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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
2019-8-30

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...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-29

First transplantation of iPS cells-derived corneal epithelial cell sheets

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...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-26

An oral splint that can reduce Tourette syndrome tics

Researchers at Osaka University develop an oral device that effectively reduces motor and vocal tics in patients with Tourette syndrome

Osaka University researchers developed a new device that ameliorates the characteristic vocal and motor tics of Tourette syndrome. By biting down on t...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-20

The seeds of Parkinson’s disease: amyloid fibrils that move through the brain

Using X-ray imaging of post mortem brains, researchers find α-synuclein aggregates that can move through the brain before developing into Lewy bodies, the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at Osaka University used microbeam X-ray diffraction to study the ultrastructure of Lewy bodies in post-mortem brains of Parkinson’s disea...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-9

Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain

Researchers from Osaka University find that a protein with roles in neuron development and cell adhesion is also a key factor in pain sensitization

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associate...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-7-23

Interregional differences in somatic genetic landscape diversify prognosis in glioblastoma

2019-7-23

Secure computation of genome data from multiple institutes with minimum invasion of privacy verified

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-7-8

Lymph nodes can predict survival in patients with esophageal cancer

Researchers from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine find that lymph nodes may be more useful than previously-used indicators for predicting recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer

It is difficult for physicians to estimate recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Researchers from Osaka University have found th...

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