge carrier properties at low

November 18, 2021 

Tracing mechanisms of large exon splicing during vertebrate evolution

Scientists from Japan demonstrate that the regulation of large exon splicing is critical for sustainable transcription

November 8, 2021 

Black carbon aerosols heating Arctic: Large contribution from mid-latitude biomass burning

The year-to-year spring variation in Arctic black carbon (BC) aerosol abundance is strongly correlated with biomass bur

October 25, 2021 

Dynamical scaling of entanglement entropy and surface roughness in random quantum systems

Physicists demonstrate a dynamical one-parameter scaling, originally found in surface growth physics, in disordered qua

October 18, 2021 

First evidence of microtubules' mechanosensitive behavior

Direct evidence that microtubules function as mechanosensors and regulate the intracellular transport of molecules has

October 14, 2021 

Unique underpinnings revealed for stomach's acid pump

New understandings of a stomach enzyme could lead to better anti-ulcer drugs.   Nagoya University researchers and collea

September 30, 2021 

Study Explores Remarkable Negative Thermal Expansion Seen in Layered Ruthenates

A formerly unnoticed monoclinic distortion in Ca2RuO4 explains its enormous negative thermal expansion (NTE) over a wid

September 13, 2021 

Light does the twist for quantum computing

Twisting light that switches direction at room temperature could be the future of quantum information processing.   Sci

September 7, 2021 

Sepsis mortality rate is affected by a fast decrease in platelet count, study shows

Researchers have revealed that the degree of platelet reduction, rather than absolute platelet count, is linked to mort

September 3, 2021 

World First! Successful Space Flight Demonstration of Detonation Engines for Deep Space Exploration

A research group at the Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University and the Graduate School

August 24, 2021 

Reducing COVID-19 isolation times

Scientists developed a mathematical simulator to guide isolation policies for patients infected with the new coronaviru

August 23, 2021 

Unveiling a century-old mystery: Where the Milky Way's cosmic rays come from

Astronomers have succeeded for the first time in quantifying the proton and electron components of cosmic rays in a supe

August 19, 2021 

Under the northern lights: Mesospheric ozone layer depletion explained

The same phenomenon that causes aurorae -- the magical curtains of green light often visible from the polar regions of t

August 12, 2021 

A template for fast synthesis of nanographenes

A group of researchers at the Nagoya University Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) have developed a ne

August 2, 2021 

Towards next-gen computers: Mimicking brain functions with graphene-diamond junctions

Scientists from Japan mimic the brain's functions with junctions between vertically aligned graphene and diamond   The

July 28, 2021 

The mathematics of repulsion for new graphene catalysts

A new mathematical model helps predict the tiny changes in carbon-based materials that could yield interesting properti

July 14, 2021 

The cells combating a deadly lung disease

A subset of fibroblasts located in small foci of tissue on the edges of extensive scarring produce a protein that prote

July 9, 2021 

Resetting the biological clock by flipping a switch

The biological clock is present in almost all cells of an organism. As more and more evidence emerges that clocks in cer

July 8, 2021 

Scientists observe a new type of topological defect in chiral magnets for the first time

"Topological defects" are formed when the symmetry of a magnetic material is disrupted. Domain walls (DWs) are a type of

July 6, 2021 

The shape of nanoparticles in body fluids may help identify the type of cancer

A recent study by scientists from Japanese universities has shown that the shape of cell-derived nanoparticles, known as

July 5, 2021 

Nagoya University scientists reveal unprecedentedly versatile new DNA staining probe

A group of scientists at the Nagoya University Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) have developed an in

July 1, 2021 

A world first! Visualizing atomic-scale structures with the optical force

Scientists succeeded in imaging the photocatalytic function of nanoparticles with unprecedently high resolution, which

June 24, 2021 

Katana, anchor and protein: uncovering mysteries of microtubule formation in plant cells

The katana was a long sword carried by samurai in feudal Japan. In modern biology, it has a namesake: katanin, a protein

June 21, 2021 

Cohesin opens up for cell division

A protein complex that holds chromosome copies together opens one of its rings to facilitate important processes in cel

June 16, 2021 

Simple urine test may help early detection of brain tumors

A recent study by Nagoya University researchers revealed that microRNAs in urine could be a promising biomarker to diagn

May 31, 2021 

Scientists identify protein that activates plant response to nitrogen deficiency

Nitrates are critical for the growth of plants, so plants have evolved sophisticated mechanisms to ensure sufficient nit

May 21, 2021 

Plasma jets reveal magnetic fields far, far away

Radio telescope images enable a new way to study magnetic fields in galaxy clusters millions of light years away.   For

May 12, 2021 

A naturally sourced colorant could replace synthetic blue dye used in the food industry

The Discovery of a natural cyan blue: A unique food-sourced anthocyanin could replace synthetic brilliant blue     (Ima

May 7, 2021 

Star formation is triggered by cloud-cloud collisions, study finds

Japanese researchers have found that collisions of gas clouds hovering in space bring about the birth of star clusters.

April 23, 2021 

Age-related muscle loss and walking abilities predict outcomes after lung cancer surgery

Patients with age-related muscle loss and poor walking abilities have worse prognoses after lung cancer surgery, new st

April 21, 2021 

Improving survival in pancreatic cancer

Suppressing a gene regulator could reduce pancreatic cancer resistance to vital chemotherapeutic treatment.   Nagoya Un

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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