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2018-11-21
How low can we go? Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that may cause a serious outbreak at any time. Here, an Osaka University-led research team develo...

2018-11-20
Going viral: New cells for norovirus production in the lab

Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, an Osaka University-led resear...

2018-11-19
Getting things under control: new mouse model aids study of immunomodulation

Mice are resistant to immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs). As a result, studying the effects of IMiDs was not possible in existing types of mice. Here, an ...

2018-10-31
Patient registrations are now open at RUDY JAPAN website

A research team at Osaka University developed the Japanese version of the Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases Study (RUDY), RUDY JAPAN. Through collaboratio...

2018-10-23
The Mincle receptor provides protective immunity against Group A Streptococcus

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes invasive infections that result in high mortality. Despite being susceptible to many antibiotics, GAS continues to ...

2018-10-16
Sleeping Beauty Helps Identify Genes Involved in a Fatty Liver-associated liver cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma, a deadly form of liver cancer, is increasingly being linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; however, the underlying ge...

2018-10-4
New method uses just a drop of blood to monitor lung cancer treatment

2018-9-8
Computer avatars play a part in dementia detection

A joint group of researchers from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology demonstrated that it was possible to detect dementia f...

2018-8-29
Dectin-1-mediated pain is critical for the resolution of fungal inflammation

Candidiasis is a painful infection that affects a large number of individuals, occasionally causing severe pain that is solely controlled by resolutio...

2018-8-14
Brain cancer potentially resists immunotherapies by trapping T cells in bone marrow

Researchers in collaboration with Osaka University found that brain tumors in mice and humans cause immune T-cells to become trapped in bone marrow. T...

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