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Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-6-18

Antioxidant agent may prevent chronic kidney disease and Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Osaka University develop a novel dietary silicon-based antioxidant agent with renoprotective and neuroprotective effects

Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel dietary silicon-based antioxidant agent with renoprotective and neuroprotective effects. They show...

Engineering
2020-6-17

Virtual demolition

Scientists at Osaka University develop an augmented reality algorithm for viewing landscapes with buildings and/or pedestrians digitally removed, which may become standard for urban planning in busy areas with many distractions present

Scientists at Osaka University show how buildings and moving objects can be virtually removed from real-time images in a process of “diminished realit...

Engineering
2020-6-10

All of the performance, none of the fuss: nitrile hydrogenation done right

Osaka University researchers synthesize an easy-to-handle nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst for efficient hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines

Osaka University researchers developed a nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst (nano-Co2P) for the hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines. Nano-Co2P was...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-6-5

Novel switch protein that ‘turns on’ sperm for fertilization

Researchers from Osaka University and Baylor College of Medicine identify a protein secreted by the testis that travels downstream through the lumen to differentiate the epididymis and mature sperm

Researchers from Osaka University and Baylor College of Medicine discovered a signaling cascade in which the testicular protein NELL2 travels through ...

Natural Sciences
2020-6-1

Lighting the way to porous electronics and sensors

Researchers from Osaka University introduce a straightforward fabrication method that dramatically improves the gas sensing performance of a common ceramic

Researchers from Osaka University have created porous titanium dioxide ceramic thin films, at high temperatures and room temperature. The thin ceramic...

Natural Sciences
2020-5-29

Ultrasonic technique discloses the identity of graphite

A group of scientists evaluated the interplanar bond strength of graphene by measuring the elastic constant of graphite, demonstrating that the elastic constant of monocrystalline graphite was higher than conventionally believed

A group of researchers, led by Osaka University, created a high-quality defect-free monocrystalline graphite, and measured the elastic constant, demon...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-5-27

A natural amino acid could be a novel treatment for polyglutamine diseases

Researchers identify the amino acid arginine as a potential disease-modifying drug for polyglutamine diseases, such as familial spinocerebellar ataxia and Huntington disease

Researchers from Osaka University, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Niigata University identified the amino acid arginine as a potenti...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-5-26

Catch and release: collagen-mediated control of PEDF availability

Researchers led by Osaka University show that collagen maturation regulates the availability of PEDF, a secreted protein that influences whether a cell lives or dies

Extracellular ligand PEDF holds cell fate in its hands, inducing cell death or promoting survival depending on which host cell receptor it binds to. H...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-5-22

A vaccine targeting aged cells mitigates metabolic disorders in obese mice

Researchers from Osaka University develop a novel vaccine that removes senescent immune cells from the body to improve obesity-induced metabolic disorders

Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel vaccine that removes senescent T cells from adipose tissues. They showed that vaccinated obese mic...

Engineering
2020-5-20

Three-dimensional chessboards

Researchers at Osaka University develop liquid-phase 3D-patterning to create nanocellulose films aligned along multiple axes within the same sheet

Scientists at Osaka University develop a liquid-phase method for 3D-printing nanocellulose fibers aligned in multiple directions. This work may help w...

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