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2019-6-7
A gut feeling: microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer

Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health ...

2019-6-7
Nuclear pore complex outer rings: no longer “one size fits all”

In eukaryotic cells, molecules can only move into or out of the nucleus through specialized channels called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Each NPC ha...

2019-6-7
Applying pressure is way toward generating more electricity from waste heat

The ability of a thermoelectric material to produce electricity from waste heat was improved more than twofold by a Japan-based research team led by O...

2019-6-5
Immunotherapy and Diabetes: A Game of Hide and Seek?

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are emerging as an effective treatment for certain cancers, but in rare cases can cause autoimmune diseases. Resea...

2019-6-4
Plot Twist: Straightening Single-Molecule Conductors Improves their Performance

Researchers at Osaka University synthesized nanowires made of a single molecule of oligothiophene up to 10 nanometers in length. By forcing the molecu...

2019-5-24
Settling the Debate: Solving the Electronic Surface States of Samarium Hexaboride

Researchers at Osaka University show that samarium hexaboride is a topological insulator, which allows electrons to flow only along its exterior surfa...

2019-5-21
Good Vibrations: Using Piezoelectricity to Ensure Hydrogen Sensor Sensitivity

Researchers at Osaka University developed a new method that uses piezoelectric resonance to improve the manufacture of highly sensitive hydrogen senso...

2019-5-21
Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto

2019-5-21
Stopping Parkinson’s disease before it starts

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Characterized by accumulation of the prote...

2019-5-21
Phosphorylation of Regnase-1 Lets IL-17 Run Amok

A research team led by Osaka University found that the cytokine interleukin (IL)-17 triggers the phosphorylation of mRNA-degrading enzyme Regnase-1, r...

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