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New model captures the erratic speed of DNA copying proteins in bacteria
A new study reveals that certain locations of DNA are copied faster than others, which could also have an effect on mutation rate.
28 September 2022
Tracking a network of 100,000 mutants
Mutations that maintain fitness are vital for diversity and, for the first time, scientists have managed to experimentally show how extensive networks of these mutations develop.
20 September 2022
Hitotsubashi University and OIST partner to launch an internship program
The OIST-Hitotsubashi Internship Program aims to make the critical link between science and business
16 September 2022
OIST Participates in the Science Summit at the 77th UN General Assembly
OIST is participating in the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly held September 13 to 30, 2022.
16 September 2022
MBE-CQEC: A new scheme to correct quantum errors
Researchers have developed a potentially powerful error correction scheme for quantum computers.
15 September 2022
Jumping gene found to be strongly linked to depression, fear, and anxiety
By combining molecular biology with neuroscience, researchers have found that a well-known gene works to withstand psychiatric stress.
09 September 2022
The shape of coronavirus affects its transmission, finds study
Scientists have developed the most accurate model yet of how the coronavirus particles rotate, according to their ellipsoidal shape.
31 August 2022
OIST and Keio University partner
To promote the advancement of Japan’s science and technology
26 August 2022
Tracking the journey of mangroves in southern Japan
By using techniques from both genetics and oceanography, researchers have found that the mangrove populations in the Ryukyu Islands are relatively isolated from one another, which has implications for conservation.
24 August 2022
Social connection drives learning in bird brain
Researchers identify a brain circuit that helps a young bird to identify ‘real’ songs its teacher demonstrates.
16 August 2022
A mutated eye offers a glimpse of a key protein for preventing cancer
Researchers have showcased the central role of a specific protein for stopping cell death and regulating the cell cycle.
09 August 2022