In recent years scientists, including OIST Professor Keshav Dani, have begun to understand how nano engineered materials, together with the rules of quantum mechanics and relativity, allow us to make materials that violate the familiar rules about how stuff behaves.
In a paper published on August 17 in Cell, a team of researchers including OIST's Ulf Skoglund details a major step forward in understanding what caveolae look like and how they behave—and points the way toward a potentially game-changing method of drug delivery.
From August 6-10, OIST and the Onna Village Government jointly hosted the Children's School of Science at the Fureai Taiken Center in Onna. A total of 74 students spent their morning hours conducting experimentsto discover the fun of science.
In a paper published last month in the Journal of Neuroscience, Prof. Erik De Schutter and his former postdoc Gabriela Antunes report that by constructing a computational model of many molecules in a part of the neuron that regulates synapse strength, they have gained new and surprising insight into what determines that strength.
OIST's Seaside House last month played host to the Developmental Neurobiology Course (DNC), an intensive two-week program that ended on July 30 for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world.
As we grow, an intricate choreography of genetic controls begins to differentiate our cells, turning some genes off and others up to full-blast, eventually yielding fully-formed animals. Researchers at OIST are working to learn more about this choreography.
In a paper published yesterday in Science, a team of researchers that includes OIST's Nick Luscombe shows that the long-accepted view of how male fruit flies manipulate their genes’ activity should be revised. Their finding shows how cells use a single, crucial regulator to change the activity of large numbers of genes at the same time.
One of the cornerstones of scientific research at OIST is the removal of boundaries between departments and fields, but art conservator Anya McDavis’ work goes one step further, bridging gaps between art, history and science.
The Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, led by Evan Economo, uses classic tools of taxonomy—as well as genomic sequencing and computer modeling—to study how species evolve, move around, and adapt to their environments.
On Saturday, June 16, Prof. David Daley of the University of Nottingham delivered a public lecture at OIST on parenting children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). About 500 people attended the talk.
Using the papilloma and polyoma viruses as subjects, Prof. Matthias Wolf’s team is focusing on how viruses latch on to cells, poke holes in the cell membrane, and inject their genetic material into their hosts, thereby infecting them.