5 Mar 2019
It’s the small pieces that make the big picture, and in this case, the pieces can’t be seen by the naked eye. New research at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST...
Type: Press release
5 Mar 2019
Scientists used sharp glass needles to extract a GFP-labeled cell from C. elegans and recorded the neuronal response of the cell to varying salt concentrations by patch-clamp technique. In...
Type: Video
5 Mar 2019
The nerve cell that senses salty taste is present in the head of C. elegans, and its sensillium is exposed to the environment at the tip of its nose. A small number of nerve cell bodies are excised...
Type: Photo
5 Mar 2019
Since a C. elegans body length is about 1 mm and it is transparent, all cells can be observed with a microscope while living. Its genes are miniscule but has genes in common to humans. In addition,...
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28 Feb 2019
Cells divide to grow new tissues or patch up damaged ones, but when cell division goes wrong, it can cause more harm than good. To avoid dire consequences, namely disease and unwanted cell death,...
Type: Press release
28 Feb 2019
During cell division, the genetic material inside an animal cell assembles along the cell equator. In order for a cell to continue dividing after this precise moment, known as the “spindle assembly...
Type: Video
28 Feb 2019
Prof. Kono (third from the right) leads the OIST Membranology Unit, which investigates how cells change shape in response to stimuli, particularly damage to their external membranes. She recently co-...
Type: Photo
25 Feb 2019
(Actin filaments are depicted in florescent red.) During cell division in normal cells, a protein called cyclin-dependent kinase 1, or Cdk1, triggers a chain of events that causes actin filaments to...
Type: Photo
18 Feb 2019
The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. Using a mouse model of the disease, researchers at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
18 Feb 2019
OIST scientists have gained new insight into the abnormal brain activity underlying Parkinson’s disease. In a mouse model of the disease, the scientists observed that one group of neurons in a...
Type: Video
12 Feb 2019
Tiny moving particles make up everything in our physical world— including modern electronics, whose function relies on the movement of negatively-charged electrons. Physicists strive to understand...
Type: News Article
6 Feb 2019
(Left to right) Dr. Oleksiy Zadorozhko, Prof. Denis Konstantinov, and Jiabao Chen of the Quantum Dynamics Unit published a new study investigating the impact of microwaves on two-dimensional...
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