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Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-5-19

Neuron guidance factor found to play a key role in immune cell function

Researchers at Osaka University identify protein that helps maintain energy supplies in immune cells that protect against inflammatory disorders

Macrophages are white blood cells that perform different functions with different energy needs. M2-type macrophages have anti-inflammatory properties ...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-5-7

High efficiency synthesis of insulin by self-assembly based organic chemistry

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-4-27

How do cells sense glutamine and control their autophagy and activation?

Glutamine-dependent activation of cell growth discovered

Scientists at Osaka University clarified that the Pib2 complex directly bound to glutamine in yeast cells, which activated a signaling pathway for cel...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-4-26

Study sheds light on bacterial propeller assembly

Japanese researchers propose a model for how the parts of a bacterial flagellum are assembled

The bacterial flagellum is a motor whose assembly occurs in an ordered, stepwise fashion. However, the molecular details of this ordered assembly are ...

Engineering
2018-4-26

Invisible structures exposed!

Scientists at Osaka University succeeded in 3D reconstruction of hidden branch structures by using image analysis and artificial intelligence technology, a world first

Scientists at Osaka University succeeded in reconstruction of plant branch structures, including the branch structures under leaves, by using image an...

2018-4-24

Uncovering the secret law of the evolution of galaxy clusters

Analysis of Gravitational lensing data by an international research team reveals that the evolution of galaxy clusters is dictated by a surprisingly simple law, which clearly shows that they are still growing.

2018-4-24

Study sheds light on recently evolved traits among Japanese descendants

Researchers centered at Osaka University identify genetic traits that evolved very recently in human history among Japanese populations

Evolution allows advantageous traits to become predominant. Evolutionary adaptions that occur on comparatively short time scales are less well-underst...

Natural Sciences
2018-4-23

Scientists discover the secret behind the stability of carbon isotopes

International collaboration led by Osaka University identifies that proton number six is a magic number for neutron-rich carbon isotopes

An international research collaboration led by Osaka University has provided experimental and theoretical evidence for the existence of the magic numb...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-4-19

How adiponectin reduces lipids through exosomes elucidated

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-4-18

Accepted or Rejected? Uncovering How Fate of B Cell is Determined

Osaka University-centered researchers elucidate the mechanisms of B cell differentiation in the germinal center

Osaka University-centered researchers identify the plasma cell-prone B cells in the light zone of germinal centers. Higher expression of the proteins ...

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