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2019-12-6
Genomic cut and paste using a Class 1 CRISPR system

Repairing faulty genes to prevent and cure disease is something researchers have been working towards for many years. While Class 2 CRISPR systems sho...

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...

2019-11-22
Seeing the world’s smallest universal joints

Researchers at Osaka University used electron cryomicroscopy to produce the most accurate images to date of the bacterial flagellar hook. This work ma...

2019-11-19
Researchers split the “AtoM” in search of a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, disabling disease in which the joints become swollen and painfully inflamed. Current treatments can only reduce sym...

2019-11-8
When your microbiome and your genome aren’t a good combination

Research carried out by a team led by Osaka University has shown that various Prevotella species, along with several specific genes and biological pat...

2019-11-7
Researchers discover molecular light switch in photoreceptor cells

Transducin, a protein found inside photoreceptor cells in vertebrate eyes, alters its cellular location in response to changes in light intensity, all...

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...

2019-8-30
Methylation of microRNA may be a new powerful biomarker for cancer

Researchers from Osaka University found that levels of methylated microRNA were significantly higher in tissue and serum from cancer patients compared...

2019-8-28
Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment

Hepatoblastoma is a rare liver cancer that mainly affects infants and young children and is associated with mutations in the β-catenin gene. Researche...

2019-8-9
Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associate...

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