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2018-6-1

Authentication of patients in medicine via online system should be discussed ethically

Osaka University-led researchers review ethical issues regarding authentication of participants and patients in medical research/treatment using information and communication technology (ICT), proposing two-factor authentication

A group of researchers led by Osaka University indicated that the authentication system for medical research/treatment using ICT needs consideration t...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-5-19

Neuron guidance factor found to play a key role in immune cell function

Researchers at Osaka University identify protein that helps maintain energy supplies in immune cells that protect against inflammatory disorders

Macrophages are white blood cells that perform different functions with different energy needs. M2-type macrophages have anti-inflammatory properties ...

2018-4-24

Study sheds light on recently evolved traits among Japanese descendants

Researchers centered at Osaka University identify genetic traits that evolved very recently in human history among Japanese populations

Evolution allows advantageous traits to become predominant. Evolutionary adaptions that occur on comparatively short time scales are less well-underst...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-4-19

How adiponectin reduces lipids through exosomes elucidated

2018-4-10

Oxidative stress makes difference between metabolically abnormal and healthy obesities

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-4-9

Culprit in reducing effectiveness of insulin identified

Scientists at Osaka University discovered that Stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1) secreted from adipocytes reduced the effectiveness of insulin in adipo...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-4-4

New light shed on how bone marrow niches keep stem cells thriving

Japanese researchers uncover cellular factor needed to maintain the environment that regulates hematopoietic stem cells

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) require specialized niches in bone marrow to generate functional blood cells. CAR cells are among cell types located i...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-3-30

Even short travel can spread colistin-resistant bacteria

Japanese researchers find short trips to a developing country can increase the appearance of a resistance gene to the antibiotic colistin

The use of the antibiotic colistin, a last-resort treatment option in the infection by multidrug-resistant bacteria, is increasingly impeded by colist...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-3-29

Formidable duo: protective effect of CD9 and CD81 in COPD and accelerated aging

Osaka University-centered study reveals double deletion of tetraspanins CD9 and CD81 in mice cause progressive aging and shortened life span

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of accelerated lung aging, but the mechanism remains unclear. Osaka University-centered rese...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-3-26

New Breakthrough in Treatment for Rare Skin Condition

Drug to treat skin lesions in tuberous sclerosis complex approved, a world first

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