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 ...

Researchers find key Alzheimer's protein

Feb 13, 2014

Researchers find key Alzheimer's protein

A research team from institutions in Japan and Germany has identified a protein in the brain that may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes of improved prevention and treatment, according to a study published Thursday. Alzheimer’s disease is believed to be triggered ...

Transplant marks new pancreatitis treatment

Aug 21, 2013

Transplant marks new pancreatitis treatment

Doctors at Osaka University Hospital last month successfully removed a chronically inflamed pancreas from a pancreatitis patient before separating the organ’s insulin-producing islets and transplanting them back into the patient, marking a new form of treatment, hospital officials said Wednesday. Since the transplant the ...