18 Apr 2018 - 10:41
The fibrous molecular scaffold supports the molecular bricks, allowing the molecular structures to grow nine times taller than is possible without the scaffold.
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18 Apr 2018 - 10:40
Technicians from OIST’s Imaging Section and PhD students from the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit who contributed to the study. From left to right: Toshio Sasaki, Sachie Yukawa, Shijin Zhang and Kun'...
Type: Photo
18 Apr 2018 - 10:38
The peptide molecules self-assemble into long structures called nanofibers, which come together to form a molecular “scaffold”. The benzoate molecules self-assemble into sheet-like structures called...
Type: Photo
18 Apr 2018 - 10:37
If you want to build a tall house, you need to use scaffolding. Professor Ye Zhang and colleagues at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) are applying this...
Type: News Article
23 Jun 2017 - 15:05
Death of brain cancer cells after photodynamic therapy.
Type: Photo
23 Jun 2017 - 14:43
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....
Type: News Article
23 Jun 2017 - 14:26
F98 represents brain cancer cells. A375, HeLa, and A549 represent skin, cervical, and lung cancer cells. The graph shows that after 10 minutes of light irradiation, all cancer cells that were treated...
Type: Photo
23 Jun 2017 - 14:25
Once delivered into the body, the Ru-complexes accumulate in tumor cell lysosomes, which are sacs that are present inside of all cells. A light source, such as a laser, activates the complexes, which...
Type: Photo
19 May 2017 - 15:32
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...
Type: News Article
10 Feb 2017 - 09:51
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed a novel technique that stops cervical cancer cell migration. The research, published in...
Type: Press release
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