Month: July 2013

Nagoya group discovers biological clock of green algae

With Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model organism, the researchers found found that the level of RHYTHM OF CHLOROPLAST 15 (ROC15), a clock component in C. reinhardtii, decreased rapidly after blue, green, and red light light exposure in a circadian-phase–independent manner. Expression analyses and inhibitor experiments suggested that this process was regulated mainly by a proteasome-dependent […]

Kaneka can manufacture PHBH biopolymers in the 1.000 Mt/y scale

The AONILEX biopolymers 3-hydroxybutyrate-3-hydroxyhexanoate copolymers are produced from fatty acids by engineered Cupriavidus necator strains in extremely high yields. Depending on the ration of 3-hydroxyhexanoate, the properties oft he biopolymer can be modulated in a wide range Lecture of Shunsuke SATO at German-Japan Workshop on Enzyme Technology, Hamburg, July 28, 2013

Japanese-Austrian team develops ultra-lightweight sensor for skin applications

A team from Tokyo University and Linz University has developed a 1 μm lightweight flexible sensor device with 144 CMOS/OFETs on a polyethylene naphtalene (PEN) elastomer which can be attached to skin without perception. Powered by lightweight solar cells, it may be used to monitor health-related data from skin. Martin Kaltenbrunner et al., Nature July […]

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