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Engineering
2020-7-1

Old X-Rays, New Vision: A Nano-Focused X-Ray Laser

Researchers enhance the accuracy of X-ray free-electron laser measurements closer to the diameter of typical atoms than previously possible

Researchers at Osaka University, in collaboration with RIKEN and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), have focused the beam of an X...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-7-1

Task force formed to identify genetic clues to COVID-19 susceptibility

Universities and medical institutions in Japan established a task force to examine genes associated with COVID-19 immune response by collecting samples from Japanese patients, aiming to apply their findings to the development of mucosal vaccine

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-6-23

The protein that stands between us and autoimmunity

Researchers from Osaka University identify the proteins Tet2 and Tet3 as key regulators of B cell activity 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...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-6-18

Antioxidant agent may prevent chronic kidney disease and Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Osaka University develop a novel dietary silicon-based antioxidant agent with renoprotective and neuroprotective effects

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

Engineering
2020-6-17

Virtual demolition

Scientists at Osaka University develop an augmented reality algorithm for viewing landscapes with buildings and/or pedestrians digitally removed, which may become standard for urban planning in busy areas with many distractions present

Scientists at Osaka University show how buildings and moving objects can be virtually removed from real-time images in a process of “diminished realit...

Engineering
2020-6-10

All of the performance, none of the fuss: nitrile hydrogenation done right

Osaka University researchers synthesize an easy-to-handle nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst for efficient hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines

Osaka University researchers developed a nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst (nano-Co2P) for the hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines. Nano-Co2P was...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-6-5

Novel switch protein that ‘turns on’ sperm for fertilization

Researchers from Osaka University and Baylor College of Medicine identify a protein secreted by the testis that travels downstream through the lumen to differentiate the epididymis and mature sperm

Researchers from Osaka University and Baylor College of Medicine discovered a signaling cascade in which the testicular protein NELL2 travels through ...

Natural Sciences
2020-6-1

Lighting the way to porous electronics and sensors

Researchers from Osaka University introduce a straightforward fabrication method that dramatically improves the gas sensing performance of a common ceramic

Researchers from Osaka University have created porous titanium dioxide ceramic thin films, at high temperatures and room temperature. The thin ceramic...

Natural Sciences
2020-5-29

Ultrasonic technique discloses the identity of graphite

A group of scientists evaluated the interplanar bond strength of graphene by measuring the elastic constant of graphite, demonstrating that the elastic constant of monocrystalline graphite was higher than conventionally believed

A group of researchers, led by Osaka University, created a high-quality defect-free monocrystalline graphite, and measured the elastic constant, demon...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-5-27

A natural amino acid could be a novel treatment for polyglutamine diseases

Researchers identify the amino acid arginine as a potential disease-modifying drug for polyglutamine diseases, such as familial spinocerebellar ataxia and Huntington disease

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

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