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2019-6-18
Using graphene and tiny droplets to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria

A Japan-based research team led by Osaka University used graphene and microfluidics to identify stomach-cancer causing bacteria by detecting chemical ...

2019-6-11
Uncovering Possible Role of Polyphosphate in Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

Researchers from Osaka University found that the low concentrations of the naturally occurring biopolymer, polyphosphate (polyP), induces amyloid form...

2019-6-7
A gut feeling: microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer

Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health ...

2019-6-5
Immunotherapy and Diabetes: A Game of Hide and Seek?

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are emerging as an effective treatment for certain cancers, but in rare cases can cause autoimmune diseases. Resea...

2019-4-12
Novel and rapid device opens new doors for Parkinson’s disease diagnostics

2019-3-27
Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation

Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment. An Osaka Universi...

2019-3-1
ECG rhythm and Airway Management Make All the Difference During A Heart Attack

Japan-based research examined a large-scale national registry of cardiac arrest cases to measure the effects of advanced airway management (AAM) on 1-...

2019-2-28
Adipocyte glucocorticoid receptors play a role in developing steroid diabetes

Researchers at Osaka University focused on glucocorticoid receptors (GRs), the receptors for the body’s endogenous steroids, clarifying part of the me...

2019-2-21
Pumping Iron Could Save Your Life

Researchers from Osaka University have found that sarcopenia, a condition characterized by decreased skeletal muscle mass, is strongly associated with...

2019-2-19
The key to increased lifespan? Rubicon alters autophagy in animals during aging

Autophagy is an important biological recycling mechanism that influences the progression of aging in animals. Here, age-related changes in autophagy w...

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