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OSAKA UNIVERSITY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2018
Japanese hospital takes fight to flu via 'Mouth of Truth'
With the arrival of flu season, Osaka University Hospital on Tuesday introduced a unique way to keep the virus at bay, deploying a hand sanitizer dispenser in the shape of a famous Roman sculpture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 16, 2018
Japan OKs first clinical study of iPS cell-based heart treatment
The world's first clinical study for treating heart failure with so-called iPS cells could start in Japan in the coming months after the health ministry approved a plan by Osaka University.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2018
Osaka University OKs world's first test of iPS-cell-based heart failure treatment
A Japanese team of physicians won approval Friday from an Osaka University panel for its plan to carry out the world's first clinical study for treating heart failure with sheets of cardiac muscle cells created from so-called iPS cells.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 5, 2018
Japanese team's antibody treatment returns 80% of finger function to paralyzed monkeys
A joint research team formed by Kyoto University and Osaka University has succeeded in repairing finger function in monkeys with spinal cord injuries by using an antibody to thwart a protein that blocks neural regeneration.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2017
Hackers may have stolen the personal data of 80,000 people associated with Osaka University
Osaka University said Wednesday that personal data of around 80,000 students, graduates, staff, former workers and others may have been stolen by hackers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2017
Researchers' work questioned after errors discovered in Kumamoto quake data
The science ministry is looking into whether quake-strength data was falsified or fabricated.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 6, 2015
Low-alkaline cement created with rice chaff for nuclear waste disposal
Osaka University and a cement company in Hokkaido have co-developed a low-alkaline cement utilizing rice chaff that will strengthen the durability of final nuclear waste disposal sites.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2015
Gairdner laureate Sakaguchi cites urge to fight disease as motivation
Immunologist Shimon Sakaguchi, one of the 2015 recipients of Canada's most prestigious medical research awards, has attributed the achievement to his endless commitment to fighting disease.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 14, 2015
Osaka University team estimates a person's age from their gait
An Osaka University institute said Monday that researchers have developed an image analysis system that calculates a person's likely age by the way they walk.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 27, 2015
Vaccine to prevent high blood pressure shows promise in mice: Osaka University team
A vaccine to prevent high blood pressure was found to be effective in a new mouse study, with effects lasting about six months, according to a team of researchers at Osaka University.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 11, 2015
Three held for physical abuse of fellow martial arts club member at Osaka school
Three male students involved in the Japanese martial arts club at Osaka University of Commerce are under arrest for alleged physical abuse of a fellow club member.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 25, 2014
Transplant success: Boy under 10 gets heart of girl under 6
Osaka University Hospital says it has successfully transplanted the heart from a girl under the age of 6 into a boy aged under 10.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2013
Researchers create kit to diagnose new strains of flu in just five minutes
A team of researchers at an Osaka University institute said Tuesday they have developed a kit that can diagnose infection with new strains of flu in about 5 minutes through the identification of genes and proteins in the virus.
Japan Times
LIFE
Jul 11, 2010
Japan's great gamble
Sheldon Adelson, crusading chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, was in Singapore last month to launch his company's latest casino-anchored mega-resort, the $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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