11 Jul 2022 - 10:28
Professor Paola Laurino leads the Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: News Article
2 Jul 2022 - 03:00
A scanning electron microscopy image of a Kamptozoa, a small aquatic invertebrate. Credit: Dr. Natalia Shunatova. This image appeared in the press release: “...
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2 Jul 2022 - 03:00
The evolutionary relationships of Kamptozoa and Bryozoa and their place on the tree of life have been revealed in this new study. The study found that they split from mollusks and worms earlier than...
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2 Jul 2022 - 03:00
Dr. Konstantin Khalturin and Prof. Nori Satoh are two of the researchers involved in this study. This image appeared in the press release: “...
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2 Jul 2022 - 03:00
Highlights Kamptozoa and Bryozoa are two phyla of small aquatic invertebrates that are related to animals like snails, earthworms, leeches, and ribbon worms. But questions surrounding the precise...
Type: Press release
22 Jun 2022 - 14:04
The peptide, PDHP5, prevents injected tau from impairing endocytosis and synaptic transmission. This image is associated with the press release, "...
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22 Jun 2022 - 13:55
Exocytosis and endocytosis are key steps in vesicle recycling. Exocytosis increases the surface area of the presynaptic terminal membrane, and endocytosis reduces the surface area, so by electrically...
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22 Jun 2022 - 13:52
When an electrical signal arrives at the presynaptic terminal, neurotransmitters are released from vesicles into the gap between neurons. The neurotransmitters then trigger an electrical signal in...
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22 Jun 2022 - 11:17
Highlights A new study has revealed how tau – a microtubule-binding protein that is implicated in Alzheimer’s disease – weakens transmission across synapses in the brains of mice When injected...
Type: Press release
9 Jun 2022 - 14:00
A simple PCR test could be used to improve cultivation of the edible brown seaweed, Okinawa mozuku, and even aid attempts at generating heat-tolerant strains, reported scientists from the Okinawa...
Type: Press release
9 Jun 2022 - 11:12
In the mozuku lifecycle, germlings occur as haploids and diploids. The germlings look the same but farmers only want to culture the diploid germlings, which will bud and form mature mozuku.
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9 Jun 2022 - 10:31
PCR tests of a diploid, male haploid and female haploid germlings have been developed, improving the efficiency of cultivation and aiding attempts at crossbreeding.
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