17 Jul 2018
In multicellular organisms, including humans, most DNA is coiled up within the cell’s nucleus. A small part, however, is tucked away within the mitochondria— organelles that produce energy and...
Type: News Article
13 Jul 2018
Dr. Zdenek Lajbner is from the Physics and Biology Unit at OIST and also the lead author of the paper.
Type: Photo
11 Jul 2018
A diagram showing the new WGR experiments. Test particles (shown here in green) are passed through a light field, which distorts the light wavelength, which can be used to detect the particles.
Type: Photo
11 Jul 2018
Dr Jonathan Ward with his co-author, Dr Fuchuan Lei.
Type: Photo
11 Jul 2018
 A magnified photograph of a glass Whispering Gallery Resonator. The bubble is extremely small, less than the width of a human hair.
Type: Photo
11 Jul 2018
Technology created by researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is literally shedding light on some of the smallest particles to detect their presence...
Type: News Article
3 Jul 2018
From left to right: Ms. Kaori Serakaki of the OIST Media Section (who provided support in creating illustrations of the cohesin models), Dr. Norihiko Nakazawa, Mrs. Li Wang (who gave technical...
Type: Photo
3 Jul 2018
These diagrams compare the two models of the cohesin protein’s structure. The ring model has distinct “head” and “hinge” features at opposite ends of the molecule, whereas the hold-and-release model...
Type: Photo
3 Jul 2018
A diagram of the protein complex cohesin in its assumed ring-shaped configuration. The scissors represent the action of the enzyme Cut1, which breaks apart the molecule to release DNA.
Type: Photo
3 Jul 2018
Cell division is one of the most fundamental processes of biology. It’s what allows all living things to grow, multiply and form complex structures. But scientists still don’t understand many of the...
Type: News Article
27 Jun 2018
High speed photography of a ball-drop experiment onto a granular surface imprinted with a regular pattern of hexagons. A crown of ejection rays is clearly visible at the edges of the impact site.
Type: Photo
27 Jun 2018
Look up above you. You might see blue sky, clouds, the Moon or stars. And while it might seem calm up there, the truth is it’s nearly always raining. Every day, Earth is constantly bombarded by about...
Type: Press release
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