J-FEED
SERVICES

ALSO AVAILABLE ON iPAD

Science Mag
Research highlights from the current issue of Science Magazine
27 Mar
Astrophysicists use reference objects of known brightness to determine distances. For example, type Ia supernova (SN Ia) always reach nearly the same peak brightness. This is because – [Read More]
27 Mar
Parents who were abused as children are thought more likely to abuse their own children. Widom et al. compared reports from parents, from children, and from child protective – [Read More]
27 Mar
The sleeping sickness parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, is covered with variant surface glyco proteins (VSGs) recognized by the host's immune system. The parasite uses a repertoire – [Read More]
27 Mar
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig's disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cor – [Read More]
27 Mar
DNA origami—nanostructures created by programming the assembly of single-stranded DNA through base pairing—can create intricate structures. However, such structures lack the flexible and – [Read More]
27 Mar
Elementary science textbooks often state that protons have the same mass as neutrons. This is not far from the truth—the neutron is about 0.14% heavier (and less stable) than the p – [Read More]
27 Mar
The skeleton undergoes continuous turnover because osteoblast cells build bone and osteoclasts break it down. Too much turnover can cause osteoporosis. The receptor tyrosine kinase – [Read More]
27 Mar
Humans are much smarter than mice—key to this is the relative thickness of the human brain's neocortex. Florio et al. combed through genes expressed in the progenitor cells t – [Read More]
27 Mar
The molecular machine that promotes membrane fusion during intracellular transport involves a number of so-called SNARE proteins. Ryu et al. describe the molecular mechanism – [Read More]
27 Mar
Functionalized inorganic nanocrystals can be assembled on polymeric chains like shish-kebabs. Xu et al. developed a clever and unconventional route for the synthesis of one-dimensional – [Read More]
27 Mar
If pollination fails, ecosystems are eroded and we will lose reliable sources of many critical foodstuffs. Focusing on the pollination services provided by bees, Goulson et al. – [Read More]
27 Mar
Dynactin is an essential cofactor of the microtubule motor, cytoplasmic dynein. Dynactin contains 23 subunits built around a short filament of an actin-related protein (Arp1). How dynactin – [Read More]
27 Mar
Fungal diseases are common around the world. Many respond readily to treatment. However, infections such as invasive aspergillosis can be very difficult to treat, leading to high mortality. – [Read More]
27 Mar
Iron acts as both a source and sink of electrons for microorganisms in the environment. Some anaerobic bacteria use oxidized Fe(III) as an electron acceptor, whereas phototrophic bacteria – [Read More]
27 Mar
The idea of dark matter enjoys popular support, but two major concerns persist: the so-called Standard Model excludes it, and it cannot be directly detected by any telescope. For now, – [Read More]
27 Mar
Current techniques to stimulate regions inside the brain need a permanently implanted wire or an optical fiber. Working in mice, Chen et al. developed a method to overcome – [Read More]
27 Mar
In physics, interactions between components of a system can cause it to become more orderly in an attempt to minimize energy. Such ordered phases appear, for example, in magnetic systems. – [Read More]
Download your free
News On Japan iPhone App

Follow NewsOnJapan.com on Twitter @newsonjapan