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aerial vehicle

Aerial Vehicle Flying Freely with Independently Controlled Main Wings

Aerial vehicles in a typical category have main wings fixed to the body (fuselage) in an integrated form. Shape of main wings, namely airfoil,...
lung damage

New Approaches to Toxicology

Inhalation of toxic substances can result in considerable damage to the airways and the lungs. Such deleterious compounds, which include reactive oxygen species, are...
global warming

Cooling-Down Mechanism of past Extreme Global Warmings

A research group at the University of Tokyo has shown that increased marine productivity brought an end to the rapid and transient global warming...
pediatric leukemia

Hybrid Genes Related to Pediatric Leukemia with Poor Prognosis Discovered

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have identified recurrent fusion genes—new genes formed from the combination of two or more separate...
tadpole

Gene Shown to Induce Undifferentiated Cells During Tadpole Tail Regeneration

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo found that a particular gene, interleukin-11, functions as a key factor in inducing and maintaining...
brain networks

Maintaining Brain Networks

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators developed a method for changing the connections between different brain regions and modifying a person's...
Skeletal muscles

How Skeletal-Muscle Proteins Generate Force Together

A University of Tokyo research group has shown that the skeletal-muscle protein myosin, clustered in a mass, works collectively to generate force in response...
cellulose nanofibers

Hokusai’s Blue, Cellulose Nanofibers Join Forces to Clean up Disaster Areas

By combining the same Prussian blue pigment used in the works of popular Edo-period artist Hokusai and cellulose nanofiber, a raw material of paper,...
glaucoma

Draining Eyes Clogged with Glaucoma

Professor Gou Young Koh in the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering and his team have identified a new mechanism involved in the...
colorectal cancer

Exploring New Treatments Targeting Colorectal Cancer

A University of Tokyo research team revealed for the first time that colorectal cancer cells activate the intracellular signaling of a protein called BMP-4...
ladybug wings

Unfolding the Folding Mechanism of Ladybug Wings

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have figured out how ladybugs fold their wings by transplanting a transparent...
nanostructures

Nanostructures Can Be Targeted

On the way to the development of tiny, ultra-fast components for computer and communication technology, the magnetic properties of materials and the possibility of...