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2020-11-26

A filter for environmental remediation

Scientists at Osaka University create seaweed-shaped sodium titanate mats made of nanofibers that can remove cobalt ions from water, which may help provide a source of safe, recycled drinking water by removal of heavy metals and radionuclides

Engineering
2020-11-18

Gold nanoparticles turn the spotlight on drug candidates in cells

Osaka University researchers report a combination of alkyne tags and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) microscopy for following the dynamics of small-molecule drugs in cells

Natural Sciences
2020-11-16

Newly discovered enzyme helps make valuable bioactive saponins

Osaka University-led research team discovers new enzyme, opening novel routes for producing a family of valuable chemicals with medical and food uses

Engineering
2020-11-10

Getting single-crystal diamond ready for electronics

Researchers from Osaka University polished the hardest known material without damaging it, which will help accelerate its use in advanced electronics

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-11-10

Sorting out viruses with machine learning

Scientists at Osaka University develop a label-free method for identifying respiratory viruses based on changes in electrical current when they pass through silicon nanopores, which may lead to new rapid COVID-19 tests

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-11-5

DNA repair supports brain cognitive development

Researchers at Osaka University in Japan show that the enzyme Polβ prevents DNA strands in brain cells of the hippocampus from breaking during early postnatal development

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