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Found 189 articles associated to the institution Hokkaido University.
 
Female penises evolved twice in bark lice
21-December-2018

In a group of bark lice, a penis has evolved twice – in the females. In their nutrient-scarce environment, “seminal gifts” are an incentive for females to force mating, leading to the co-evolution of female penises and male vaginas.

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Beware of evening stress
27-November-2018

Stressful events in the evening release less of the body’s stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, suggesting possible vulnerability to stress in the evening.

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New insight into ocean-atmosphere interaction and subsequent cloud formation
26-November-2018

Organic compounds undergo drastic variations in their chemical composition as they transfer from the ocean’s surface to atmospheric aerosols which act as nuclei to form clouds.

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A protein that makes skin cancer cells more invasive
21-November-2018

Loss of a protein called TRIM29 promotes cancer cell invasion in a common type of skin cancer, suggesting a novel diagnostic marker and a possible therapeutic target.

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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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