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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...

2019-7-17
New Method Increases Accuracy of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Identification

The more than 200 species of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are notoriously difficult to differentiate, delaying the implementation of targeted ant...

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...

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