Month: April 2017

NEDO establishs company for commercialization of world’s smallest, fingertip-sized optical transceiver optical I / O core””

The transceiver is an innovative key component that breaks down the limits of electric power and communication faced by data centers. The optical I / O core achieves both low power consumption and high speed of information communication, 5 mW power consumption per 1 Gbps and a transmission speed of 25 Gbps per channel, thus […]

Nagoya University group achieves synthesis of „carbon nano belt“

The ERATO project grou around Prof. Kenichiro ITAMI succeeded in synthesizing carbon nano belt” in 11 steps using inexpensive components such as p-xylene as raw material. The tubular carbon molecule “carbon nano belt” was proposed about 60 years ago but has not been synthesized so far. Applications to nanocarbon science such as carbon nanotube synthesis […]

Kyoto University’s CiRA, RIKEN and Takeda Pharmaceuticals start joint project on NGLY1 deficiency treatment

NGLY1 is caused by mutations in the NGLY1 gene, coding for an N-glycanase. It is a rare hereditary disease with various symptoms such as growth retardation, dysgenesis, movement disorders and epilepsy. By combining iPS cell technology, the drug discovery platform of Takeda Pharmaceutical and basic research at RIKEN, a treatment method for NGLY1 deficiency is […]

Dai Nippon Printing develops low-cost flexible sensor which measures the strain of bridges

In collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. has devised a technology to integrate silicon sensors and ultra thin circuit chips (size 5 mm x 1 mm, thickness 3 μm) by MEMS technology on a flexible substrate. This sensor can measure and transduce the dynamic strain […]

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) participates in decoding the genome of starfish, a coral reef pest

In collaboration with Australian and US researchers, a team at OIST has solved the genome of the crown-of-thorns starfish, an important coral reef pest, in an attempt to identify gene products that underlie species-specific communication and could potentially be used in biocontrol strategies. Insights into COTS-specific communication was obtained that may guide the generation of […]

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