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Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-10-12

The making of memory B cells and long-term immune responses

Only B cells that express Bach2 and reduced mTORC1 activity can become memory B cells, the body’s first responder to re-infections

Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have identified two factors necessary for the production of memory B cells, the cells of the immune system th...

2020-10-8

A new magnetic recording method using millimeter/terahertz waves!

Demonstration of focused millimeter assisted magnetic recording

2020-10-6

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth?

A team of researchers led by Osaka University discovers “microtube implosion,” a novel mechanism that demonstrates the generation of megatesla-order magnetic fields

A team of researchers led by Osaka University discovered a novel mechanism called a “microtube implosion,” demonstrating the generation of megatesla-o...

Engineering
2020-9-29

Silk fibers improve bioink for 3D-printed artificial tissues and organs

Researchers from Osaka University mechanically reprocess silk into a biologically compatible component of bioinks that improves the structural fidelity of 3D-printed hydrogels containing cells for use in drug development and regrowing lost or damaged body parts

Researchers from Osaka University processed silk fibers into a versatile component of bioink for 3D cell printing technology. Printed objects retain t...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-9-29

Lipids, lysosomes, and autophagy: the keys to preventing kidney injury

A team of researchers led by Osaka University unravel a tangle of pathways involving calcium, lipids, and the degradation of damaged lysosomes that is essential for preventing crystal-induced kidney injury

Lysosomes are cellular waste disposal organelles containing potent enzymes that cause cellular damage if they leak out of ruptured lysosomes. In a rec...

2020-9-28

A new study may revise a theory of flowing viscous liquids that was accepted for 60 years

Discovery of a topological change of an interfacial hydrodynamics by a partial miscibility and creating a cross-disciplinary discipline of chemical thermodynamics and interfacial hydrodynamics

The international collaborative team has discovered for the first time a topological change of a classical interfacial hydrodynamics, which is driven ...

Engineering
2020-9-11

New on/off functionality for fast, sensitive, ultra-small technologies

A research team including Osaka University reports an ultra-small actuator with the fastest on/off switch and most precise position control in the world

Researchers from Osaka University have developed an ultra-small actuator that can be turned on and off in a fraction of a millisecond and exhibits nan...

Natural Sciences
2020-8-31

How to have a blast like a black hole

Scientists at Osaka University use extremely intense laser pulses to create magnetized-plasma conditions comparable to those surrounding a black hole, research that may help explain the still mysterious X-rays that can be emitted from some celestial bodies

Scientists at Osaka University have created magnetized-plasma conditions similar to those near a black hole using very intense laser pulses. This work...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2020-8-28

Faulty transportation of messenger RNA is the culprit in ALS

The lack of protein TDP-43 in two neurodegenerative diseases is shown to prevent neuron growth via failed transport of RNA and subsequent absence of protein synthesis in axons

A team including Osaka University researchers has discovered a function for the protein missing in many types of ALS and FTLD, two neurodegenerative d...

Natural Sciences
2020-8-26

Planetary ball-milling helps protect our planet from plastics pollution

Researchers from Osaka University have developed eco-friendly polymer materials with extended functional lifespans that are self-healing, tough and recyclable, by innovatively using a planetary ball mixing method

Researchers at Osaka University have developed supramolecular polymeric materials that combine rapid self-healing with high toughness by using the eff...

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