2 Dec 2022 - 11:31
From November 2nd to 4th, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) hosted the first OIST-Kyoto University Joint Workshop, kickstarting a new workshop series that will bring networking...
Type: News Article
24 Nov 2022 - 09:21
Nucleobase-containing coenzymes are believed to be the relics of an ancient RNA world and can provide information on the origin and evolution of proteins. However, coenzyme-protein interactions...
Type: Press release
31 Jan 2022 - 22:00
Highlights Scientists have used strands of microscopic DNA to direct the self-assembly of hydrogel blocks that can be seen by the naked eye The hydrogel blocks are so far the largest objects...
Type: Press release
4 Aug 2017 - 10:59
Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today’s technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A “perovskite structure” uses a different combination of atoms but keep the...
Type: News Article
10 Aug 2016 - 15:48
Ribozymes – ribonucleic acid enzymes – are RNA molecules that catalyse chemical reactions. Much like DNA, RNA is a linear molecule made by connecting four chemical building blocks called bases...
Type: News Article
25 Dec 2015 - 15:37
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. Patients with type 1 diabetes have their insulin secreting cells destroyed by the immune system and require daily insulin injections. Pancreatic islet...
Type: News Article
4 Dec 2015 - 16:24
Recent research has shown that the cells in our bodies teeter on the brink of death. They possess intricate molecular mechanisms that promote either suicide or survival. The concept is known as...
Type: News Article
29 Sep 2014 - 13:44
OIST welcomes its newest Associate Professor Yohei Yokobayashi, who will be leading a new unit on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering. Yokobayashi is joining OIST from UC Davis where he is...
Type: News Article
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