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Control of terahertz light by spin - A principle of new electromagnetic optical devic- 2012:08:29:17:31:37
In the terahertz frequency range, it is difficult to achieve the control of both light-polarization and intensity by external forces. This difficulty prevents the practical application of future terahertz devices. Here the research team, led by Professor Yoshinori Tokura, demons...
 
August 29, 2012
Kashiwa Library is starting an “On-demand Books Campaign” 2012 part1 2012:06:18:11:29:11
Kashiwa Library is starting an “On-demand Books Campaign” from Jun. 18th (Mon) though 29th (Fri). During this campaign, please let us know any books you feel should be in Kashiwa Library. We accept book requests all year, but this is a special call for book request a...
 
June 18, 2012
Dean’s Award Ceremony Held on March 21, 2012 2012:03:23:11:10:31
The Dean's Award Ceremony was held on March 21, 2012. Dean Ueda presented recipients with plaques commemorating their achievements.
 
March 23, 2012
UT-Kashiwa Campus - Kashiwanoha Campus Station SHUTTLE BUS(Apr.1,2012-Mar.31,2013) 2012:03:06:10:52:00
UT Students & Employee &Visitors We are now operating SHUTTLE BUS between UT Kashiwa Campus and Kashiwanoha Campus Station. Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (PDF-1p-250kb) Fare Student:Free (Show your Student ID) Employee:Prepaid Ticket *Prepaid Ticket ne...
 
March 6, 2012
Why do we die from infection? Evidence for suicidal defense strategy 2012:01:30:17:31:34
Why do we sometimes die easily from microbial infection? Ichizo Kobayashi’s group at Department of Medical Genome Science in Graduate School of Frontier Sciences examined the following hypothesis.
 
January 30, 2012
A molecular mechanism for HTLV-1-caused adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) cells. 2012:01:30:17:27:39
Prof. Toshiki Watanabe and his group have published a paper in Cancer Cell. Constitutive NF-kB activation has causative roles in adult T cell leukemia (ATL) caused by HTLV-1 and other cancers.
 
January 30, 2012
A four-billion-year-old catastrophe: the origin of Titan’s nitrogen atmosphere 2011:05:25:14:33:58
Titan, Saturn's largest satellite, is the only body in the solar system other than Earth with a thick nitrogen atmosphere and liquid (methane) lakes on its surface. However, it remains a mystery how and when Titan's Earth-like surface environment was formed.
 
May 25, 2011
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A novel mechanism for birth and death of genes 2011:01:13:15:01:13
The birth and death of genes is central to evolution, yet the underlying genome dynamics remain elusive. A novel mechanism was found by the team of Ichizo Kobayashi through comparison of 10 complete genomes of Helicobacter pylori, bacterium in the stomach associated with ulcer a...
 
January 13, 2011
Universal Mechanism of Creating Cosmic Magnetic Field 2010:08:31:15:12:25
The universe is filled with "vortexes" (such as galaxies, accretion disks, stars and planetary systems, etc.) that clump and wind-up with magnetic fields. Strikingly absent in this rich narrative of growth and evolution of the cosmic systems, is a satisfactory "universal" mechan...
 
August 31, 2010
International Joint COE Center for Magnetic Self-Organization 2010:07:09:15:21:39
In April 2010, we started a new international joint COE program: Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas (CMSO) for a new type of interdisciplinary research and education. Its main subject is to activate the international and interdisciplina...
 
July 9, 2010
A video movie of annual changes in the full bloom date of Prunus Jamasakura (Yamazakura) for these 1 2010:03:15:15:27:42
The University of Tokyo has been continuing recording and analyzing of a forest video data to observe the annual changes in the full bloom date of Prunus Jamasakura (Yamasakura) over 14 years since 1996. Two video recording robot cameras with stereophonic microphones (referred t...
 
March 15, 2010
Success in Thrust Enhancement of Microwave Rocket 2010:01:15:15:42:03
A Microwave Rocket model was successfully lifted up by microwave power irradiated from a ground-based power source, Gyrotron. By using a repetitively pulsed microwave beam, a metallic model rocket of 126g weight was propelled for 1.2m without any propellant consumption.
 
January 15, 2010
December 25, 2009
Practical Use of Topological Supramolecule 2009:11:16:16:14:56
Topological supramolecule such as rotaxane and catenane, which has mechanically interlocked molecular system, is one of the most intensive research areas in chemistry from interests of molecular switch and motor. The University of Tokyo, Advanced Softmaterials Inc. and Nissan Mo...
 
November 16, 2009
Ultra-selfish genes are forever 2009:10:06:16:20:20
Homing endonuclease genes are 'selfish' mobile genetic elements whose endonuclease promotes the spread of its own gene by creating a break at a specific target site and using the host machinery to repair the break by copying and inserting the gene at this site.
 
October 6, 2009
Anomalous orbital motion of electrons in an iridium oxide discovered by synchrotron x-ray 2009:03:06:16:26:53
Electrons orbiting the nucleus of an atom act like waves, rather than particles. Recently, Professor Hidenori Takagi and Dr. B.J.Kim of the department of Advanced Materials, University of Tokyo, in collaboration with Dr. T. Arima and H. Ohsumi of RIKEN, hit on the idea of using ...
 
March 6, 2009
February 16, 2009
The controlling mechanisms of mimicry 2008:03:03:16:45:12
Insects often mimic to other models to protect them from predators or to prey other insects. The studies of mimicry have been carried out from the view points of ecology or ethology so far, but the controlling mechanisms of mimicry have not been studied well. Young caterpillars ...
 
March 3, 2008
Watching the synapses form in an intact organism 2007:12:18:16:41:54
Synapses are specialized junctions through which neurons signal to each other and to other target cells such as muscles and are crucial to the functioning of the nervous system. However, the mechanism of how the synapses form during development remains poorly understood. In this...
 
December 18, 2007
600 million-year-old mystery of vertebrate genome evolution 2007:09:05:16:59:31
Early vertebrate genome evolution has long been in need of clarification, and it is now of particular interest because several distantly related vertebrate genomes have been recently sequenced. We reconstructed the gnathostome (jawed vertebrate), osteichthyan (bony vertebrate), ...
 
September 5, 2007
Neural wiring by a negative signal 2007:08:31:17:04:42
The proper functioning of the nervous system depends on precise interconnections of distinct types of neurons. Therefore, understanding how neurons specifically find and recognize their target cells is a central question in neuroscience. Involvement of specific molecular cues ex...
 
August 31, 2007
And finally… Fishy genome swims into view 2007:06:07:17:13:05
The medaka fish (Oryzias latipes), a popular pet in Japan and model organism in the laboratory, has had its genome sequenced. The data, reported in this week’s Nature, offer novel insights into vertebrate genome evolution.
 
June 7, 2007

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