Research highlights

Structure solved for reefer receptor

ShanghaiTech University

24 Oct 2017

Stopping sudden collapse in a sleep disorder

Kanazawa University (KU)

24 Oct 2017

Antiviral response is a bit of a SAGA

Okayama University

24 Oct 2017

No going back for more efficient diodes

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

24 Oct 2017

Planetary ring modelling goes full circle

University of Tsukuba

24 Oct 2017

Controlling the brain’s danger alarms

Keio University

23 Oct 2017

The imperfect world of quantum computing

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

20 Oct 2017

Battery promises bright future for renewables

The City University of New York (CUNY)

17 Oct 2017

A source of strength

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

17 Oct 2017

Harnessing hydrogen from H2O

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

17 Oct 2017

Tropical herbivores are kelp invaders

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

17 Oct 2017

Getting to the heart of the matter imbalance

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

17 Oct 2017

Fun and fullerene-free solar cells

Sichuan University (SCU)

17 Oct 2017

Flowering gene helps soybeans adapt to tropical regions

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

11 Oct 2017

Plasma jets breathe life into cells

The University of South Australia (UniSA)

6 Oct 2017

Hot and mixed oceans intensify cyclones

University of Cape Town (UCT)

28 Sep 2017

Bendy batteries get a boost

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

27 Sep 2017

Directly detecting DNA with graphdiyne

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

27 Sep 2017

Copepods cope by moving swiftly on

Deakin University

27 Sep 2017

Testing persistence with hunger games

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

27 Sep 2017

Beetles join the ranks of army ants

Kyushu University

26 Sep 2017

Why cancer stem cells are so hard to beat

Keio University

25 Sep 2017

A taste of things to come

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

25 Sep 2017

Giving batteries a new lease of life

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

25 Sep 2017

Protection at the nanoscale

The University of Wollongong (UOW)

25 Sep 2017

Enzyme action behind drug-resistant breast cancer

Kanazawa University (KU)

25 Sep 2017

Granular guardians of the immune system

Okayama University

25 Sep 2017

A solid result for electrolyte research

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

25 Sep 2017

Making the most of mutation

University of Tsukuba

25 Sep 2017

Drug discovery with a faster bite

ShanghaiTech University

22 Sep 2017

Finding the pulse of a quantum conundrum

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

20 Sep 2017

Lifting the fog on the Great Smog

CAS Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics (KLACP), IEE CAS

20 Sep 2017

Blocking bone loss

Sichuan University (SCU)

18 Sep 2017

Shell-shocked mineral tells age-old secrets

Curtin University

18 Sep 2017

Females lower down the food chain in Bronze Age China

The City University of New York (CUNY)

18 Sep 2017

A new view of tau

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

18 Sep 2017

Genetic portrait of Tibetans’ complex ancestry

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

12 Sep 2017

Lighting the way for optoelectronic devices

Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin)

12 Sep 2017

Immune cells worsen the effects of brain injury

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

8 Sep 2017

Sea turtle numbers far smaller than estimated

Deakin University

31 Aug 2017

Record breaking fossils

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

28 Aug 2017

Pinning down doping agents

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

25 Aug 2017

Why workouts may not always work out

Kanazawa University (KU)

24 Aug 2017

Taking the temperature of nanotechnology

Keio University

24 Aug 2017

Biomimicry leads to stronger steel

Kyushu University

24 Aug 2017

A calculating approach to cancer therapy

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

24 Aug 2017

Cultivating better crops with CRISPR

University of Tsukuba

24 Aug 2017

Searching for supersymmetry

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

24 Aug 2017

Salty structures hit the spot

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

24 Aug 2017

Flawed diamonds are a scientist’s best friend

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

24 Aug 2017

Bacterial counter strategy laid bare

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

24 Aug 2017

How a diabetes drug may help fight cancer

Sichuan University (SCU)

24 Aug 2017

Damage to cellular ‘post office’ causes degeneration and disease

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

24 Aug 2017

Show me where it hurts

The City University of New York (CUNY)

24 Aug 2017

Early Earth’s single solid shell

Curtin University

23 Aug 2017

Seeing the light reaction

Okayama University

23 Aug 2017

Revealing the hidden strength of Achilles-heel connection

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

23 Aug 2017

Sorting out cancer cells

Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University

16 Aug 2017

Young penguins trapped by depleted fishing grounds

University of Cape Town (UCT)

16 Aug 2017

How plants chill out

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

27 Jul 2017

Now you see it, now you don’t

Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin)

26 Jul 2017

Searching for the forest in the trees

Sichuan University (SCU)

26 Jul 2017

Frisky fruit flies

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

26 Jul 2017

The path to a deeper understanding of matter

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

26 Jul 2017

Fight promoters

University of Zurich (UZH)

26 Jul 2017

How we ‘know that face’

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

26 Jul 2017

Perovskites shine as LEDs

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

26 Jul 2017

How sea squirts got their safety sac

University of Tsukuba

25 Jul 2017

Ostrich’s ancestor was airborne

Kyushu University

24 Jul 2017

How beetles grow the mightiest mandibles

Okayama University

24 Jul 2017

Protecting bones from prostate cancer

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

24 Jul 2017

In a galaxy far away

Curtin University

24 Jul 2017

High-tech imaging could stop TB spread

University of Cape Town (UCT)

24 Jul 2017

In the loop on cancer treatment

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

24 Jul 2017

A calm oasis in a galaxy cluster far, far away

Kanazawa University (KU)

21 Jul 2017

Odd blood cells implicated in fibrosis

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

20 Jul 2017

Older dogs don’t like baby-talk

The City University of New York (CUNY)

20 Jul 2017

Droplets self-assemble into ideal circuit networks

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

20 Jul 2017

Gene helps immune cells get a move on

Deakin University

20 Jul 2017

Hybrid invaders are more successful

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

20 Jul 2017

Was the Universe a giant hologram?

University of Southampton (Soton)

11 Jul 2017

Fool me once…

University College London (UCL)

7 Jul 2017

Synthesizing a standard for the human proteome

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

3 Jul 2017

A light touch

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

27 Jun 2017

Shedding light on atomic structure

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

27 Jun 2017

Cutting the fuse on Parkinson’s disease

Flinders University

26 Jun 2017

Finding the genetic off-switch behind tumour growth

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

23 Jun 2017

Pushing electrons to their speed limit

University of Tsukuba

23 Jun 2017

How Earth reuses its carbon

The City University of New York (CUNY)

23 Jun 2017

Deep-sea bacterium harbours an inward proton pump

Kanazawa University (KU)

23 Jun 2017

Marmoset models of a faulty immune system

Keio University

23 Jun 2017

Protein production with laser precision

Okayama University

23 Jun 2017

Porous material cages bright molecules

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

23 Jun 2017

How uric acid affects cognition

Sichuan University (SCU)

23 Jun 2017

Divulging deep sea secrets

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

20 Jun 2017

Plain-eating antelopes

University of Cape Town (UCT)

19 Jun 2017

Shorebirds shrink from Arctic warming

Deakin University

19 Jun 2017

Pandas go out on a limb

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

19 Jun 2017

Nanoparticles jolt immune system to work against cancer in mice

Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University

30 May 2017

Flicking the switch for faster, smaller devices

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

30 May 2017

Fuelling a better performance

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

29 May 2017

Teasing out tags for cancer

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

29 May 2017

Muons help us see the light

Sichuan University (SCU)

29 May 2017

Holey material snares industrial contaminants

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

29 May 2017

Perfect timing

The City University of New York (CUNY)

29 May 2017

Black hole bullet shot from a supernova

Keio University

23 May 2017

Neurons are the hands of brain cells’ internal clocks

Kanazawa University (KU)

23 May 2017

Fossil of the first freeloaders

Kyushu University

23 May 2017

Going against the grain

Okayama University

23 May 2017

Future ‘solid-state’ batteries may benefit from water-infused crystal

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

23 May 2017

Rowdy and randy rodents

University of Tsukuba

23 May 2017

Single-origin soup

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

23 May 2017

Demystifying H2 chemical reactions

Curtin University

22 May 2017

‘Radical relay’ builds key drug precursors

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

19 May 2017

Birds of a feather hunt together

University of Cape Town (UCT)

18 May 2017

Making superstructures from nanoparticles just like playing LEGO

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

16 May 2017

Why cold-stored tomatoes taste bland

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

15 May 2017

Putting a peptide in your step

The City University of New York (CUNY)

15 May 2017

Sunbathing nanorods split water

Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin)

15 May 2017

Unfolding DNA origami could lead to nanotechnology breakthrough

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

15 May 2017

Ion exchange tunes nanocrystals’ glow

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

15 May 2017

Furry, cute and deadly

Deakin University

9 May 2017

First Australians ate giant beasts

Flinders University

8 May 2017

Putting the squeeze on the Earth’s mantle

Okayama University

27 Apr 2017

PET food for bacterium

Keio University

27 Apr 2017

Protein implicated in Alzheimer’s grows two ways

Kanazawa University (KU)

27 Apr 2017

Ingredient for life orbits a young star

University of Tsukuba

27 Apr 2017

Optimizing optics with excited electrons

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

27 Apr 2017

Oldest fish hook found in Okinawa

Kyushu University

26 Apr 2017

A rite of (nasal) passage for evolution

The City University of New York (CUNY)

24 Apr 2017

Super-sizing not the way to go for seedling success

Sichuan University (SCU)

21 Apr 2017

A catalyst for better batteries

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

21 Apr 2017

Pass the bacteria, please

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

21 Apr 2017

Scientists put their heads in the night clouds

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

21 Apr 2017

Mutations of a rare killer

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

21 Apr 2017

Large diamonds yield cutting-edge secrets

University of Cape Town (UCT)

20 Apr 2017

Predicting plot twists

The University of South Australia (UniSA)

12 Apr 2017

What came first, the mouse or the egg?

Kyushu University

23 Mar 2017

Bronze battery goes for gold

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

23 Mar 2017

How yeast cells begin self-destruction

Kanazawa University (KU)

23 Mar 2017

Boozy barley farmers

Okayama University

23 Mar 2017

Lethargic lab mice and the science of slumber

University of Tsukuba

23 Mar 2017

Search for mysterious particle leaves physicists in the dark

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

22 Mar 2017

Uncovering the secrets of a mysterious natural phenomenon

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

22 Mar 2017

Oxytocin makes others friend or foe, depending on gender

Sichuan University (SCU)

14 Mar 2017

Impact of climate-related disasters depends on food security

The City University of New York (CUNY)

14 Mar 2017

Figuring out who fired first

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

10 Mar 2017

Link found between Alzheimer’s risk genes

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

10 Mar 2017

Immune therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

28 Feb 2017

Clay membranes to remove CO2 from factory exhaust fumes

Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin)

24 Feb 2017

New tumour growth mechanism identified

Sichuan University (SCU)

6 Feb 2017

Using tarantulas to settle nerves

The University of Queensland (UQ)

25 Jan 2017

Fear of the unknown

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

24 Jan 2017

What PAMELA can tell us about positrons

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

24 Jan 2017

How avian Romeos learn to charm chicks

The City University of New York (CUNY)

4 Jan 2017

Raising water-saving crops

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

4 Jan 2017

Are there genes that help you stay in school?

The University of Queensland (UQ)

6 Dec 2016

Pinning down a killer

Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

6 Dec 2016

Turning Mr Nice Guy on his head

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

2 Dec 2016

Island species outfoxes genetic fate

Sichuan University (SCU)

2 Dec 2016

Pre-industrialized societies sleep just as badly as you do

The City University of New York (CUNY)

24 Nov 2016

Antiprotons don’t break laws of attraction

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

21 Nov 2016

The long-haul specialists who sleep at the wheel

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

15 Nov 2016

Reversing cataracts with eye drops

Sichuan University (SCU)

4 Oct 2016

Detailed genetic picture of breast cancer revealed

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1 Sep 2016

Did we kill the Indonesian hobbits?

The University of Wollongong (UOW)

8 Aug 2016