18 Oct 2018
What do watermelons and bacteria have in common? Just like the tasty fruit, microbes can be molded into unusual shapes, a study in...
Type: News Article
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
28 Jul 2016
The dragons from ‘Game of Thrones’ have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and...
Type: News Article
26 May 2016
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live all around and inside of us. Most E. coli are harmless, but some strains can cause illness, and can even, in extreme cases, be deadly. With recent...
Type: News Article
15 Jan 2016
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) reconstructed the 3D structure of one of the proteins of Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malaria and the...
Type: Press release
12 Apr 2013
“I had no clue what foraminifera were,” says OIST researcher Dr. Beatrice Lecroq.  To find out, this curious Swiss French biologist journeyed to the strange, deeper parts of the ocean, intrigued...
Type: News Article
20 Aug 2012
Sixty years ago, researchers looking at electron microscopy images found dense clusters of inlets budding from the cell membranes—the outer skins—of one type of cell. Dubbed caveolae, or “small caves...
Type: News Article
6 Jun 2012
Matthias Wolf was supposed to be a pharmacist. He studied pharmacology as an undergraduate, even though he was “more interested in the essential properties of life,” he says. But then he changed tack...
Type: News Article
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