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As a technical university, Tokyo Tech promotes collaboration between medicine and engineering, and it has conducted many studies on medical and public health applications from an engineering standpoint.
In 2020, full-scale commercial service is launching for the new wireless communication standard known as 5G. Kei Sakaguchi, a professor in School of Engineering proposed technology that forms the basis of 5G and worked on its international standardization. Currently, he is working to create a 5G-driven "Super Smart Society".
The droplets exhibit dynamic functions such as fusion, fission, Janus-shape formation, and protein capture. Their technique is expected to be applicable to a wide variety of biomaterials, opening doors to many promising applications in materials design, drug delivery, and even artificial cell-like molecular systems.
New research suggests that mixtures of simple organic compounds in water exposed to high energy radiation react to form a variety of more complex organic compounds that could help make RNA.
ELSI scientists find that small highly branched polymers which may have formed spontaneously on early Earth can mimic modern biological protein enzyme function. These simple catalytic structures may have helped jump start the origins of life.
By exploring a new design concept based around nitrogen vacancies, they created an inexpensive catalyst from abundantly available elements that still achieves state-of-the-art performance.