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2019-6-7
Nuclear pore complex outer rings: no longer “one size fits all”

In eukaryotic cells, molecules can only move into or out of the nucleus through specialized channels called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Each NPC ha...

2019-5-21
Stopping Parkinson’s disease before it starts

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Characterized by accumulation of the prote...

2019-5-17
Artificial peptide bond formation provides clues to creation of life on Earth

Using amino thioacids rather than regular amino acids, Osaka University researchers established a new method to form α-peptide bonds for polypeptide c...

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...

2019-3-20
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...

2019-3-11
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...

2019-3-6
Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Making Blood Thicker than Water

An Osaka University-led team revealed that Ragnase-1 is a key regulator of the self-renewal and differentiation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor c...

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...

2019-2-22
Treatment to a T? Taking a BiTE Out of Lung Cancer

An Osaka University-led research team assayed T cell cytotoxicity in tumor tissue in lung cancer, along with normal lung tissue and peripheral blood. ...

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...

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