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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...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-27

Family genes that regulate sperm’s fertilizing ability discovered via genome editing technology

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
2019-8-26

In vivo genome editing technique for directly treating intractable genetic diseases in tissues

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-8-20

rsGamillus, acid-tolerant green reversibly switchable fluorescent protein, developed

New technique to observe acidic environments inside living cells

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...

Engineering
2019-8-16

World’s thinnest, lightest signal amplifier enables bioinstrumentation with reduced noise

2019-8-16

Unidentified interaction sites of immunoglobulin G1 antibodies and their receptors discovered

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