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Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-12-6

Genomic cut and paste using a Class 1 CRISPR system

Japanese researchers led by Osaka University show that a Class 1 CRISPR gene editing system can achieve functional DNA repairs in human cells with no prominent off-target effects

Repairing faulty genes to prevent and cure disease is something researchers have been working towards for many years. While Class 2 CRISPR systems sho...

Engineering
2019-12-2

A trick for taming terahertz transmissions

Researchers at Osaka University invent a new receiver for terahertz-frequency radiation

Osaka University researchers have invented a wireless communication receiver that can operate in the terahertz frequency band. By increasing the sensi...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-29

Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails

A team led by researchers from Osaka University identify a protein required for electrical signal sensing, which, when defective, causes sperm to swim in circles

A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. Deletion of the...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-22

Seeing the world’s smallest universal joints

Researchers at Osaka University used electron cryomicroscopy to solve the structure of an essential component of the bacterial flagellum with unprecedented resolution

Researchers at Osaka University used electron cryomicroscopy to produce the most accurate images to date of the bacterial flagellar hook. This work ma...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-20

Non-invasive microscopy detects activation state and distinguishes between cell types

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-19

Researchers split the “AtoM” in search of a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at Osaka University discover a new type of bone-dissolving osteoclast that contributes to rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, disabling disease in which the joints become swollen and painfully inflamed. Current treatments can only reduce sym...

Engineering
2019-11-15

Novel tactile display using computer-controlled surface adhesion

Touch surfaces have become ubiquitous and enable users to intuitively manipulate the displayed contents with their fingers. One limitation is that the...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-8

When your microbiome and your genome aren’t a good combination

Researchers led by a team from Osaka University find a link between the gut microbiome, the host genome, and rheumatoid arthritis in Japanese patients

Research carried out by a team led by Osaka University has shown that various Prevotella species, along with several specific genes and biological pat...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-7

Researchers discover molecular light switch in photoreceptor cells

Researchers from Osaka University identify an enzyme that helps control vision in bright and dark spaces, with significant implications for the prevention of light-induced vision damage

Transducin, a protein found inside photoreceptor cells in vertebrate eyes, alters its cellular location in response to changes in light intensity, all...

Engineering
2019-10-31

Elucidation of cause of electromagnetic noise allows for EM noise-less electric circuits

Researchers from Osaka University developed equations for quantifying electromagnetic interference (EM noise) and elucidated its origin, allowing for the best circuit configuration to reduce EM noise

Researchers from Osaka University developed equations for quantifying electromagnetic interference (EM noise) and elucidated its origin, allowing for ...

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