18 Oct 2018
Top: Magnified view of the microfabricated bacteria molds in various shapes. Bottom: Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy images reveal the molded shapes of bacterial Z-rings (montage, pseudo-...
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18 Oct 2018
Refreshing idea: cube-shaped watermelons gave the inspiration for molding bacteria.  
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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
18 Oct 2018
Researchers Dr. Bill Söderström (right) and co-author Dr. Helena Chan (left) in their microscopy lab, analyzing a bacterial Z-ring.  
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20 Dec 2017
Nanoscopic images showing the spatial organization of two cell division proteins in E.coli cells. FtsZ (green) and FtsN (red) are organized into patchy rings at the division site.
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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
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
12 Feb 2016
One of goals of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is to foster collaboration between different disciplines. Recently, OIST scientists combined techniques from...
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
13 Jan 2016
Malaria-infected red blood cells (RBC) express the pathogen protein PfEMP1 (yellow) on their surface. IgM (violet) and PfEMP1 form a bouquet that makes the cell more infectious and more prone to...
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13 Jan 2016
Malaria infected red blood cells (pRBC) with IgM (violet) and PfEMP1 (yellow) on their surface attract uninfected red blood cells (RBC) forming a rosette.  (Credit: Reetesh Raj Akhouri)
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30 Jul 2014
The first startup from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) was established on June 25, 2014. The company has grown from advanced structural imaging technology...
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