30 Oct 2018
Seneca Valley Virus sounds like the last bug you’d want to catch, but it could be the next breakthrough cancer therapy. Now, scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and...
Type: Press release
18 Oct 2018
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have for the first time imaged the structure of a central component of...
Type: Press release
3 Jul 2018
Cell division is one of the most fundamental processes of biology. It’s what allows all living things to grow, multiply and form complex structures. But scientists still don’t understand many of the...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2018
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have taken one step closer towards potential cures for several human genetic diseases, and the answers have...
Type: News Article
3 Apr 2018
What do ballet and cell biology have in common? Perhaps more than you might think. Every cell in your body is enclosed by a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer that separates the cell’s contents from its...
Type: Press release
12 Jan 2018
Wireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell’s nucleus. For decades, scientists could only speculate about...
Type: Press release
20 Dec 2017
Imagine trying to defeat an army of invaders that can double its population size every twenty minutes. This is what the human body is facing when it becomes infected with a harmful strain of...
Type: News Article
11 Dec 2017
The inside of an electron microscope, which requires vacuum levels similar to those encountered in outer space, can be an extremely inhospitable place for organic materials. Traditionally, life...
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2017
While the mechanism of transmission of information at the contact point between two neurons – the famous synapse – has been thoroughly studied, the transportation of this information within the...
Type: News Article
9 Jun 2017
Developing new scientific devices pushing the limits of what we can observe and measure does not occur overnight. There are typically baby steps involved, small and continuous improvements to counter...
Type: News Article
7 Aug 2014
Imagine the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University logo. Now, imagine shrinking the logo so that it can fit onto a grain of salt. A few weeks ago, the Biology Resources...
Type: News Article
17 Sep 2013
Professor Tsumoru Shintake’s Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit is developing a brand-new, world-class electron...
Type: News Article
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