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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...

Life Sciences & Medicine

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...

Life Sciences & Medicine

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...


Excited motion of single protein molecule in aggregation process observed

Will lead to the development of new medicines for Alzheimer disease

A group of researchers observed a random motion in and around a protein molecule in the aggregation processes of protein molecules (lysozyme) in a sup...

Life Sciences & Medicine

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...

Life Sciences & Medicine

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


Successful low temperature growth of high-quality metal oxide nanowires

Will lead to application to solar cells and lithium-ion batteries

A group of researchers developed a method for reducing the growth temperature in a vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) process of metal oxide nanowires. This met...

Life Sciences & Medicine

Mending hearts in three dimensions

Kyoto-Osaka team uses hiPSCs to repair myocardial infarctions in rats

Life Sciences & Medicine

Successful cardiogenic shock treatment using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device

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