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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.26

December 26,2013

Kyoto University

Topic:
Identification of a plant-specific nanomachine regulating nuclear movement
Researcher:
Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science
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A group led by Professor Ikuko Hara-Nishimura (Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science) revealed the molecular mechanism underlying nuclear movement in plants. The cell nucleus …

Kyushu University

Topic:
Direct induction of chondrogenic cells from human dermal fibroblast culture by defined factors
Researcher:
Noriyuki Tsumaki, Professor, The Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)
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A research team led by Professor Noriyuki Tsumaki of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) and Dr. Hidetatsu Ohtani, a former CiRA member who now works as a post doctoral …

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Crystalline Sponge Method: X-ray crystallography without the need for crystallization
Researcher:
Makoto Fujita, Professor, Department of Applied Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
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Single crystal X-ray analysis (X-ray crystallography) is one of the most reliable methods for determining molecular structure, but preparing crystals sufficient for analysis can be a severe bottleneck …

University of Tsukuba

Topic:
Kansei and Human Behavior Interaction
Researcher:
Seung Hee Lee, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, Major of Kansei Behavioral Brain Sciences
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Researching on Kansei Science since 1996 in Univ. of Tsukuba, after the Ph.D in Science of Design, she has developed her research theme integrated with tangible interaction with Kansei at …

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Waseda University

Topic:
Recent Impacts of Climatic Extreme Events on Everyday Food in Japan: The Need for an Adaptation Strategy for Climate Change
Researcher:
Shunji Ohta, Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences
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It is understood readily that agricultural crops are essential to our everyday food and that agricultural production can be determined easily by climatic conditions. Because of this, many …

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