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Faulty transporter protein could underpin delayed labor

A protein in the placental lining helps synthesize a fetal hormone that signals to pregnant mothers to begin contractions

Using iron to accelerate organic synthesis

A catalyst made from Earth-abundant iron can drive an important reaction for making organic compounds

Tardigrade genomes explain life on the extremes

DNA analysis shows how water bears survive extreme conditions, yet leaves evolutionary origin unclear

Ancient antiviral response could help treat cancer

A class of drugs can harness the power of the body’s immune system to fight diverse tumors

Digital 3D-fabrication technology for nursing and healthcare

Innovative 3D-printed ‘caring-tools’ to enhance the quality of life of elderly people

Tarantula toxin reveals channel function

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

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Smart paper gives low-cost diagnostics in living color

Inkjet printing technology transforms ordinary filter paper into devices that can spot kidney disease or contaminated water

Frontiers of haptics science: Uncovering the secrets of the human body’s perception of touch

Insights into human touch and body perception and their utilization for positive psychological and cognitive effects in our daily lives

Politics of populism behind Putin’s 2016 victory

Keio analyst Atsushi Ogushi argues that rising populism contributed to Putin’s definitive result in the 2016 Russian Duma election

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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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