November 2018

Picture Perfect: Researchers Gain Clearest Ever Image of Ebola Virus Protein

Picture Perfect: Researchers Gain Clearest Ever Image of Ebola Virus Protein

Near-atomic resolution model of viral protein complex brings clearer understanding of the viral mechanics.

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Cellular “Tuning Mechanism” Builds Elegant Eyes

Scientists discover a molecular “brake” that helps control eye lens development in zebrafish.

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Anti-Cancer Virus Fits Tumor Receptor Like a “Key in a Lock”

For the first time, scientists reveal how a promising drug candidate for cancer therapy interacts with receptors on tumors.

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Researchers Identify Three Shades of Blue

OIST scientists have used brain imaging to identify three sub-types of depression—including one that is unresponsive to commonly prescribed serotonin boosting drugs.

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Asian Catfish Genome Decoded

For the first time, scientists decipher the entire genome of the striped catfish, paving the way for better breeding of the critical commercial species.

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Sculpting Bacteria Into Extreme Shapes Reveals the Rugged Nature of Cell Division

Stars, triangles and pentagons demonstrate the adaptability and robustness of bacterial cell division machinery.

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Chiral Forces for Quantum Technologies

OIST physicists calculate an atomic force that can be harnessed to create quantum technologies.

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