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2018-11-14

Researchers in Japan Make Android Child’s Face Strikingly More Expressive

Researchers at Osaka University employ a quantitative approach to add rich nuance to the expressions of their robot child face

Engineering
2018-11-14

Feeling the Pressure with Universal Tactile Imaging

Researchers use thin conductive layers and a tomography-based approach to develop low-cost tactile imaging sensors that can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-11-13

Pulling the Genome Apart: Chromosome Segregation During Mitosis Explained

Researchers reveal the importance of a pathway in controlling the segregation of chromosomes when cells divide, which could be useful for treating a range of diseases associated with abnormal cell division

Osaka University researchers shed light on the protein complexes and processes that enable microtubules to bind to the centromeres of chromosomes and ...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-11-8

New Integrated Analytical Approach Reveals Molecules Involved in Disease

Researchers at Osaka University and colleagues establish a method that integrates genetic and molecular data to reveal tissue-specific features that have novel associations with diseases

Osaka University researchers developed a novel method of identifying disease-related molecules and processes. They achieved this by integrating geneti...

Engineering
2018-11-5

Photo recognition that keeps personal interests private

Researchers at Osaka University propose a privacy-preserving framework for image recognition that eliminates the high computational cost of encryption

Photo-based information services that use image recognition can identify a user's location and other private information, such as personal interests a...

Engineering
2018-10-31

Powered by Windows: Enhanced Power Factor in Transparent Thermoelectric Nanowire Materials

A research group led by Professor Yoshiaki Nakamura of Osaka University successfully developed a methodology for enhancing thermoelectric power factor...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-10-31

Patient registrations are now open at RUDY JAPAN website

RUDY JAPAN collects data directly from patients with rare diseases through self-completed questionnaires via web-based platform

A research team at Osaka University developed the Japanese version of the Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases Study (RUDY), RUDY JAPAN. Through collaboratio...

2018-10-30

Molecular Inhibition Gets Cells on the Move

Researchers at Osaka University show how the mutual inhibition of two molecules results in their localization at opposite ends of cells, acting as a trigger for the formation of appendages at one cell end that makes directional cell movement possible

Osaka University researchers revealed that two molecules, PTEN and PIP3, mutually inhibit each other to ensure their exclusive distribution at opposit...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-10-23

The Mincle receptor provides protective immunity against Group A Streptococcus

Osaka University-led study shows that Mincle initiates antibacterial response to Group A Streptococcus upon recognition of MGDG, an anchor of lipoteichoic acid

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes invasive infections that result in high mortality. Despite being susceptible to many antibiotics, GAS continues to ...

Engineering
2018-10-17

Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination

Researchers from Osaka University develop a fluorinated electron-acceptor unit for high performance organic semiconductors

Osaka researchers synthesized a fluorinated electron-acceptor for use in organic semiconductors. The high electronegativity of the fluorine substituen...

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