Osaka University

Osaka University (大阪大学, Ōsaka daigaku), or Handai (阪大, Handai), is a major national university located in Osaka, Japan. It is the sixth oldest university in Japan as the Osaka Prefectural Medical College, and formerly one of the Imperial Universities of Japan. Numerous prominent scientists have worked at Osaka University such as the Nobel Laureate in Physics Hideki Yukawa. Academic traditions of the university reach back to Kaitokudō (懐徳堂), an Edo-period school for local citizens founded in 1724, and Tekijuku (適塾), a school of Rangaku for samurai founded by Ogata Kōan in 1838. The spirit of the university's humanity sciences is believed to be intimately rooted in Kaitokudo, whereas that of the natural and applied sciences, including medicine, is widely believed to be based on Tekijuku. Osaka University traces its origin back to 1869 when Osaka Prefectural Medical School was founded in downtown Osaka. The school was later transformed into the Osaka Prefectural Medical College with university status by the University Ordinance (Imperial Ordinance No. 388 of 1918) in 1919. The college merged with the newly-founded College of Science to form Osaka Imperial University(大阪帝國大学) in 1931.

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Medical research

Perspiration problems? No sweat!

Solving sweat-related concerns that occur in daily life, such as hyperhidrosis and sweat smell, can improve people's quality of life. Now, researchers from Osaka University, in collaboration with Mandom Corporation, have ...

Medical research

Developing human corneal tissue

Corneal diseases often require a transplant using corneal tissue from a donor. Now, researchers from Osaka University have developed a novel method that could be used to generate corneal tissue in a lab more easily. In a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anti-coronavirus (COVID-19) face shield—Easy to make at low cost

When dealing with coronavirus disease, it is essential for healthcare personnel to wear appropriate personal protective equipment. However, the unexpectedly rapid spread of the disease has led to a shortage of important components ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How tissues harm themselves during wound healing

Most tissues of the body have the extraordinary ability to heal themselves upon injury. But sometimes something goes awry during the complex process of wound healing and the tissue forms too much connective tissue, also called ...

Oncology & Cancer

Learning how cancer cells collaborate to multiply and metastasize

Cancer cells are known to migrate and collaborate to form networks that function as conduits providing access to nutrients and blood vessels. Now, researchers in Japan have generated similar large-scale structures from cancer ...

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