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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...

2019-1-11
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...

2018-11-8
New Integrated Analytical Approach Reveals Molecules Involved in Disease

Osaka University researchers developed a novel method of identifying disease-related molecules and processes. They achieved this by integrating geneti...

2018-7-12
Researchers discover key mechanism of DNA replication

Researchers from Osaka University in Japan have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understand...

2018-7-10
Obesity and Inflammation – A Deadly Combination for Prostate Cancer

A new Osaka-centered study identified the mechanisms of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced prostate cancer progression. They observed in a mouse model that H...

2018-6-27
Key Protein Providing Defense Against “Jumping Genes” Identified

International researchers revealed the crucial function of the protein HP1a for piRNA biogenesis, which is important for transposon silencing. Transpo...

2018-6-26
Rethinking Existing Method Opens New Doors for Cancer Diagnostics

Osaka University researchers overcame limitations of current DNA sequencers by using current-tunneling measurements to measure the base sequence and q...

2018-4-24
Study sheds light on recently evolved traits among Japanese descendants

Evolution allows advantageous traits to become predominant. Evolutionary adaptions that occur on comparatively short time scales are less well-underst...

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