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2019-11-8
When your microbiome and your genome aren’t a good combination

Research carried out by a team led by Osaka University has shown that various Prevotella species, along with several specific genes and biological pat...

2019-11-7
Researchers discover molecular light switch in photoreceptor cells

Transducin, a protein found inside photoreceptor cells in vertebrate eyes, alters its cellular location in response to changes in light intensity, all...

2019-10-17
Keep quiet or be eliminated: how cell competition modulates morphogen gradients

Tissue patterning is an important process during embryo formation, which ensures that groups of cells are arranged in an appropriate manner that allow...

2019-8-30
Methylation of microRNA may be a new powerful biomarker for cancer

Researchers from Osaka University found that levels of methylated microRNA were significantly higher in tissue and serum from cancer patients compared...

2019-8-28
Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment

Hepatoblastoma is a rare liver cancer that mainly affects infants and young children and is associated with mutations in the β-catenin gene. Researche...

2019-8-9
Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associate...

2019-7-17
New Method Increases Accuracy of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Identification

The more than 200 species of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are notoriously difficult to differentiate, delaying the implementation of targeted ant...

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...

2019-5-21
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...

2019-5-17
Artificial peptide bond formation provides clues to creation of life on Earth

Using amino thioacids rather than regular amino acids, Osaka University researchers established a new method to form α-peptide bonds for polypeptide c...

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