24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
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22 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Neurons are like the electrical wiring of our brains, responsible for receiving information from the outside world and conveying this information to the rest of our body. To work correctly, they need...
Type: Press release
18 Dec 2020 - 19:00
Scientists in Japan’s brain science project have used machine intelligence to improve the accuracy and reliability of a powerful brain-mapping technique, a new study reports. Their development,...
Type: Press release
15 Dec 2020 - 10:58
(Left) MRI scanners, like the one pictured at RIKEN Center for Brain Science, can be used to non-invasively map the brain by analyzing the diffusion of water molecules. (Right) The diffusion MRI...
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15 Dec 2020 - 10:52
(Top left) The image shows all the estimated fibers in the whole brain of a marmoset using a diffusion MRI-based fiber tracking algorithm with generic set of optimized parameters. (Top right) The...
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15 Dec 2020 - 10:46
The green represents nerve fibers detected by injecting a fluorescent tracer at a single point. The red represents nerve fibers detected using a diffusion MRI-based fiber tracking algorithm. Only the...
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Neurons are like the electrical wiring of our bodies. They are connected by synapses, which play an important role in transferring information. Inside synapses, there are complex molecular...
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
The small, round circles in this image are synaptic vesicles (SV). SVs store neurotransmitters and release them upon electrical stimulation. They work to ensure that information is transferred...
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
The research group revealed many hidden SV proteins including those related to brain diseases.
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
In 2006, a synaptic protein was identified from just one unique peptide. However, by using the new method on the same protein, the researchers found multiple unique peptides.  
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14 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Ion traps can slow down these tiny particles to the point where they are frozen in space and can be observed. In this image, an atom can be seen right at the center.
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14 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Professor Hiroki Takahashi in his lab at OIST.
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