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2020-5-27
A natural amino acid could be a novel treatment for polyglutamine diseases

Researchers from Osaka University, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Niigata University identified the amino acid arginine as a potenti...

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...

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...

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...

2019-10-17
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...

2019-9-13
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...

2019-8-30
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...

2019-5-21
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...

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