22 Mar 2022 - 13:30
Highlights Retinal ganglion cells are a type of neuron found in the eye that are essential for vision A new study on zebrafish has found that a protein called Strip1 is required to keep these...
Type: Press release
19 Oct 2018 - 13:49
How different cells in a multicellular organism acquire their identities remains a fundamental mystery of development. In the eye, for example, the lens contains two cell types – lens epithelial...
Type: Press release
25 Jul 2017 - 13:05
Nobody will deny it: science is very complex. But it does not mean that only a select few should be able to grasp scientific concepts. Many recent efforts have been directed towards involving the...
Type: News Article
5 Apr 2017 - 18:00
Newborns babies can be at risk of congenital blindness, presenting sight defects due to lesions or to genetic mutations in their genome. Among the latter, Leber Congenital Amaurosis – or LCA - is one...
Type: Press release
15 Feb 2017 - 10:32
Time-lapse movie of zebrafish lens epithelial cells expressing GFP-histones and mCherry-zGem as they progress through the cell cycle.
Type: Video
14 Feb 2017 - 21:01
There are many different structures in our eyes that work in conjunction to allow us to see. These structures are strikingly similar between different species, from zebrafish to humans. The growth of...
Type: News Article
9 Dec 2016 - 09:08
Like humans learning to speak, juvenile birds learn to sing by mimicking vocalizations of adults of the same species during development. Juvenile birds preferentially learn the song of their own...
Type: News Article
16 Oct 2014 - 09:13
The proliferation of cells, in particular the orientation in which they divide, is key in regulating the shapes of tissues. However, the cellular mechanisms that govern cell proliferation and cell...
Type: News Article
19 Aug 2014 - 09:57
Before cells divide, they create so much genetic material that it must be wound onto spools before the two new cells can split apart. These spools are actually proteins called histones, and they must...
Type: News Article
10 Mar 2014 - 13:30
Investigating the neurobiological causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will lead to effective new therapies for individuals with the disorder.  This is the goal of Emi...
Type: News Article
6 Aug 2013 - 10:31
OIST hosted its fourth Developmental Neurobiology Course, an intensive program that provides participants with a developmental overview, model...
Type: News Article
29 May 2013 - 08:48
Featured on the cover of Developmental Cell, a paper by OIST researchers revealed the mechanistic link between photoreceptor cell degeneration and defects in protein transport. Like the shipment of...
Type: Press release
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