9 Dec 2021 - 14:36
To commemorate 10 years since the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) was established, the university’s president Dr. Peter Gruss reflects on OIST’s connection to...
Type: News Article
7 Dec 2021 - 17:00
Highlights Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, form the first line of defense against neurogenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries. However, questions surrounding how the...
Type: Press release
7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
One of the three sites where researchers collected water samples for eDNA analysis. Staff scientist Dr. Koki Nishitsuji stated that although nearly everyone acknowledges that coral is beautiful,...
Type: Photo
7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
Highlights To reverse the global decline of coral reefs, a greater understanding of coral diversity is needed. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a tool—a short DNA sequence, called a...
Type: Press release
30 Nov 2021 - 01:00
Glow in the dark materials are utilized worldwide for emergency signs, watches, and paint. This image appeared in the press release '...
Type: Photo
30 Nov 2021 - 01:00
By tweaking the emission mechanism and the molecules used, researchers improved the performance of organic glow-in-the-dark materials by tenfold. The resulting emissions lasted for over one hour in...
Type: Photo
30 Nov 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Glow-in-the-dark materials fuel a US$400 million global industry, thanks to their usefulness in emergency signs, watches, and paint. However, they are currently made from inorganic...
Type: Press release
25 Nov 2021 - 17:12
The neurons successfully grew into scaffold and were imaged using a confocal microscope. The neurons are colored according to their depth in the scaffold.
Type: Photo
25 Nov 2021 - 17:07
The researchers managed to culture sensory neurons on top of the scaffolds, visualized here using a confocal microscope.
Type: Video
25 Nov 2021 - 16:54
The Nanoscribe printing machine uses 2-photon lithography to print and then harden polymer to form specifically designed structures.
Type: Photo
25 Nov 2021 - 16:51
The scaffold, imaged using an electron microscope, is structurally designed to help guide regenerating neurons. Image A: scale bar = 100 µm. Image B: scalebar = 1 µm.
Type: Photo
25 Nov 2021 - 16:40
Highlights Researchers have used a state-of-the-art technique to build more precise artificial scaffolds for regenerating neurons The scaffolds were designed to mimic the extracellular matrix – a...
Type: Press release
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