Research highlights

How 7-month-olds make sense of adult babble

Japanese infants determine where words start and finish by employing a neural circuit attuned to speech sounds

The best drop for lean beans

Heavy coffee-drinking mice produce fewer fat cells, bringing broad health benefits

Taking the temperature of the tiniest things

Nanoscale thermometer takes precise heat readings of tiny spots, billionths of a meter wide

Brain regions controlling emotion pass from mothers to daughters

Women are more likely to inherit brain structures linked to depression from their mothers than their fathers

Beta-blockers not better for heart surgery patients

Japan-wide study shows a widely used heart drug does not improve bypass results 

Making light of a dark matter

The see-sawing behavior of dark-matter particles might have jolted experiments at the LHC



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

Mind over machine

Chronic stroke sufferers boost the brain’s ability to heal itself through brain–machine interfaces



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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