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2020-3-24
Modeling the human eye in a dish

Researchers from Osaka University developed and validated a novel PITX2-eGFP hiPSC reporter line to model the development of periocular mesenchymal ce...

2020-3-18
How tissues harm themselves during wound healing

Researchers from Osaka University discovered that increased expression of Rbm7 in apoptotic tissue cells results in the recruitment of segregated-nucl...

2020-2-20
A tadpole with a twist: Left–right asymmetric development of Oikopleura dioica

2020-2-15
Huntington’s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab

An international team of researchers identifies a compound that corrects genetic abnormalities involved in the onset and progression of Huntington’s d...

2020-1-20
Key to beating colorectal cancer hiding in plain sight?

Colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the developed world, is intrinsically resistant to many drug therapies. In an attempt to identify...

2020-1-9
Getting to the "Heart" of Heart Beats: Cardiac thin filament structure and function revealed

Osaka University team uses advanced electron cryomicroscopy and image analysis to reveal the structure of vital muscle thin filaments in the heart wit...

2019-12-6
Genomic cut and paste using a Class 1 CRISPR system

Repairing faulty genes to prevent and cure disease is something researchers have been working towards for many years. While Class 2 CRISPR systems sho...

2019-11-29
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails

A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. Deletion of the...

2019-11-22
Seeing the world’s smallest universal joints

Researchers at Osaka University used electron cryomicroscopy to produce the most accurate images to date of the bacterial flagellar hook. This work ma...

2019-11-19
Researchers split the “AtoM” in search of a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, disabling disease in which the joints become swollen and painfully inflamed. Current treatments can only reduce sym...

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