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May 16, 2024

Twinkle twinkle baby star, 'sneezes' tell us how you are

A research team led by Kazuki Tokuda of Kyushu University has shed new light into a critical question on how baby stars develop. Using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, the team found that in its infancy, the protostellar disk that surrounds a baby star discharges plumes of dust, gas, and electromagnetic energy. These 'sneezes,' as the researchers describe them, release the magnetic flux within the protostellar disk, and may be a vital part of star formation.

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Jul. 24, 2019

Artificial Cells on a Chip with the Highest Protein Synthesis.

It is not easy to give a univocal definition of “life”. From the perspective of a physicist, a way to rephrase the question of the definition of “Life” could be “What are the necessary constitutive elements of a living system?” Nature has provided a great many realizations of living systems, and all shared a common building block: the cell.

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Feb. 6, 2019

Mystery of the Mercury’s anomalous magnetic field solved.

Like the Earth, planet Mercury has its own magnetic field generated by the dynamo action in the core. Comparison of Mercury’s magnetic field with the geomagnetic field using the magnetic dipole reveals that Mercury’s dipole is offset northward from the planet’s center, while the Earth’s magnetic dipole is at the geocenter.

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Nov. 15, 2018

Gold nanoparticles help Japanese sake arrive internationally with its fresh taste.

Japanese sake, a traditional alcoholic drink made from the fermentation of rice, has recently become more famous, and is being exported to many countries.

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Jun. 27, 2018

A molecular spring behind the cohesive behavior of cancer cell migration

The team of researchers led by Professor Junichi Ikenouchi at the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University have uncovered the mechanism that allows a group of cells to move as a cohesive unit, such as in cancer.

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Aug. 30, 2017

Liquid crystals swirl

Liquid crystals, now found everywhere in flat TVs and mobile phones, are also an important research subject of physics, because they spontaneously form various ordered structures.

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Jul. 25, 2017

Growth of Massive Baby Star

A research group comprised of Japanese institutions such as the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Kyushu University has successfully observed the growth of a massive baby star.

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Apr. 24, 2017

Innovative Treatment for Hepatitis C

In a breakthrough discovery, a Japanese research group has developed a successful new method for optimizing the combination of drugs used to treat HCV.

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Nov. 21, 2016

The Whole-Genome Sequence and the Assembly of the Japanese Morning Glory (Ipomoea nil).

A Japanese research group achieved success in whole-genome sequence and assembly of the Japanese morning glory. The Faculty of Science at Kyushu University made special contributions to the study.

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Jun. 20, 2016

International body names element 113 'Nihonium'

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), which oversees the naming of additions to the periodic table, announced on June 8, 2016 that element number 113...

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Mar. 29, 2016

Establishment of Center of Education on Practical Volcanology

A unique project for fostering volcano specialists will start at Kyushu University in April 2016.

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Feb. 5, 2016

Japan Awarded the Right to Name Element 113!

New Element Discovered by a Research Group led by a Professor of Kyushu University.

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