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Found 213 articles associated to the institution Hokkaido University.
 
IL-34: a new, possible target to tackle drug-resistant cancer cells
3-October-2016

A team of researchers has discovered that chemoresistant lung cancer cells suppress immune functions and strengthen resistance to chemotherapy by producing interleukin-34 (IL-34)—a type of cytokine.

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How to be a male without the Y chromosome
30-September-2016

Hokkaido University researchers have revealed that key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex differentiation.

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Traffic noise reduces wild owls’ foraging efficiency
27-September-2016

A team of researchers has found that traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent. The team’s world-first study examined how different levels of such noise affect the hunting efficiency of these nocturnal predators, which employ a keen auditory sense to locate prey in the darkness.

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Philippines’ microsatellite captures best-in-class high-resolution images
21-September-2016

The High Precision Telescope (HPT) installed in the Philippine’s DIWATA-1 microsatellite jointly developed by Hokkaido University and other institutions has successfully captured images with a ground resolution of about 3 meters—a world-best for a 50 kg-class microsatellite.

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A versatile method to pattern functionalized nanowires
9-September-2016

A team of researchers from Hokkaido University has developed a versatile method to pattern the structure of “nanowires,” providing a new tool for the development of novel nanodevices.

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