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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...

2019-10-17
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...

2019-10-4
Breaking the Stroma Barrier: Study Shows a New Way to Hit Cancer with Radiation

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat cancer, but are not always effective and can have toxic side effects. Researchers at Osa...

2019-9-18
Clinical research for PET imaging for prostate cancer begins at Osaka University Hospital

Osaka University Hospital began Japan’s first clinical research for diagnosis of prostate cancer using PET scan results. In this study, the 18F-labell...

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...

2019-8-26
An oral splint that can reduce Tourette syndrome tics

Osaka University researchers developed a new device that ameliorates the characteristic vocal and motor tics of Tourette syndrome. By biting down on t...

2019-8-20
The seeds of Parkinson’s disease: amyloid fibrils that move through the brain

Researchers at Osaka University used microbeam X-ray diffraction to study the ultrastructure of Lewy bodies in post-mortem brains of Parkinson’s disea...

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...

2019-7-24
Stress Upregulated the Serum Levels of α-Klotho: Could α-Klotho be a Potential Biomarker of Stress?

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