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From nata de coco to computer screens: cellulose gets a chance to shine

Researchers at Osaka University meticulously measured the optical birefringence of highly aligned cellulose nanofibers, paving the way for sharper television, computer, and smartphone screens

Scientists at Osaka University determined the intrinsic birefringence of cellulose molecules, which have great potential to improve smartphone and com...


Electron Accelerators Reveal the Radical Secrets of Antioxidants

Osaka University researcher proves the value of electron accelerators for creating free radicals and understanding their damaging effects on biological molecules

An Osaka University professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside...


Tiny DNA Reader to Advance Development of Anticancer Drugs

Researchers from Osaka University use tiny probes and an electrical current to locate anticancer drug molecules incorporated into single strands of DNA

Researchers at Osaka University have developed a novel method to determine exactly where anticancer drug molecules are incorporated into microscopic s...

Life Sciences & Medicine

Gut Instinct: Bile Acid-Triggered Bacterial Adaptation Characterized

Researchers at Osaka University and international colleagues show how a system triggered by the recognition of bile acids enables bacteria to survive the harsh conditions in the human gut

An international team led by Osaka University researchers has shown how the Salmonella protein RamR senses bile acids present in the gut, leading to t...


Simple and low-cost crack-healing of ceramic-based composites

Cracks of ceramic-based composites can be healed at room temperature

Life Sciences & Medicine

Novel viral identification method developed

Researchers create a new nanodevice for influenza virus typing at the single-virion level by combining a nanopore sensor with peptide engineering

A research team led by Osaka University created a novel nanobio device for single-virus detections by combining a nanopore sensor with peptide bioengi...


Real-time observation of DNA strand breaks in radioactive cancer therapy

“Hot” excited electrons play a role in bond breakage

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