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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...

2019-11-20
Non-invasive microscopy detects activation state and distinguishes between cell types

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...

2019-9-13
Multidrug resistance: Not as recent as we thought

Researchers from Osaka University found that the ancient RND-type multidrug efflux pump AcrB from Haemophilus influenzae targets the same drugs as its...

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...

2019-7-3
An AI technology to reveal the characteristics of animal behavior only from the trajectory

Recording the movements of people and animals has become easy because of small GPS devices and video cameras. However, the reasons for such movements ...

2019-6-18
Using graphene and tiny droplets to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria

A Japan-based research team led by Osaka University used graphene and microfluidics to identify stomach-cancer causing bacteria by detecting chemical ...

2019-6-14
Helping select the cells with the most potential

Little is known about the mechanisms by which mammalian cells grow and differentiate during the handful of days between fertilization of the egg and i...

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