July 2017

New Mechanism Behind Parkinson’s Disease Revealed

New Mechanism Behind Parkinson’s Disease Revealed

Researchers have identified the toxic mechanism at work during an overabundance of alpha-synuclein, a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease, in neurons.

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Graphene Enhancing Our Vision of the Infinitely Small

OIST researchers report using one-atom-thin graphene film to drastically enhance the quality of electron microscopy images.

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Rules of the Neural Roads: Traffic Control in Your Synapses

In brain cells, neurotransmitters are carried inside “cellular vehicles”. OIST scientists elucidate the mechanisms behind the motion of these vehicles in mammalian synapses.

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A Unique Amino Acid for Brain Cancer Therapy

Researchers discover potential application of amino acid taurine in photodynamic therapy for brain cancer.

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OIST President Peter Gruss Honored with Harnack Medal

Dr. Peter Gruss was awarded the prestigious Harnack medal by the Max Planck Society.

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Miniature Technology, Big Hope for Disease Detection

Researchers develop a simple printing method to create effective disease detection tools.

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