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Research highlights

Tarantula toxin reveals channel function

Revelation of how a spider toxin binds to a membrane protein could lead to new drug therapies

Shaking up cell culture

Mechanical vibrations offer a gentler way to detach cells from culture dishes

Drug helps blood vessels but leaves lurking cancer cells

Drug cuts the supply lines to brain tumors but doesn’t eliminate cancer stem cells, which could explain resistance to the drug

Chromosomal chaos gives cancer a survival advantage

Cancer cells adapt to genomic abnormalities by producing a protein that confers drug resistance

Born before their time

‘Stuck’ brain cells in extremely premature babies lead to impairment in later life

Foreign investment boosts productivity at home

Economic researchers dismiss growing concerns about the negative impact of globalization

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Features

Future tech will read everything in your eyes

Researchers are creating smart eyewear that will measure your reading habits and will even tell you how much you understood

Space technology for a world of problems

The benefits of satellites are far-reaching and versatile. They can improve productivity on farms, locate people stranded in disaster zones, and even track sports performance

Western roots in Japanese manga

Delving into Japanese subcultures reveals surprising literary links with works of Western literature

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Insights

A prize for science visionaries

The Keio Medical Science Prize recognizes scientific developments that have led to paradigm shifts in medical and life sciences

A global research hub

Keio University Global Research Institute launches an international mission to help society through interdisciplinary research

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