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An oral splint that can reduce Tourette syndrome tics

Researchers at Osaka University develop an oral device that effectively reduces motor and vocal tics in patients with Tourette syndrome

Osaka University researchers developed a new device that ameliorates the characteristic vocal and motor tics of Tourette syndrome. By biting down on t...

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The seeds of Parkinson’s disease: amyloid fibrils that move through the brain

Using X-ray imaging of post mortem brains, researchers find α-synuclein aggregates that can move through the brain before developing into Lewy bodies, the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at Osaka University used microbeam X-ray diffraction to study the ultrastructure of Lewy bodies in post-mortem brains of Parkinson’s disea...

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Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain

Researchers from Osaka University find that a protein with roles in neuron development and cell adhesion is also a key factor in pain sensitization

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associate...

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Interregional differences in somatic genetic landscape diversify prognosis in glioblastoma


Secure computation of genome data from multiple institutes with minimum invasion of privacy verified

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Lymph nodes can predict survival in patients with esophageal cancer

Researchers from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine find that lymph nodes may be more useful than previously-used indicators for predicting recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer

It is difficult for physicians to estimate recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Researchers from Osaka University have found th...

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A Japan First! Osaka U Researcher to Receive Academic Prize at Cosmetic Victories 2019

Researcher in joint research group between Osaka University and Mandom Corporation wins prize at the world’s largest cosmetics cluster for proposing new concepts for next-generation antiperspirants

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A gut feeling: microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer

Researchers reveal specific changes in the gut microbiota at different stages of colorectal cancer that may lead to important detection methods or further understanding of colorectal cancer development

Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health ...

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Immunotherapy and Diabetes: A Game of Hide and Seek?

Researchers at Osaka University investigate a unique patient case to shed light on why some cancer patients taking immunotherapy end up with type 1 diabetes

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are emerging as an effective treatment for certain cancers, but in rare cases can cause autoimmune diseases. Resea...

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Stopping Parkinson’s disease before it starts

A research team led by Osaka University develops a novel gene therapy approach that blocks the accumulation of α-synuclein in the brain, preventing the development of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Characterized by accumulation of the prote...

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