KYOTO U Research News

2016 Autumn

Contents

03 from the President

04
On the cover: Backstage at the lab
Reading beyond time and across disciplines
08
Personnel Profiles
Working in CiRA labs

11 News from overseas centers

12 Cutting edge

The search for happiness: using MRI to find where happiness happens
Fish oil helps burn fat by transforming fat-storage cells into fat-burning cells
"Seeing" black holes with home-use telescopes
To hear a pit ter patter from afar: catching hear tbeats with milimeter-wave radar
Genetically modified E.coli pump out morphine precursor
"Popular girls" have less lice . in the monkey world
Australopithecus fossils found east of the Great Rif t Valley
'Slow' NZ seabed quake sheds light on tsunami-earthquake mechanism
Cancer cell immunity in the crosshairs: wor th the expense?
Flipping a protein switch to illuminate brain functions
"Big mama" bonobos help younger females stand up for themselves
Did the LIGO gravitational waves originate from primordial black holes?

18 International activities

20 Student voices

22 Global outreach

23 Eternal aesthetic