18 Mar 2019
Both developing babies and elderly adults share a common characteristic: the many cells making up their bodies are always on the move. As we humans commute to work, cells migrate through the body to...
Type: Press release
15 Mar 2019
The Marine Genomics Unit has decoded the genome of the popular brown seaweed ito-mozuku (Nemacystus decipiens), providing data that could someday be critical to local farmers.  The study,...
Type: Media Links
15 Mar 2019
Using machine learning, researchers in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit designed a software to analyze microscopic snapshots of migrating cells. They named the software Usiigaci, a Ryukyuan word that...
Type: Media Links
11 Mar 2019
The Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit has devised a machine learning software to segment, track, and analyze the movement of migrating cells. Named Usiigaci, a Ryukyuan word that means “tracing,” the...
Type: Video
11 Mar 2019
Usiigachi, a software developed by the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, allows users to easily segment, track and analyze the migration of label-free cells. The tool can be used as an all-in-one solution...
Type: Photo
11 Mar 2019
Prof. Amy Shen (left) and Hsieh-Fu Tsai of the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit stand beside the microscope that they use to capture images of migrating cells. As an initial step to pursue his thesis...
Type: Photo
5 Mar 2019
Prof. Keiko Kono of the Membranology Unit co-authored a new study unpacking the intricacies of mitosis. She and her colleagues discovered that cyclin-dependent kinase 1, or Cdk1, maintains just...
Type: Media Links
28 Feb 2019
Cells divide to grow new tissues or patch up damaged ones, but when cell division goes wrong, it can cause more harm than good. To avoid dire consequences, namely disease and unwanted cell death,...
Type: Press release
28 Feb 2019
During cell division, the genetic material inside an animal cell assembles along the cell equator. In order for a cell to continue dividing after this precise moment, known as the “spindle assembly...
Type: Video
28 Feb 2019
Prof. Kono (third from the right) leads the OIST Membranology Unit, which investigates how cells change shape in response to stimuli, particularly damage to their external membranes. She recently co-...
Type: Photo
25 Feb 2019
(Actin filaments are depicted in florescent red.) During cell division in normal cells, a protein called cyclin-dependent kinase 1, or Cdk1, triggers a chain of events that causes actin filaments to...
Type: Photo
20 Feb 2019
Researchers in the Brain Mechanism for Behaviour Unit uncovered abnormal brain activity patterns that may contribute to the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson’s disrupts the basal ganglia, a...
Type: Media Links
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