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A New Way to Produce Clean Hydrogen Fuel from Water Using Sunlight

Osaka University-led researchers develop new metal-free photocatalyst and show visible and near infrared light-driven production of hydrogen from water

Osaka University-centered researchers combined graphitic carbon nitride and black phosphorous to make a new metal-free composite photocatalyst capable...


Researchers Have a New Twist on Asymmetric Catalysis

The team of Osaka and Iwate Medical University efficiently developed new and highly pure screw-shaped molecules for use in drug synthesis

Researchers at Osaka and Iwate Medical University developed an efficient and simple chemical synthesis of a new kind of twisted helicene molecule cont...


Seeing the Next Dimension of Computer Chips

Researchers image perfectly smooth side-surfaces of 3D silicon crystals with a scanning tunneling microscope, paving the way for smaller and faster computing devices

Japanese researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to image the side-surfaces of 3D silicon crystals for the first time. The pictures, captured...


Highly accurate calculation method for electronic configurations of magnetic molecules will lead to the development of molecular spintronics devices

A group of researchers led by Osaka University, Mie University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, succeeded in developing a first principles ...


Medication that treats parasite infection also has anti-cancer effect

Researchers in Japan and the United States find ivermectin, a drug used to kill parasites, suppresses tumor development in epithelial ovarian cancer


Novel Small Antibody Fragment: A Valuable Tool in Crystallography

Osaka University researchers create new chimeric antibody fragment to aid structural determination of “uncrystallizable” target protein

Achieving quality diffracting crystals remains the major bottleneck in macromolecular x-ray crystallography. Antibody fragments have been used to aid ...


Physicists Achieve Rapid Magnetic Switching with Lasers

Osaka University-led research shows control over composition of ferrimagnetic materials offers new ways of switching their magnetism

An Osaka University-led research group use an advanced synchrotron measurement system to probe how laser pulses affect the magnetism of ferrimagnetic ...


Proteins keep a grip on cells

Japanese scientists at Osaka University have revealed new structural information on the integrin-laminin interaction

Japanese scientists at Osaka University have revealed new structural information on the integrin-laminin interaction. These findings provide important...


Mixing and matching yeast DNA

Osaka University scientists show molecular factors that determine why some regions in yeast chromosomes are apt for remodeling, while other regions stay faithful during cell replication.


A technology for pressureless sinter joining for next-generation power semiconductors

Will add impetus for downsizing power converters at a low cost

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