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Discovery of key molecules involved in severe malaria

A new target for malaria vaccine


Dibenzoazepine Defender: Drug Found to be Effective Against Resistant Hepatitis C

Osaka University researchers identify class of chemicals that can combat resistant strains of the hepatitis C virus, as well as parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis

Chronic hepatitis C infection can lead to serious liver diseases. Antivirals that directly target hepatitis C virus (HCV) proteins are effective, but ...


Immune diseases inflict identical twins differently

Osaka University scientists explain why only one identical twin is at risk for autoimmune diseases


New Strategy for Multiple Myeloma Immunotherapy

Osaka University study unveils new target for monoclonal antibody-based treatment of cancer

Cancer-specific proteins have been identified for the development of monoclonal antibody (mA)-based therapies, but there remains a need to uncover new...


Walk This Way: A Better Way to Identify Gait Differences

Osaka University researchers design a gait recognition method that can overcome intra-subject variations by view differences

Human traits such as the face, voice, and gait are commonly used for biometric-based person recognition. Although gait is one of the most practical tr...


Gender roles in ancient times

Japanese scientists show how the expression of a single gene, doublesex1, in the embryo of the ancient crustacean Daphnia magna determines the growth of gender-specific traits

Two new studies by Osaka University researchers provide insights on why male and female bodies of the same species differ. The studies show factors th...


How Bacteria Get Their Groove: Mechanism behind Flagellar Motility

Osaka University study sheds light on mechanism underlying the assembly and activation of flagellar motor in the bacteria Bacillus subtilis

Most motile bacteria move by the use of flagella. While the flagellar motor components have been identified, it remains unclear how they are assembled...


Pathological Mechanisms in Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Unveiled

Osaka University-centered researchers reveal abnormal myokine signaling in congenital myotonic dystrophy

Congenital myotonic dystrophy (CDM) is a severe form of myotonic dystrophy characterized by muscle fiber immaturity not observed in adult DM, suggesti...


Monolayer/spheroid cell culture switching method using ureido polymer solution developed

A group of researchers developed a novel culture method using polymer molecules which allows for controlling the aggregation state in the cell culture...


Successful implantation of heart pump with power cable behind the ear, a Japan first!

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