29 Jun 2017
The field of medicine is always on the lookout for better disease diagnostic tools—simpler, faster, and cheaper technologies to enhance patient treatment and outcomes. Currently, microfluidic...
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2017
While the mechanism of transmission of information at the contact point between two neurons – the famous synapse – has been thoroughly studied, the transportation of this information within the...
Type: News Article
3 Jun 2017
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurological illness that affects approximately 10 million people worldwide. It is marked by a progressive decline in physical function, the most iconic being...
Type: Press release
30 May 2017
The immune system is a formidable defense against microbial intruders, identifying and eliminating the threats through an extremely intricate and adaptable network of specialized cells. However, a...
Type: Press release
24 Nov 2016
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have been awarded a grant from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to turn their energy-producing...
Type: News Article
17 Aug 2016
Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals...
Type: News Article
9 Aug 2016
Mozuku is a unique Okinawan seaweed. Scientifically known as Cladosiphon okamuranus, this alga is popular in Japanese cuisine, and it has been farmed for more than 35 years. The cultivation of this...
Type: Press release
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
9 Jun 2016
It is thought that ants evolved about 150 million years ago and have risen to dominance in the past 60 million years. They are now everywhere and while they are not always welcome on your kitchen...
Type: News Article
20 May 2016
Electricity plays a key role in cell studies, but practical issues linked with the shape of the laboratory cultureware have troubled this research. Laboratory cultureware are the plastic containers...
Type: News Article
5 May 2016
Gene expression can be turned on and off like a switch, or it can be finely adjusted, as with a volume control knob. Dr Garth Ilsley, research scientist in Prof. Nicholas Luscombe’s unit at the...
Type: Press release
29 Mar 2016
Metabolites – substances that are created during metabolism – can provide a wealth of information about individual health, disease, diet, and life-style. Now, they can tell us even more. Okinawa...
Type: Press release
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