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2019-3-11
Winning the Arms Race: Analysis Reveals Key Gene for Bacterial Infection

Researchers at Osaka University applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the...

2019-2-4
Japanese Study Finds Concerning Trends in Cervical Cancer and Treatment Response

Osaka University-centered research examined a large-scale Japanese data cohort for trends in cervical cancer prevalence, treatment, and survival. They...

2019-1-10
Novel viral identification method developed

A research team led by Osaka University created a novel nanobio device for single-virus detections by combining a nanopore sensor with peptide bioengi...

2018-12-18
Threat of “nightmare bacteria” exhibiting resistance to last-resort antibiotic colistin

Researchers examined the dissemination of colistin-resistant bacteria among residents of rural communities in Vietnam to find that the prevalence of c...

2018-11-21
How low can we go? Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that may cause a serious outbreak at any time. Here, an Osaka University-led research team develo...

2018-11-20
Going viral: New cells for norovirus production in the lab

Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, an Osaka University-led resear...

2018-11-20
Lung Neuropeptide Exacerbates Lethal Influenza Virus Infection

Researchers found that lung immune cells (phagocytes) produce increased levels of neuropeptide Y (NPY) when mice are infected with severe influenza vi...

2018-10-23
The Mincle receptor provides protective immunity against Group A Streptococcus

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes invasive infections that result in high mortality. Despite being susceptible to many antibiotics, GAS continues to ...

2018-8-29
Dectin-1-mediated pain is critical for the resolution of fungal inflammation

Candidiasis is a painful infection that affects a large number of individuals, occasionally causing severe pain that is solely controlled by resolutio...

2018-3-30
Even short travel can spread colistin-resistant bacteria

The use of the antibiotic colistin, a last-resort treatment option in the infection by multidrug-resistant bacteria, is increasingly impeded by colist...

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