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2018-11-8
New Integrated Analytical Approach Reveals Molecules Involved in Disease

Osaka University researchers developed a novel method of identifying disease-related molecules and processes. They achieved this by integrating geneti...

2018-7-12
Researchers discover key mechanism of DNA replication

Researchers from Osaka University in Japan have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understand...

2018-7-10
Obesity and Inflammation – A Deadly Combination for Prostate Cancer

A new Osaka-centered study identified the mechanisms of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced prostate cancer progression. They observed in a mouse model that H...

2018-6-27
Key Protein Providing Defense Against “Jumping Genes” Identified

International researchers revealed the crucial function of the protein HP1a for piRNA biogenesis, which is important for transposon silencing. Transpo...

2018-6-26
Rethinking Existing Method Opens New Doors for Cancer Diagnostics

Osaka University researchers overcame limitations of current DNA sequencers by using current-tunneling measurements to measure the base sequence and q...

2018-4-24
Study sheds light on recently evolved traits among Japanese descendants

Evolution allows advantageous traits to become predominant. Evolutionary adaptions that occur on comparatively short time scales are less well-underst...

2018-4-4
New light shed on how bone marrow niches keep stem cells thriving

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) require specialized niches in bone marrow to generate functional blood cells. CAR cells are among cell types located i...

2018-3-29
Formidable duo: protective effect of CD9 and CD81 in COPD and accelerated aging

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of accelerated lung aging, but the mechanism remains unclear. Osaka University-centered rese...

2018-2-6
Study reveals genetic basis of quantitative traits and diseases in Japanese

Osaka University-centered researchers presented one of the largest non-European genome-wide association study (GWAS) of quantitative biological traits...

2018-1-17
Mechanism of familial Parkinson’s disease clarified in fruit fly model

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, in which 15% of cases are linked to genetic mutations. The DNAJC13 gene has been link...

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