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2022.06.01 Research Humanities & Social Sciences Life & Health
Finding the biological roots for pathological social withdrawal, Hikikomori
Researchers identify a number of key biomarkers in Hikikomori patients and show their promise for predicting the severity of the condition
2022.05.20 Research Life & Health
Uncovering new details of the brain's first line of defense
Researchers report in unprecedented detail how some of the brain's immune cells develop, and how to distinguish them from other cells
2022.05.16 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Time determines the type of cells that emerge in the mouse brain
Scientists show that a single protein, BMP2, and epigenetics determine the type of brain cells produced from neural stem cells
2022.04.28 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Exercise reverses cognitive deficiencies caused by anesthesia
Cognitive deficiencies caused by pediatric anesthesia in mice are due to changes in chromatin accessibility and can be reversed by exercise
2021.12.15 Research Life & Health
Short training regimen improves long‑term memory
Three half-hour sessions using feedback from monitoring of brain waves found to increase memories retained for a week
2021.12.14 Research Life & Health
Grasping the reality of addressing mental health issues arising from pandemic
Survey reveals mental health and welfare centers are playing a crucial role consulting on mental health related to COVID-19 in Japan
2021.09.14 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Building the ovarian environment from stem cells
Researchers successfully reconstitute the ovarian follicle from mouse stem cells
2021.07.15 Research Life & Health
Biomolecular bonsai: Controlling the pruning and strengthening of neuron branches
Researchers identify molecular cues that make developing neurons remodel their connections
2021.07.02 Research Life & Health
Uncovering the genetic mechanism behind Rett syndrome
Dysfunction in key gene causes neural stem cells to produce more astrocytes than neurons
2021.06.04 Research Life & Health
How do bad kidneys lead to heart disease? Broken cellular clocks provide new clues
Researchers find how chronic kidney disease induces heart inflammation through white blood cells
2021.04.26 Research Life & Health
Effect of cool airflow on comfort more than just a feeling
Study uses both subjective and physiological measurements to show the influence of cooling airflow direction on comfort
2021.04.01 Research Life & Health
Protein deficiency linked to fluid buildup in brain
New research shows that dysfunction of the protein Tsukushi causes hydrocephalus by altering neuron generation in the mouse brain
2021.03.09 Research Life & Health Materials
Molecular traffic key to keeping cellular highways maintained
Biomolecular motors transporting cargo within the cells found to wear down intracellular highways, prompting autonomous repair
2021.03.03 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
New technique reveals details of membrane structures
Researchers gain new insight into the packing of molecules in lipid-raft-like ordered domains using a technique called low-flux scanning electron diffraction
2021.02.25 Research Life & Health Math & Data
The mathematics of sperm generation
Modeling of spatial patterns in stages of sperm formation provides new tool for investigating reproductive biology
2021.02.09 Research Life & Health Materials Technology
New ink jet approach offers simple way to print microdisk lasers for biosensing
2021.02.01 Research Life & Health
Feeding regimen could help reverse decline in Japanese black cattle
High volumes of milk replacer improve growth of calves and reduce age of first birth
2021.01.22 Research Life & Health
New cell source promising for treatment of liver diseases
Researchers directly reprogram cells into human hepatic progenitor cells capable of proliferating and differentiating into two key cells of the liver
2021.01.08 Research Life & Health
Which came first, sleep or the brain?
Researchers find that, despite lacking a brain, Hydra exhibit characteristics at a molecular and genetic level associated with sleep in animals with central nervous systems
2021.01.06 Research Life & Health
Mechanism connects epilepsy and enzyme deficiency
Findings also valuable for the 2% of Japanese with less-active version of the key enzyme