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2020-6-23
The protein that stands between us and autoimmunity

Researchers from Osaka University identified the epigenetic proteins Tet2 and Tet3 as key regulators of B cell function. They showed that these protei...

2020-6-18
Antioxidant agent may prevent chronic kidney disease and Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel dietary silicon-based antioxidant agent with renoprotective and neuroprotective effects. They show...

2020-5-27
A natural amino acid could be a novel treatment for polyglutamine diseases

Researchers from Osaka University, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Niigata University identified the amino acid arginine as a potenti...

2020-5-22
A vaccine targeting aged cells mitigates metabolic disorders in obese mice

Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel vaccine that removes senescent T cells from adipose tissues. They showed that vaccinated obese mic...

2020-3-24
Modeling the human eye in a dish

Researchers from Osaka University developed and validated a novel PITX2-eGFP hiPSC reporter line to model the development of periocular mesenchymal ce...

2020-3-18
How tissues harm themselves during wound healing

Researchers from Osaka University discovered that increased expression of Rbm7 in apoptotic tissue cells results in the recruitment of segregated-nucl...

2020-2-20
A tadpole with a twist: Left–right asymmetric development of Oikopleura dioica

2020-2-15
Huntington’s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab

An international team of researchers identifies a compound that corrects genetic abnormalities involved in the onset and progression of Huntington’s d...

2020-1-20
Key to beating colorectal cancer hiding in plain sight?

Colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the developed world, is intrinsically resistant to many drug therapies. In an attempt to identify...

2020-1-9
Getting to the "Heart" of Heart Beats: Cardiac thin filament structure and function revealed

Osaka University team uses advanced electron cryomicroscopy and image analysis to reveal the structure of vital muscle thin filaments in the heart wit...

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