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2017-11-2

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...

2017-8-22

The pancreas provides a potential drug candidate for brain disease

Osaka University researchers show FGF21, a factor secreted by the pancreas, promotes remyelination in the central nervous system after injury

2017-8-21

Faulty DNA repair depresses neural development

Osaka University researchers discover DNA polymerase β (Polβ) deficiency in neural stem cells affects neuronal survival and neural network in the developing brain.

2017-8-4

Assembling nanomachines in bacteria

Osaka University researchers use X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to resolve the assembly of the export gate apparatus in Salmonella

Osaka University researchers use X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to resolve the assembly of the export gate apparatus in Salmonella. The...

2017-8-1

Using DNA to predict schizophrenia and autism

Osaka University researchers show in a multi-institute collaboration that a single amino acid substitution in the protein CX3CR1 may act as predictor for schizophrenia and autism

2017-7-25

An evolutionary breakpoint in cell division

Japanese researchers from Osaka University have discovered that the interaction between two proteins, M18BP1/KNL2 and CENP-A, is essential for cell division in various species except for mammals including humans

2017-7-7

Blood vessels are not designed to fight infection

2017-4-13

Regulator of Chromosome Structure Crucial to Healthy Brain Function and Nerve Development

Research led by Osaka University identifies cohesin protein as key to control of chromosome structure underlying nerve cell network formation

2017-1-26

Using nature to build nanomachines

Osaka University scientists image individual units of nano-sized rotary machines in bacteria

2017-1-12

Effects of forced movements on sensory–motor associative learning confirmed in rat experiments

Will lead to application to neurorehabilitation technology

A group of researchers developed an experiment model for rats in order to examine effects of an apparatus for generating forced movements and demonstr...

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