16 Apr 2021 - 00:00
A more accurate image of a coronavirus particle has triangular-shaped spikes. Scientists from OIST and Queen’s University have found that this may aid the success of the coronavirus to transmit from...
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16 Apr 2021 - 00:00
COVID-19 needs no introduction. Last year, the disease, which is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, reached every continent across the globe. By the end of March 2021, there had been an estimated 128...
Type: News Article
14 Apr 2021 - 14:00
At the end of March 2021, EF Polymer Private Limited, a startup generated from the OIST...
Type: Press release
12 Apr 2021 - 13:45
Neurons in the brain are labelled with fluorescent sensors that vary in fluorescence intensity based on changes in voltage or calcium level within the neurons. Here, the neurons are imaged using a...
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12 Apr 2021 - 11:56
Neurons typically consist of a cell body or ‘soma’, dendrites and axon. The dendrites are branched structures that receive signals from other neurons, while axons transmit signals to other neurons....
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12 Apr 2021 - 11:28
The human brain is jampacked with neurons – 86 billion of them – connected in a vast, complex network that controls how we move, think, talk and make memories. Vital information is exchanged across...
Type: News Article
1 Apr 2021 - 13:00
Highlights The kangaskhan, Australia’s only species of endemic Pokémon in Pokémon Go, is commonly poached within its natural habitat by Pokémon trainers for use in fighting contests Researchers...
Type: Press release
1 Apr 2021 - 00:00
An artistic depiction of a kangaskhan – a two-meter-tall Pokémon endemic to Australia. Image by Katerina Zapfe
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30 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Venoms are a mixture of proteins that animals have weaponized for prey capture and self defense New research has found that snakes and mammals share a set of genes that have similar...
Type: Press release
22 Mar 2021 - 11:21
Professor Myers is assembling a small, focused team and also collaborating with three other units at OIST. Pictured left to right: Gaurav Agavekar, lead collaborator from Professor Evan Economo’s...
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22 Mar 2021 - 09:54
Long strands of DNA that make up the genome are gathered into structures called chromosomes. The ends of the chromosomes, the telomeres, and the middle of the chromosomes, the centromeres, are filled...
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22 Mar 2021 - 09:53
Paired-end shotgun sequencing works by first creating multiple copies of the human genome. Then, each copy of the genome is “shotgunned” into smaller fragments, with the breakages occurring at random...
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