3 Oct 2022 - 21:43
Professor Svante Pääbo answers a question from the audience after giving a OIST Lunchtime Faculty Seminar talk on April 20, 2022. He received the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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28 Sep 2022 - 15:50
When growth rate is fast, such as when bacteria are cultured at a high temperature, oscillations in replisome speed appear. This may be due to multiple copies of the genome being replications at the...
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28 Sep 2022 - 15:40
Cell division is fundamental for life, allowing organisms to grow, repair tissues, and reproduce. For a cell to divide, all the DNA inside the cell (the genome) must first be copied, in a process...
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20 Sep 2022 - 12:34
Highlights: Mutations are responsible for most of the diversity of life we see around the world today, but many aspects of how mutations affect an organism’s fitness remain poorly understood. Now...
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20 Sep 2022 - 08:44
Mutations must maintain a similar fitness level compared to the one before and after them if diversity is to increase. If the mutation negatively impacts the variant, then the pathway to reach other...
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20 Sep 2022 - 08:44
This image is a simplified representation of a landscape of fitness when there is a neutral network. When there is a mutation, the fitness is maintained. This image appears in the press release:...
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20 Sep 2022 - 08:42
This image is a simplified representation of the classic landscape of fitness. If a mutation occurs, the organism will normally fall from the top of the peak into the ditch, losing fitness and likely...
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15 Sep 2022 - 13:41
Quantum computers hold enormous promise in our big data world. If researchers can harness their potential, these devices could perform massively complex computations at lightning speed. Classical...
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9 Sep 2022 - 14:00
Highlights Researchers have found that a well-known gene, Tob, plays an important role in reducing depression, fear, and anxiety. This conclusion was drawn after several different experiments...
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6 Sep 2022 - 17:54
An MRI of the hippocampus and the pre-frontal cortex when the Tob gene was removed. This MRI allowed the researchers to determine that the connectivity between the hippocampus and the pre-frontal...
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31 Aug 2022 - 13:35
The microscope images of coronavirus reveals that they have ellipsoidal shapes. The scientists modeled these different shapes to see how it impacts the speed that the particles rotate. This image...
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31 Aug 2022 - 13:30
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, images of the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, have been seared in our minds. But the way we picture the virus, typically as a sphere with spikes, is not strictly...
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