2 Jul 2019 - 10:44
A study published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, synthesized artificial cells to detect histamine. When...
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2 Jul 2019 - 10:40
Baking a cake from scratch is a task deemed difficult for many. Constructing an artificial cell-like system from scratch, well that’s another story. “Synthesizing cells from scratch is of...
Type: Press release
6 Jun 2019 - 09:50
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created a nanomachine that can detect RNA sequences and signal their presence with fluorescent light. The...
Type: News Article
11 Oct 2017 - 11:40
All of the photos in the figure above show petri dishes containing B. bacteriovorus and its prey E. coli. The two photos on the left show the growth of B. bacteriovorus in dishes not containing (-)...
Type: Photo
11 Oct 2017 - 11:35
B. bacteriovorus has two life phases: 1) searching for prey, and 2) entering the prey and feeding. During this second phase, the bacteria consume their prey from the inside, allowing them to grow and...
Type: Photo
11 Oct 2017 - 11:34
In 2016 the World Health Organization named antibiotic resistance as “one of the biggest threats to...
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
3D structure of a ribozyme
10 Aug 2016 - 15:41
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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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