Hokkaido University

Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance

Scientists from Hokkaido University and their partners in Japan and Taiwan have enhanced the capacity to transfer squandered heat into usable energy by altogether...

The molecules that energize babies’ hearts

Before birth, cardiac muscle cells use energy generated by breaking down glucose. Immediately after birth, they rapidly switch to breaking down fatty acids. This...

Obesity inhibits key cancer defense mechanism, study

In recent years, several researchers have focused on obesity as a potent cancer risk factor. Scientific shreds of evidence have suggested that obesity was associated...

Why noise can enhance sensitivity to weak signals

Japanese scientists have discovered a new mechanism to clarify stochastic reverberation, in which sensitivity to weak signals is upgraded by the noise. The finding is...

Revealing the immunopathogenesis of Johne’s disease

An exploration group has disentangled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a ceaseless ox-like infection that has caused endemics in Japan and numerous different nations,...

Measuring the effects of natural events on wildlife

Hokkaido University researchers in Japan have came up with an approach that helps scientists understand how wildlife populations are affected by major natural events, such...

The bassoon causing new brain disorder

Transformations have been found in the bassoon (BSN) quality, which is included with the focal sensory system, in patients with indications like, yet unique...