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2020-11-16
Newly discovered enzyme helps make valuable bioactive saponins

2020-10-12
The making of memory B cells and long-term immune responses

Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have identified two factors necessary for the production of memory B cells, the cells of the immune system th...

2020-9-29
Lipids, lysosomes, and autophagy: the keys to preventing kidney injury

Lysosomes are cellular waste disposal organelles containing potent enzymes that cause cellular damage if they leak out of ruptured lysosomes. In a rec...

2020-8-20
Is turning back the clock in aging fat cells a remedy for lifestyle diseases?

Researchers from Osaka University found that lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and fatty liver are caused by age-related changes ...

2020-8-1
Change isn’t a good thing for Japanese rheumatoid arthritis patients

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common complication of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that dramatically increases the risk of death. In a recent study...

2020-7-29
Temporary salt crystals may provide a permanent solution to Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Osaka University have demonstrated that precipitation of a salt crystal occurs even at concentrations much lower than its solubility du...

2020-7-11
Fat cell hormone boosts potential of stem cell therapy

Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy has shown promising results in the treatment of conditions ranging from liver cirrhosis to retinal damage, but res...

2020-6-23
The protein that stands between us and autoimmunity

Researchers from Osaka University identified the epigenetic proteins Tet2 and Tet3 as key regulators of B cell function. They showed that these protei...

2020-6-18
Antioxidant agent may prevent chronic kidney disease and Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Osaka University developed a novel dietary silicon-based antioxidant agent with renoprotective and neuroprotective effects. They show...

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...

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