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Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination

Researchers from Osaka University develop a fluorinated electron-acceptor unit for high performance organic semiconductors

Osaka researchers synthesized a fluorinated electron-acceptor for use in organic semiconductors. The high electronegativity of the fluorine substituen...

Life Sciences & Medicine

Sleeping Beauty Helps Identify Genes Involved in a Fatty Liver-associated liver cancer

Researchers from Osaka University have used a gene screening technique called Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis to identify genes potentially responsible for a fatty liver-associated liver cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma, a deadly form of liver cancer, is increasingly being linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; however, the underlying ge...

Life Sciences & Medicine

Heredity Matters: Ancestral Protease Functions as Protein Import Motor in Chloroplasts

Osaka University-led Japanese researchers identify huge motor complex that imports proteins into chloroplasts

Japanese researchers identified a large novel protein complex in the inner chloroplast membrane that functions as a motor to import proteins into the ...


Efficiently turning light into electricity

New research has now shown that certain perovskites in fact do have this desirable property

Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that so far...

Life Sciences & Medicine

New method uses just a drop of blood to monitor lung cancer treatment

Researchers from Osaka University find that a novel method for monitoring the effect of lung cancer therapy may help guide treatment choices


Where did broadleaved evergreen trees survive during the last glacial period in Japan?

New evidence for conservation of genetic diversity

Japanese scientists modeled the phylogeographic relationships and demographic changes of Castanopsis sieboldii, which is a dominant tree of the broadl...


Artificial Intelligence Aids Automatic Monitoring of Single Molecules in Cells

Japanese researchers have developed an automated method of tracking single fluorescently labeled molecules in living cells, enabling large numbers of molecules to be analyzed and characterized rapidly and cost-effectively

Japanese researchers developed a system that can automatically image single molecules within living cells. This system employs learning via neural net...

Natural Sciences

Efficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field

Heating efficiency of laser fusion plasma has been enhanced by guiding relativistic electron beam to a pre-compressed plasma core using a kilo-tesla-level magnetic field

An international joint research group led by Osaka University demonstrated that it was possible to efficiently heat plasma by focusing a relativistic ...


Two Quantum Dots are Better than One: Using One Dot to Sense Changes in Another

Osaka University-based collaboration fabricates the first nanoelectronic device that can detect single-electron events in a target quantum dot using a second dot as a sensor

Life Sciences & Medicine

Seeing Pesticides Spread Through Insect Bodies

Osaka University-led research team develops a new way of looking at insect bodies to answer questions about the effectiveness of pesticides and guide development of more specific alternatives

Osaka University-led team provides insights into the distribution of pesticides within insects using a newly developed method of insect sample prepara...


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