Osaka University opens genome-editing research center

Dec 15, 2016

Osaka University opens genome-editing research center

Osaka University has become the first university in Japan to set up a permanent research facility for genome-editing technologies following the opening of a new center on Wednesday. Genome editing involves technologies to insert and delete or replace DNA at a specific site in ...

IPS studies give hope to people with vision loss

Mar 10, 2016

IPS studies give hope to people with vision loss

People suffering vision loss may one day have new corneas and lenses grown from their own cells and be spared the invasive transplants required today, according to new research. In papers published Wednesday in the journal Nature, a research team said they had managed ...

Fish can recognize faces: Osaka City university team

Nov 26, 2015

Fish can recognize faces: Osaka City university team

An Osaka City University research team said Thursday it found that a species of African fish called daffodil cichlid, which lives in large groups, can distinguish unfamiliar faces from familiar ones. The study was the first to indicate that fish can recognize individuals by ...

Japanese team develops proteins that glow

Mar 24, 2015

Japanese team develops proteins that glow

A team of Japanese researchers has developed proteins that produce light visible to the naked eye, according to a paper published online Tuesday by the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The proteins, called “Nano-lanterns” and which release green, orange or ...