16 Jan 2018
A cartoon by Dr. Rivada-Wheelaghan shows the simple stepwise process of copper atom chain synthesis using a dynamic ligand. Copper atoms can be added or removed one by one to make chains of different...
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16 Jan 2018
The structure of the longest EMAC reported in the literature, confirmed by X-ray crystallography. It contains 11 nickel atoms arranged in a linear chain.
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16 Jan 2018
Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now the field of molecular electronics is taking...
Type: News Article
12 Jan 2018
Made up of nucleosomes—roll-shaped bundles of DNA and protein—heterochromatin is connected by a velcro-like feature called Heterochromatin Protein 1. (Image: Yoshimasa Takizawa/OIST)  
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12 Jan 2018
Housed in the nucleus, chromatin consists of tightly packed DNA and proteins. A form of chromatin, heterochromatin has proven difficult to image due to its flexibility and very small size. (Image:...
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12 Jan 2018
Wireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell’s nucleus. For decades, scientists could only speculate about...
Type: Press release
22 Dec 2017
When Yoko Nomura moved from warm, dry California to the subtropical island of Okinawa, she was struck by the stifling heat and humidity. Searching for ways to survive the Okinawan summer months,...
Type: Press release
22 Dec 2017
Magnified images of vascular bundles after traditional degumming in ‘Naha-u’, the outer part of the banana plant leaf sheath that is used to make Basho-fu. (Photo: Journal of Fiber Science and...
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20 Dec 2017
Nanoscopic images showing the spatial organization of two cell division proteins in E.coli cells. FtsZ (green) and FtsN (red) are organized into patchy rings at the division site.
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20 Dec 2017
Imagine trying to defeat an army of invaders that can double its population size every twenty minutes. This is what the human body is facing when it becomes infected with a harmful strain of...
Type: News Article
11 Dec 2017
Researchers used a Titan ETEM microscope at OIST to image samples.
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11 Dec 2017
The sample is suspended in water vapor, which is pumped into the portion of the tube surrounding the sample and rapidly pumped out again.
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