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2019-11-22
Seeing the world’s smallest universal joints

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

2019-11-7
Researchers discover molecular light switch in photoreceptor cells

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

2019-3-20
Electron Accelerators Reveal the Radical Secrets of Antioxidants

An Osaka University professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside...

2019-2-26
Gut Instinct: Bile Acid-Triggered Bacterial Adaptation Characterized

An international team led by Osaka University researchers has shown how the Salmonella protein RamR senses bile acids present in the gut, leading to t...

2018-12-21
The secret adaptive power of photosynthetic complex I is finally revealed

An international team including researchers from Osaka University has solved the structure of photosynthetic complex I using cryo-electron microscopy....

2018-12-8
Adventures in Phase Space: Unified Map on Plastic and Elastic Glasses

A research team led by Osaka University simulated glassy colloidal solids to understand their mechanical and failure properties. Under strain, the har...

2018-12-5
Eye-Opening Study Differentiates iPS Cells into Various Ocular Lineages

Osaka University researchers revealed that culturing human induced pluripotent stem cells with different isoforms of the extracellular component lamin...

2018-11-14
Researchers in Japan Make Android Child’s Face Strikingly More Expressive

2018-11-13
Pulling the Genome Apart: Chromosome Segregation During Mitosis Explained

Osaka University researchers shed light on the protein complexes and processes that enable microtubules to bind to the centromeres of chromosomes and ...

2018-11-2
Building Better Batteries by Borrowing from Biology

Using knowledge of biological ion channels, Osaka University researchers developed a new crystalline material containing potassium that may one day re...

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