7 Jul 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is known as a greenhouse gas and plays an essential role in climate change; it is no wonder scientists have been looking for solutions to prevent its release in the environment....
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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
23 Jun 2017
Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity—it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage....
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19 May 2017
Traditional chemistry is immensely powerful when it comes to producing very diverse and very complex microscopic chemical molecules. But one thing out of reach is the synthesis of large structures up...
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27 Feb 2017
Chemical compounds that emit light are used in a variety of different materials, from glow-in-the-dark children’s toys to LED lights to light-emitting sensors. As the demand for these compounds...
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10 Aug 2016
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...
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6 Jul 2016
Finding new and effective ways to create alcohols and esters is a constant target in chemistry, as these substances are important industrial compounds and feedstocks – the raw materials from which...
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13 Jun 2014
OIST is welcoming Assistant Professor Julia Khusnutdinova to head a new unit called Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis.  Khusnutdinova is joining OIST from the Weizmann Institute of Science in...
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12 Apr 2013
“I had no clue what foraminifera were,” says OIST researcher Dr. Beatrice Lecroq.  To find out, this curious Swiss French biologist journeyed to the strange, deeper parts of the ocean, intrigued...
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15 Aug 2012
In two new papers, Prof. Bernd Kuhn and collaborators use novel techniques to visualize very different things: pH within protein crystals, and neurons in the cerebellum of the brain. Though the...
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