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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...

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...

2019-5-21
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...

2019-4-18
Location is everything for plant cell differentiation

During development, plant cell differentiation is guided by location rather than lineage. Now, researchers from Osaka University have shown that the a...

2019-3-20
Electron Accelerators Reveal the Radical Secrets of Antioxidants

An Osaka University professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside...

2019-3-11
Winning the Arms Race: Analysis Reveals Key Gene for Bacterial Infection

Researchers at Osaka University applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the...

2019-3-7
Tiny DNA Reader to Advance Development of Anticancer Drugs

Researchers at Osaka University have developed a novel method to determine exactly where anticancer drug molecules are incorporated into microscopic s...

2019-3-6
Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Making Blood Thicker than Water

An Osaka University-led team revealed that Ragnase-1 is a key regulator of the self-renewal and differentiation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor c...

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