7 Nov 2012
Mechanism of Synaptic Transmission: Chemical neurotransmitter is stored in tiny membrane-enclosed compartments in the nerve terminal called synaptic vesicles.  Upon an electrical signal reaching...
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29 Oct 2012
In a paper to be published in the November 6 print issue of Current Biology, Noriyuki Satoh, head of the...
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22 Oct 2012
Have you ever wondered if our universe is just a tiny speck in a much larger cosmos? While it might be impossible for scientists to discover the truth behind this daydream, the Theory of Quantum...
Type: News Article
Tetrahedral Lattice of Spin Ice
22 Oct 2012
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11 Oct 2012
Professor Satoshi Mitarai, head of the Marine Biophysics Unit at OIST, is a master of making friends in all the right places – in his case,...
Type: News Article
9 Oct 2012
To respond to the body’s needs, our cells are constantly switching specific genes on or off. Flipping the switch means the cells either start or stop making copies of a gene out of molecules known as...
Type: News Article
mRNA processing factories inside a cell
9 Oct 2012
mRNA processing factories inside a cell. The pink and green dots indicate places where useless mRNAs are stored and broken down, respectively.
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9 Oct 2012
Intercellular phosphorylation signaling molecule. The large and small green dots indicate specific phosphorylation signaling molecules.
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