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Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-1-9

Getting to the "Heart" of Heart Beats: Cardiac thin filament structure and function revealed

Osaka University researchers use electron cryomicroscopy to visualize the most detailed images of cardiac muscle thin filaments to date, revealing for the first time structural changes that regulate heart beat function

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

Natural Sciences
2020-1-8

Light-up wheels: Unique organic light-emitting molecular emitters

Researchers at Osaka University design and synthesize highly efficient carbon-based 3rd-generation OLED molecular emitters by linking the donor and acceptor modules into a ring

Researchers at Osaka University synthesized novel OLEDs based on efficient ring-shaped molecular macrocycles. This work may help lead to sensitive, ye...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-1-6

Peering into the genome of brain tumor

Osaka University-led research introduces a machine-learning algorithm for predicting genetic mutations of malignant brain tumor types based only on MRI, offering promise for noninvasive diagnosis and faster treatment

Scientists at Osaka University have created a machine learning method for classifying the mutations of glioma brain tumors based on MR images alone. T...

Engineering
2019-12-16

Utilizing relativistic effects for laser fusion: A new approach for clean power

Activating relativistic effects of intense laser light in plasma, researchers at Osaka University test a new method for achieving consistent nuclear fusion, which may lead to cheaper and emission-free energy production

Researchers at Osaka University studied a new approach for laser nuclear fusion utilizing relativistic phenomena of intense laser light. By irradiatin...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-12-11

Hematopoietic stem cell marker: A key player in the ontogeny of hematopoiesis

A research team led by Osaka University revealed that Endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule, a surface marker for hematopoietic stem cells and ...

Engineering
2019-12-10

(Noise-) Less is More

Development of high precision 3D circuit simulator allows for electromagnetic noise-less circuit layout

Researchers from Osaka University developed a high precision 3D circuit simulator in the time-domain for quantifying EM noise and elucidated its origi...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-12-6

Genomic cut and paste using a Class 1 CRISPR system

Japanese researchers led by Osaka University show that a Class 1 CRISPR gene editing system can achieve functional DNA repairs in human cells with no prominent off-target effects

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

Engineering
2019-12-2

A trick for taming terahertz transmissions

Researchers at Osaka University invent a new receiver for terahertz-frequency radiation

Osaka University researchers have invented a wireless communication receiver that can operate in the terahertz frequency band. By increasing the sensi...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-29

Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails

A team led by researchers from Osaka University identify a protein required for electrical signal sensing, which, when defective, causes sperm to swim in circles

A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. Deletion of the...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-22

Seeing the world’s smallest universal joints

Researchers at Osaka University used electron cryomicroscopy to solve the structure of an essential component of the bacterial flagellum with unprecedented resolution

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

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