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2016-10-7

A checker for evaluating red blood cell (RBC) deformability at the highest level developed

Will be useful for evaluating the risk of cardiac and cerebral infarcts

A group of researchers developed an RBC deformability checker containing a microfluidic channel boasting the world’s highest-level correlation value, ...

2016-10-3

Schematic diagrams showing the roles of SNAP23 in pancreatic β cells

SNAP23 inhibitor increased insulin secretion in mice, suggesting potential use as a novel therapy for diabetes

A group of researchers generated pancreatic exocrine- or endocrine-specific SNAP23 knockout mice to investigate the in vivo function of SNAP23 and fou...

2016-9-13

Mechanism behind fatty liver elucidated

Autophagy suppression factor Rubicon causes lipid accumulation in the liver and hepatic disorder

A group of researchers clarified that increased expression of Rubicon in the liver caused fatty liver. This group demonstrated an acquired environment...

2016-9-2

Sex-related differences in acquired gene expression clarified

Achievements by Japan’s first twin research center

A research group examined individual differences in DNA methylation levels in identical twins. By eliminating genetic factors, they analyzed individua...

2016-9-1

Osaka University and Eli Lilly and Company sign accord for joint research on innovative approach to prevent obesity

Osaka University and Eli Lilly and Company signed a research collaboration accord for an innovative approach to prevent obesity on August 25, 2016. In...

2016-8-31

Method for predicting cognitive and social functions in schizophrenia patients developed

A tool to support rehabilitation

A group of researchers developed an easy-to-use method (a simplified version of currently used tests) for predicting cognitive function and functional...

2016-8-10

Discovery of Molecular Marker Specific to Early Embryonic Heart Development

Will lead to development of regeneration and cell replacement therapy for heart failure

A group of researchers discovered a surface marker, GFRA2, as a marker of cardiomyocyte precursors (cell surface antigens). It is thought that it will...

2016-8-10

A therapeutic method for triglyceride deposit cardiomyovasculopathy developed

The new refractory disease called “obesity of the heart”

A research group developed a treatment method for triglyceride deposit cardiomyovasculopathy (TGCV), the refractory disease that the group discovered ...

2016-8-9

Gene region for determining susceptibility to the development of LADC with EGFR mutation discovered

Involvement of six gene regions including HLA genes responsible for immunity

A group of researchers discovered the gene region determining the susceptibility to the development of LADC with EGFR mutation, which accounts for nea...

2016-8-8

Successful structural analysis of α-synuclein, a neuropathological hallmark of Parkinson’s disease

A clue for treating the disease

A group of researchers succeeded in refining α-syn from human red blood cells (RBCs) and analyzing its structure in solution under physiological condi...

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