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primates

Stop and Smell the Fruit

Needing to smell different food sources may have been the evolutionary force causing certain primates to keep genes for detecting many different odors. A...
earthquakes

Shaking up Megathrust Earthquakes with Slow Slip and Fluid Drainage

While the drainage of fluids during megathrust earthquakes has been thought to occur when the megathrusts open up new pathways for fluid drainage through...
electronic devices

Non-Toxic Filamentous Virus Helps Quickly Dissipate Heat Generated by Electronic Devices

Organic polymeric materials generally have low thermal conductivity and are not suitable for rapid heat dissipation of electric and electronic equipment in the past....
genetic code

Chemical Modification in RNA Changes Genetic Code

A University of Tokyo research group discovered a novel modified base in one of the transfer RNA of echinoderm mitochondria, and has shown this...
biodiversity

Interspecies Mating as Promoter of Evolutionary Biodiversity

A study by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and the University of Tokyo used computer simulation to clarify...
circadian clock

Three Genes Essential for Cells to Tell Time

One family of genes allows cells to adapt to daily changes in environmental conditions by adjusting their internal "body clock," the circadian clock responsible...
Cellular cytoskeleton

Cellular Cytoskeleton Dismantled by Smart Demolition Machine

University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators have revealed the mechanism by which microtubules, which serve as the cell's cytoskeleton, are dismantled efficiently. Microtubules...
metal–molecule interface

Across the Metal–Molecule Interface: Observing Fluctuations on the Single-Molecule Scale

The organic electronics field is gaining prominence in both academia and industry as devices such as organic light-emitting diodes and solar cells have multiple...
Crohn's disease

Potential Treatment Strategy for Crohn’s Disease

A group of University of Tokyo and Japan Tobacco Inc. researchers has revealed that the protective layer of cells, known as epithelial cells, lining...
whale

Scientists Discover Passive Feeding in Baleen Whale Species

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators discovered passive feeding behavior among a type of baleen whale called a Bryde's whale foraging...
semiconducting copolymers

New Semiconducting Polymers with Record-Setting Electron Mobility for Future Devices

Semiconducting polymers have numerous potential applications in modern technological devices owing to their low cost, low weight, and flexibility. In particular, this type of...
chloroplast

Target of Rapamycin: Linking Cytosolic and Chloroplast Ribosome Biogenesis in Plants

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have found that eukaryotic and bacterial growth regulation systems of independent origins are connected to the...
skin sensor

Ultrathin, Highly Elastic Skin Display Shows Electrocardiogram Readings

A new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin...
Bluetooth Low-Energy transceiver

Tokyo Tech Slashes Power Consumption in Bluetooth Low-Energy Transceiver by More...

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) announce a Bluetooth Low-Energy transceiver with the lowest ever power consumption — a breakthrough set to...
wearable electronics

Breathable, Wearable Electronics on Skin for Long-Term Health Monitoring

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users...
microchip

From a Rack-Mount System Toward a Microchip

Highlights Piezoelectric-thin-film vibration exploited to miniaturize an atomic clock Frequency instability and 30% reductions in chip area and 50% reduction of power consumption High-end...
dopant atoms

Viewing Atomic Structures of Dopant Atoms in 3D Relating to Electrical...

Scientists at Tokyo Tech and their research team involving researchers of JASRI, Osaka University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, and Nara Institute of Science and...
Multiferroic materials

Room-Temperature Multiferroic Thin Films and Their Properties

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as magnetic (electric) field-controlled ferroelectric (ferromagnetic) properties...
SJeva

TANAKA Begins Shipments of SJeva, a Newly-developed, High-Quality Au Deposition Material

Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Akira Tanae) announces the start of sample shipments of SJeva, a newly-developed,...
obesity

NFIA Identified as Promising Target for Treating Obesity

University of Tokyo researchers have identified a novel regulator of brown adipose tissue, a heat-producing tissue also known as brown fat. This finding holds...