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Life Sciences & Medicine

It’s in our genome: Uncovering clues to longevity from human genetics

Researchers from Osaka University use genetic and clinical information of 700,000 individuals worldwide to show that high blood pressure and obesity are the strongest risk factors for reduced lifespan in our generation

Researchers from Osaka University found that high blood pressure and obesity are the strongest factors reducing lifespan based on genetic and clinical...

Life Sciences & Medicine

Modeling the human eye in a dish

Researchers from Osaka University develop a novel human stem cell model to study eye development, biology and disease in a dish

Researchers from Osaka University developed and validated a novel PITX2-eGFP hiPSC reporter line to model the development of periocular mesenchymal ce...

Natural Sciences

How do you power billions of sensors? By converting waste heat into electricity

Researchers at Osaka University are helping to power portable sensors that do not use batteries by generating electricity from heat that is otherwise wasted

Osaka University researchers found that thermoelectric power generators lose a great deal of their possible output power because of thermal and electr...


Designing minimal and scalable insect-inspired multi-locomotion millirobots

An international research team constructed insect-size millirobots with the ability to fling themselves into the air like trap-jaw ants


New molecular sensor ticks the “trillion sensor universe” boxes

Researchers report a robust lightweight low-cost molecular sensor based on paper for efficient gas detection

Life Sciences & Medicine

How tissues harm themselves during wound healing

Researchers from Osaka University identify the protein Rbm7 as a novel regulator of the development of tissue fibrosis

Researchers from Osaka University discovered that increased expression of Rbm7 in apoptotic tissue cells results in the recruitment of segregated-nucl...


China’s special economic zones found to reap billions of dollars in net benefits

Study of a mid-2000s wave of new special economic zones in China finds net economic benefits of over US$15 billion thanks to capital investment, employment, business entries, and other factors

Life Sciences & Medicine

Learning how cancer cells coordinate and collaborate to multiply and metastasize

Researchers from Osaka University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology show that cancer cells cultured on Matrigel migrate to form a network structure as they do in vivo, and describe the forces responsible

Researchers from Osaka University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology have cultured epithelial-like cancer cells o...


Made to Degrade (Eventually)

Marine biodegradable plastics with high strength and water resistance developed from starch and cellulose

A research team led by Osaka University developed a high-strength marine biodegradable plastic sheet by combining two ubiquitous biomass resources, st...


Tricky reaction sequence gets a major boost from a flow setup and statistics

Researchers from Osaka University optimize a complicated domino reaction in a flow system via machine learning to efficiently screen multiple variables, attaining high selectivity and yield of a potential biologically active compound

Researchers from Osaka University have shown that the enantioselective organocatalyzed Rauhut–Currier and [3+2] annulation sequence in a microflow sys...

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