Nagoya University

Nagoya University is a Japanese national university headquartered in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya. It is the last Imperial University in Japan and among the National Seven Universities. It is the 3rd best ranked higher education institution in Japan (77th worldwide). As of 2014, the university has produced six Nobel Prize winners in science, it was the third most in Japan behind Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.

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Neuroscience

Signaling cascade that repairs damaged nerve cells characterized

Through a study of roundworm nerve cells with severed axons, researchers at Nagoya University showed that a signaling cascade that normally functions in promoting the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells also acts in inducing ...

Neuroscience

How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow

Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents the accumulation of this fluid, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Medical researchers propose new disease category of skin disorders

Dry scaly skin, blistering, rashes. Many people will experience some kind of skin problem at some time in their life, if only briefly. However, some individuals are severely affected by chronic skin problems throughout their ...

Neuroscience

Collapse of mitochondria-associated membrane in ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult onset, fetal neurodegenerative disease that selectively affects motor neurons. To date, more than 20 genes are identified as a causative of inherited ALS, and many researchers ...

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