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New on/off functionality for fast, sensitive, ultra-small technologies

A research team including Osaka University reports an ultra-small actuator with the fastest on/off switch and most precise position control in the world

Natural Sciences

How to have a blast like a black hole

Scientists at Osaka University use extremely intense laser pulses to create magnetized-plasma conditions comparable to those surrounding a black hole, research that may help explain the still mysterious X-rays that can be emitted from some celestial bodies

Life Sciences & Medicine

Faulty transportation of messenger RNA is the culprit in ALS

The lack of protein TDP-43 in two neurodegenerative diseases is shown to prevent neuron growth via failed transport of RNA and subsequent absence of protein synthesis in axons

Natural Sciences

Planetary ball-milling helps protect our planet from plastics pollution

Researchers from Osaka University have developed eco-friendly polymer materials with extended functional lifespans that are self-healing, tough and recyclable, by innovatively using a planetary ball mixing method

Life Sciences & Medicine

RNA quality control system goes awry in frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Researchers at Osaka University identify vicious cycle involving RNA exosome that accelerates disease progression in FTLD/ALS

Life Sciences & Medicine

Antibody blockade effective in treatment of severe COVID-19

A team of researchers led by Osaka University find an overlap in the pathogenesis of cytokine release syndrome and COVID-19, and show that the symptoms of both can be alleviated by IL-6 signaling blockade


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