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optical brush

Imaging with an “optical brush”

New imaging system uses an open-ended bundle of optical fibers — no lenses, protective housing needed.

Novel gene turns cardiac muscle into smooth muscle

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered the novel gene elastin b which was acquired in the course of fish evolution and regulates cell fate...
colon cancer

Long non-coding RNA critical for development of colorectal cancer identified

Promotes colon tumorigenesis by inhibiting protein ubiquitination
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Spin dynamics in an atomically thin semi-conductor

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale-NUS College have established the mechanisms for spin motion in molybdenum disulfide, an emerging two-dimensional...

They grow under flow

Discovery of microvilli formation triggered by fluid shear and understanding its molecular mechanism

Producing electrical power with cardboard, tape, and a pencil

A small device made from everyday materials can generate enough energy to power several diodes. This clever discovery by an EPFL postdoctoral student was...
solar cell efficiency

Good solar cells from bad effects

Guideline for exploring new high-efficiency photovoltaic materials

Effective osteoarthritis therapy with nucleic acid medicine

In-joint therapy with mRNA of a transcription factor for cartilage formation

Single Molecule Chemo-mechanics of the Rotary Motor Protein F1-ATPase

Assoc. Prof. Chun-Biu Li and Prof. Tamiki Komatsuzaki in the Laboratory of Molecule & Life Nonlinear Sciences, along with Prof. Hiroyuki Noji and his...

Highly efficient, high speed technology for satellite communications

Nano-satellite achieves the highest communication speed yet

The world’s smallest hard ferrite magnet

Research group at the University of Tokyo has successfully developed the world's smallest nanomagnet, a single-digit nanosize hard ferrite magnet composed of iron oxide....

Discovery of nanoscale dynamics in supersaturation ion networks

A joint University of Tokyo and Osaka University group used diffracted X-ray tracking to demonstrate that a supersaturated solution, a precursor state to crystal...
cellular oxygen metabolism

Flexible sheet-type sensor for measuring cellular oxygen metabolism

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a flexible sheet-type sensor that allows noninvasive measurement of cellular oxygen metabolism. The group succeeded in...

The molecular detail of chromosomal instability in cancer cells

University of Tokyo researchers have discovered a key molecular mechanism of chromosomal instability, a major feature of human solid tumors thought to be involved...

Labeling and erasing synaptic memory traces in the brain

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a genetic fluorescent probe that can label newly enlarged or generated synapses mediating learning and memory...
2d superconductor

2D superconductor survives in high magnetic fields over 50 Tesla

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered a 2D superconductor, which is realized on the surface of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), that can survive...

Visualization of short- and long-term motor memory

Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Hokkaido University and University of Southern California have succeeded in visualizing storage of short- and long-term motor memory...

Exosome proteins predict cancer’s spread, study shows

It’s been a long-standing mystery why certain types of cancers spread to particular organs in the body. Now, investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine have...

Faster optimization

Optimization problems are everywhere in engineering: Balancing design tradeoffs is an optimization problem, as are scheduling and logistical planning. The theory — and sometimes...

Pathway for initial proton released from water-oxidizing enzyme

Researchers at the University of Tokyo carried out computational analysis of the reaction mechanism of photosystem II (PSII), a water-oxidizing enzyme found in higher...