Dendritic spine schematic A schematic of the feedback loop in the dendritic spine. A schematic showing how calcium can activate both the enzyme PKC and a feedback loop of other chemical processes within the spine that magnify and extend the calcium signal. PKC in turn causes removal of receptors on the spine's surface, lessening its response to transmitter signals in the synapse. Date: 08 August 2012 Copyright OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 沖縄科学技術大学院大学). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Download full-resolution image Tags Research Share on: Related Images Figure 3. Surprizing genome structure of Symbiodinium The Marine Genomics Unit of OIST has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. The paper was published in the online version of Current Biology on July 11. This is a major advance in understanding the complex ecology of coral reefs. Postdoctoral Fellow Benoit Guénard Sifts Leaf Litter Post-doc Benoit Guénard at work. Leaf litter is sifted in bags like these and are later transferred into bags specially designed for Winkler extraction. Man Hai Village Man Hai Village, near the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens. Much of the vegetation on this photo is rubber trees. Final Adjustments to the Wave Glider Final adjustments to the Wave Glider Palladium Nanoparticles at Different Temperatures Grammatikopoulos simulated two palladium nanoparticles colliding at different temperatures. The hotter the temperature, the more homogenous the resulting product, and the further the atoms in the particle crystallize.