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2019-2-7
When Good Cells Go Bad: Regulating the MS-Causing Properties of Th17 Cells

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases are characterized by localized inflammation in various tissues, including the brain...

2019-2-6
More Physical Than Chemical: Researchers Show What Really Gets Cells Going

Collective cell migration is essential in many organisms, with roles in human cellular processes including cancer invasion and wound healing. Now, a t...

2019-2-5
Large-scale Study Reveals Genetic Risk of Diabetes in the Japanese Population

Researchers at Osaka University, The University of Tokyo, RIKEN, and others performed a meta-analysis using data on over 36,000 Japanese sufferers of ...

2019-1-29
Big Data Provides Clues for Characterizing Immunity in Japanese

Osaka University researchers used various sets of large-scale data to characterize the variation and phenotypic associations of an immunity-related ge...

2019-1-24
Small Metabolites Have Big Effects on the Intestinal Immune Response

Normal gut bacteria are instrumental in inducing an immune response in the presence of invading pathogens. However, exactly how commensal bacteria cau...

2019-1-18
A Real Turn On: Evolutionary Rotation of Fly Genitalia Tied to Mating Success

Osaka University researchers sought evidence that developmental genital rotation of flies in the order Diptera evolved in correlation with a shift to ...

2019-1-11
Keeping Chromosomes in Check: A New Role for Heterochromatin

Large changes in the structure of chromosomes are usually fatal for the cell or can lead to genetic diseases such as cancer. Many large chromosomal re...

2019-1-10
Reading the Signs: Semaphorin Linked to Lung Cancer Treatment Resistance

Osaka University researchers showed that high levels of the protein Semaphorin 7a are associated with resistance to treatment with EGFR-TKIs in lung a...

2019-1-9
Multi-hop Communication: Frog Choruses Inspire Wireless Sensor Networks

A team including researchers from Osaka University looked to nature for inspiration in designing more effective wireless sensor networks. First, they ...

2018-12-21
The secret adaptive power of photosynthetic complex I is finally revealed

An international team including researchers from Osaka University has solved the structure of photosynthetic complex I using cryo-electron microscopy....

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