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...
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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-...
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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...
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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...
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18 Feb 2019
The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. Using a mouse model of the disease, researchers at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
18 Feb 2019
OIST scientists have gained new insight into the abnormal brain activity underlying Parkinson’s disease. In a mouse model of the disease, the scientists observed that one group of neurons in a...
Type: Video
12 Feb 2019
Tiny moving particles make up everything in our physical world— including modern electronics, whose function relies on the movement of negatively-charged electrons. Physicists strive to understand...
Type: News Article
6 Feb 2019
(Left to right) Dr. Oleksiy Zadorozhko, Prof. Denis Konstantinov, and Jiabao Chen of the Quantum Dynamics Unit published a new study investigating the impact of microwaves on two-dimensional...
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6 Feb 2019
  Dr. Norihiko Nakazawa of the G0 Cell Unit led a study to better understand a well-established target for cancer therapy, hopefully paving the way for improved treatments in the future. The...
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5 Feb 2019
In response to continuous optogenetic stimulation to their striatal output neurons, mice turned in one direction, as is typical of mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. When exposed to pulsed...
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5 Feb 2019
Researchers in the Brain Mechanism for Behavior Unit stimulated the brains of mice bred to model Parkinson’s disease, finding that their striatal neurons reacted differently to different patterns of...
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5 Feb 2019
Much like shoelaces or dangly necklaces, DNA strands can tangle up in unruly knots. Specialized enzymes keep DNA organized when cells divide, so the cells split smoothly and don’t get stuck. But in...
Type: News Article
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