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Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-22

Seeing the world’s smallest universal joints

Researchers at Osaka University used electron cryomicroscopy to solve the structure of an essential component of the bacterial flagellum with unprecedented resolution

Researchers at Osaka University used electron cryomicroscopy to produce the most accurate images to date of the bacterial flagellar hook. This work ma...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-20

Non-invasive microscopy detects activation state and distinguishes between cell types

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-19

Researchers split the “AtoM” in search of a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at Osaka University discover a new type of bone-dissolving osteoclast that contributes to rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, disabling disease in which the joints become swollen and painfully inflamed. Current treatments can only reduce sym...

Engineering
2019-11-15

Novel tactile display using computer-controlled surface adhesion

Touch surfaces have become ubiquitous and enable users to intuitively manipulate the displayed contents with their fingers. One limitation is that the...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-8

When your microbiome and your genome aren’t a good combination

Researchers led by a team from Osaka University find a link between the gut microbiome, the host genome, and rheumatoid arthritis in Japanese patients

Research carried out by a team led by Osaka University has shown that various Prevotella species, along with several specific genes and biological pat...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-7

Researchers discover molecular light switch in photoreceptor cells

Researchers from Osaka University identify an enzyme that helps control vision in bright and dark spaces, with significant implications for the prevention of light-induced vision damage

Transducin, a protein found inside photoreceptor cells in vertebrate eyes, alters its cellular location in response to changes in light intensity, all...

Engineering
2019-10-31

Elucidation of cause of electromagnetic noise allows for EM noise-less electric circuits

Researchers from Osaka University developed equations for quantifying electromagnetic interference (EM noise) and elucidated its origin, allowing for the best circuit configuration to reduce EM noise

Researchers from Osaka University developed equations for quantifying electromagnetic interference (EM noise) and elucidated its origin, allowing for ...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-10-17

Keep quiet or be eliminated: how cell competition modulates morphogen gradients

Osaka University-led study shows that communication between cells with normal and abnormal Wnt/β-catenin activity causes abnormal cells to die through production of reactive oxygen species

Tissue patterning is an important process during embryo formation, which ensures that groups of cells are arranged in an appropriate manner that allow...

2019-10-16

A close up on the real world — atomic migration under ambient conditions

Researchers from Osaka University take a closer look at electrostatically driven reactions at metal surfaces under atmospheric conditions

Osaka University researchers have reported an environmental transmission electron microscopy technique that has allowed in situ visualization of the a...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-10-4

Breaking the Stroma Barrier: Study Shows a New Way to Hit Cancer with Radiation

Researchers at Osaka University test a new cancer treatment in mice that guides high-strength radiotherapy directly to pancreatic tumors

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat cancer, but are not always effective and can have toxic side effects. Researchers at Osa...

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