18 Sep 2020
In a simple behavioral experiment, rats choose between better quality food that is delivered in conjunction with an uncomfortably bright light, or lower quality food with a less bright light. Signals...
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18 Sep 2020
Neurons from the ventromedial thalamus (red area) extend into the prelimbic cortex (blue area) which is a region within the prefrontal cortex (grey area).
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18 Sep 2020
Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. While most are small and inconsequential, like choosing what to eat or wear, others are more complex and involve weighing up potential costs and benefits,...
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16 Sep 2020
In everyday life, measuring temperature is pretty straightforward. But in the quantum world, which deals with the super small and the ultra-cold, determining how hot or cold something is starts...
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11 Sep 2020
Robust and widespread antibody testing has emerged as a key strategy in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. However current testing methods are too...
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9 Sep 2020
Researchers Professor Thomas Busch (left) and Dr. Thomás Fogarty (right) after finishing a day's work on ultracold atom theory.  
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8 Sep 2020
The wavelength of light absorbed by the nanospikes changes depending on its local environment. The principle is the basis for detecting the presence and quantity of antibodies which are bound to the...
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8 Sep 2020
The green arrows show the direction that the sample moves through the chip, due to the action of the syringe pump.
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8 Sep 2020
The antibody testing platform, developed by researchers from the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST.
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8 Sep 2020
Research conducted by the Computational Neuroscience Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has...
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8 Sep 2020
When a group of Purkinje neurons fire rapidly, loose synchronization occurs. This can be seen by the spikes occurring in groups at regular intervals (highlighted in yellow). When Purkinje neurons...
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28 Aug 2020
A protein that’s common throughout the body plays a key role in regulating glucose levels, says new research conducted in the Cell Signal Unit...
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