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
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
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
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
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
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
10 Nov 2021 - 15:04
Highlights Researchers have created tiny, membraneless droplets that mimic how proteins move and interact within cells The droplets allow scientists to study enzymatic reactions in a well-...
Type: Press release
9 Nov 2021 - 16:08
When researchers added the enzyme urease to the solution, the reaction created a pH gradient that caused all the molecules within the droplet to flow, as shown by the green fluorescence.  
Type: Video
8 Nov 2021 - 00:00
Prof. Amy Shen, who leads OIST’s Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, was elected a 2021 Fellow to the American Physical Society for her significant contributions to the field of fluid dynamics. This image...
Type: Photo
8 Nov 2021 - 00:00
Prof. Amy Shen, who leads the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has...
Type: News Article
4 Nov 2021 - 10:49
Video 3/3: After 5000 trials, the agent has learned how to apply the necessary force to keep the ball in the desired area.
Type: Video
4 Nov 2021 - 10:46
Video 2/3: Through trial-and-error, the agent begins to learn to control the ball and apply the right amount of force to keep it in the same place.
Type: Video
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