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2013-10-17 16:34:15

A research team led by Professor Noriyuki Tsumaki of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) at Kyoto University and Dr. Hidetatsu Ohtani, a former CiRA member who now works as a post doctoral fellow at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, has succeeded in directly converting human dermal fibroblasts into induced chondrogenic cells (iChon cells) without passing through an iPS cell stage in a process known as direct reprogramming.

2013-10-05 23:01:16

The International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) will feature chemical biology research experts from more than 20 countries to its 2nd Annual Conference in Kyoto, Japan. Deerfield,

Custom Designed And Built Mesoscopic Structures Make For Faster, Cheaper Gas And Liquid Separation
2012-06-25 09:56:54

Building larger porous coordination polymer architectures

Scientists Discover New Submillimeter Galaxy
2012-06-23 04:56:58

Researchers from Europe and Japan have discovered a submillimeter galaxy -- a type of galaxy that has intense star formation activity and is covered by large amounts of dust -- located approximately 12.4 billion light-years away.

2012-06-21 02:28:36

Japanese and U.S. physicists are offering new details this week in the journal Nature regarding intriguing similarities between the quirky electronic properties of a new iron-based high-temperature superconductor (HTS) and its copper-based cousins.

2012-01-23 10:54:50

Expanding on previous work with engines traveling on straight tracks, a team of researchers at Kyoto University and the University of Oxford have successfully used DNA building blocks to construct a motor capable of navigating a programmable network of tracks with multiple switches.

Mouse Sperm Grown In A Petri Dish, Again
2012-01-03 08:26:30

Just months after Japanese fertility scientists created artificial sperm from stem cells to make baby mice, German and Israeli researchers are making a major breakthrough of their own that could soon see human sperm grown in the laboratory.

Terahertz Pulse Increases Electron Density 1,000-fold
2011-12-20 09:12:48

Researchers at Kyoto University have announced a breakthrough with broad implications for semiconductor-based devices. The findings may lead to the development of ultra-high-speed transistors and high-efficiency photovoltaic cells.

2011-09-05 11:18:16

Detecting specific gases in the air is possible using a number of different existing technologies, but typically all of these suffer from one or more drawbacks including high energy cost, large size, slow detection speed, and sensitivity to humidity.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.