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Robotic fish are nowadays developed for various types of research, such as bio-inspiredrobotics, biomimetics and animal behavior studies. In the context of our research on the social interactions of the zebrafish Danio Rerio, we developed a miniature robotic fish lure for direct underwater interaction with the living fish. This remotely controlled and… (More)
Carbacaprazamycins, which are chemically stable analogues of caprazamycins, were designed and synthesized. These analogues were active against drug-resistant bacterial pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and their activities were comparable to those of the parent caprazamycins. The effect of… (More)
This Recently, however, such sites have served as places for information exchange between aged persons, and a place to enjoy and maintain physical and mental health through recreational activities, classroom lectures and study groups, etc. Often aged persons are unaware of the decline of their bodies, and daily lifestyle management is needed for a full… (More)
The carbohydrate-binding properties of the C-type lectin-like mouse RegIV and glutathione S-transferase-fusion protein (GST-mRegIV) were examined using carbohydrate-containing polyamidoamine dendrimers (PD). GST-mRegIV showed affinity for mannan- and manno-oligosaccharide containing PD. Binding was inhibited by manno-oligosaccharides but not by mannose or… (More)
Oxide semiconductors have been investigated as channel layers for thin film transistors (TFTs) which enable next-generation devices such as high-resolution liquid crystal displays (LCDs), organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays, flexible electronics, and innovative devices. Here, high-performance and stable Ga-Sn-O (GTO) TFTs were demonstrated for the… (More)
Pichia membranifaciens KS47-1 is capable of growing on hydrolysate containing high concentrations of acetate and other growth inhibitors. To reveal the acetate-resistant associate genes of strain KS47-1, we present the 11.4-Mb draft genome sequence.
We used fluorescence microscopy to investigate the diffusion and drift motion of λ DNA molecules on an Au-coated membrane surface near nanopores, prior to their translocation through solid-state nanopores. With the capability of controlling electric potential at the Au surface as a gate voltage, Vgate, the motions of DNA molecules, which are presumably… (More)