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Natural Sciences
2018-8-8

Particles collected by Hayabusa give absolute age of asteroid Itokawa

Japanese research group clarifies the chronology of near-Earth asteroid 25143 Itokawa

Japanese scientists, including those from Osaka University, closely examined particles collected from the asteroid Itokawa by the spacecraft Hayabusa,...

Engineering
2018-7-13

Brain function partly replicated by nanomaterials

Molecular/carbon nanotube network devices enable artificial spiking neurons that mimic nerve impulse generation

Osaka University-centered researchers created extremely dense, random SWNT/POM network molecular neuromorphic devices, generating spontaneous spikes s...

2018-7-12

Researchers discover key mechanism of DNA replication

Researchers from Osaka University in Japan have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understand...

Natural Sciences
2018-7-9

In pursuit of quasicrystal properties that are not seen in crystals

Dirac fermion quasicrystals realized using a novel method

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-6-28

Successful in vitro reconstitution of type III secretion system of bacteria

Will be applied to screening of drugs that eliminate only virulence

2018-6-21

Mechanisms of DNA mismatch repair unraveled

Will lead to the prevention of cancer development

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-6-15

Competition for space: oncogenic mutant cells vs normal cells

Osaka University-led researchers reveal the mechanism behind space expansion of oncogenic mutant cells

Osaka University-led researchers discovered how oncogenic mutant cells selectively expand into surrounding normal tissues and occupy them based on pre...

Natural Sciences
2018-6-13

Ratchet Up the Pressure: Molecular Machine Exploits Motion in a Single Direction

Osaka University-led researchers invent “ratchet-like molecular machine,” where a chemical reaction is coupled with unidirectional movement, as a possible component for molecular motors

A Japanese research team led by Osaka University developed a “ratchet-like molecular machine,” which promotes uni-directional molecular motion during ...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-6-11

Organ regeneration is no longer a distant dream

Osaka University scientists clarify what cellular behavior drives left-right (LR) asymmetric organ morphogenesis

Researchers at Osaka University used live imaging of the Drosophila embryonic hindgut and computer simulations to clarify that a novel cellular behavi...

Natural Sciences
2018-5-24

Quantum memories with cold atoms work in optic fiber communication

A new technology for long-distance quantum networks

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