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2019-11-29
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails

A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. Deletion of the...

2019-10-17
Keep quiet or be eliminated: how cell competition modulates morphogen gradients

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

2019-4-18
Location is everything for plant cell differentiation

During development, plant cell differentiation is guided by location rather than lineage. Now, researchers from Osaka University have shown that the a...

2019-2-6
More Physical Than Chemical: Researchers Show What Really Gets Cells Going

Collective cell migration is essential in many organisms, with roles in human cellular processes including cancer invasion and wound healing. Now, a t...

2019-1-18
A Real Turn On: Evolutionary Rotation of Fly Genitalia Tied to Mating Success

Osaka University researchers sought evidence that developmental genital rotation of flies in the order Diptera evolved in correlation with a shift to ...

2018-6-11
Organ regeneration is no longer a distant dream

Researchers at Osaka University used live imaging of the Drosophila embryonic hindgut and computer simulations to clarify that a novel cellular behavi...

2018-5-25
The mystery of masculinization in Daphnia magna unraveled

Researchers at Osaka University discovered lncRNAs to activate the male-determining gene doublesex1 (Dsx1) necessary for sex determination in the crus...

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