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Found 185 articles associated to the institution Hokkaido University.
 
New method enables large-scale production of bio-based plastic bottles
12-November-2018

Scientists have discovered a novel method to synthesize furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) in a high yield from a glucose derivative of non-food plant cellulose, paving the way for replacing petroleum-derived terephthalic acid with biomaterials in plastic bottle applications.

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Repeated interferon stimulation creates innate immune memory
25-October-2018

The innate immune system may be able to be trained to react to viral infections more efficiently by repeated exposure to anti-viral signaling molecules.

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Novel switching valve to receive more semen in a sex-role reversed cave insect
17-October-2018

The female of a sex-role reversed cave insect species Neotrogla has evolved a switching valve to receive more semen during mating, when a penis-like structure in the female anchors in the male “vagina.”

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Becoming promiscuous to ensure reproduction
9-October-2018

Females of a socially monogamous passerine, the Japanese great tit (Parus minor), become more promiscuous after hatchings fail in the first breeding attempt — apparently attempting to ensure successful reproduction.

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Couples showing off: Songbirds are more passionate in front of an audience
4-October-2018

Both sexes of a songbird called the blue-capped cordon-bleu intensify courtship performances that involve singing and dancing in the presence of an audience, especially if it is a member of the opposite sex, an international team of researchers has discovered. [Joint press release by Hokkaido University and Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.]

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