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Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-10-4

Breaking the Stroma Barrier: Study Shows a New Way to Hit Cancer with Radiation

Researchers at Osaka University test a new cancer treatment in mice that guides high-strength radiotherapy directly to pancreatic tumors

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat cancer, but are not always effective and can have toxic side effects. Researchers at Osa...

Engineering
2019-9-25

Nanocatalyst makes heavy work of formic acid

Researchers from Osaka University report an inexpensive and scalable route to hydrogen isotope compounds

Osaka University researchers have reported a nanocatalyst that is able to produce hydrogen isotope compounds D2 and HD via the heterogeneous dehydroge...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-9-24

No defects found in reproductive ability of male mice returning from short stay in space

Male mice raised in space using specially developed cages were returned safely to Earth. The sperm production/fertilizing ability of the mice were nor...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-9-18

Clinical research for PET imaging for prostate cancer begins at Osaka University Hospital

Osaka University Hospital began Japan’s first clinical research for diagnosis of prostate cancer using PET scan results. In this study, the 18F-labell...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-9-13

Multidrug resistance: Not as recent as we thought

Researchers from Osaka University find that a relatively ancient drug efflux pump in Haemophilus influenzae confers resistance to the same drugs as its more evolved counterparts, and is only mitigated by a slightly leaky membrane channel

Researchers from Osaka University found that the ancient RND-type multidrug efflux pump AcrB from Haemophilus influenzae targets the same drugs as its...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-30

Methylation of microRNA may be a new powerful biomarker for cancer

Researchers from Osaka University find a new way to distinguish individuals with early pancreatic cancer from healthy controls, representing a promising new metric in cancer diagnosis

Researchers from Osaka University found that levels of methylated microRNA were significantly higher in tissue and serum from cancer patients compared...

Natural Sciences
2019-8-28

Terahertz waves reveal hidden processes in ultrafast artificial photosynthesis

Osaka University researchers have succeeded in observing charge transfer and intermolecular interactions in ultrafast artificial photosynthesis. Wit...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-28

Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment

Researchers from Osaka University find that a gene normally involved in hormone-induced growth of breast cancer cells is also a key player in the development of hepatoblastoma

Hepatoblastoma is a rare liver cancer that mainly affects infants and young children and is associated with mutations in the β-catenin gene. Researche...

Engineering
2019-8-27

A novel recipe for efficiently removing intrinsic defects from hard crystals

2019-8-27

High-energy lasers could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease in the future

Far-infrared free-electron laser is useful in breaking down protein aggregates and has attractive applications in medicine and biomaterial engineering

The aggregation of amyloid protein fibrils is involved in diseases such as amyloidosis and even Alzheimer’s. Thus, dissociation of these amyloid fibri...

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