24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
In each of the six areas visited, the surface water was trawled for one kilometer, which filtered approximately 800 liters of water.
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24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic – were found in all six areas sampled around Okinawa. These samples were analyzed at a lab in OIST, which revealed the size and molecular makeup of the plastics...
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24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Six areas around Okinawa were visited to collect samples for analyzing the marine microplastics – two were to the south of the island, two around the center, and two to the north.
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24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
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24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Across the six areas, plastic made up an average of 17% of all particles found in the samples. The area with the highest ratio of plastic was just off Nakagusuku in the south, where plastic made up...
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22 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Neurons are like the electrical wiring of our brains, responsible for receiving information from the outside world and conveying this information to the rest of our body. To work correctly, they need...
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
The small, round circles in this image are synaptic vesicles (SV). SVs store neurotransmitters and release them upon electrical stimulation. They work to ensure that information is transferred...
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Neurons are like the electrical wiring of our bodies. They are connected by synapses, which play an important role in transferring information. Inside synapses, there are complex molecular...
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
In 2006, a synaptic protein was identified from just one unique peptide. However, by using the new method on the same protein, the researchers found multiple unique peptides.  
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15 Dec 2020 - 00:00
The research group revealed many hidden SV proteins including those related to brain diseases.
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14 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Professor Hiroki Takahashi in his lab at OIST.
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14 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Ion traps can slow down these tiny particles to the point where they are frozen in space and can be observed. In this image, an atom can be seen right at the center.
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