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19 Sep 2014
Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where...
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1 Sep 2014
The brain is a complicated network of small units called neurons, all working to carry information from the outside world, create an internal model, and generate a response. Neurons sense a signal...
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19 Aug 2014
Before cells divide, they create so much genetic material that it must be wound onto spools before the two new cells can split apart. These spools are actually proteins called histones, and they must...
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15 Aug 2014
The ability to find food and avoid predation dictates whether most organisms live to spread their genes to the next generation or die trying. But for some species of microbe, a unique virus changes...
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25 Jul 2014
Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos in the OIST Nanoparticles by Design Unit simulates the interactions of particles that are too...
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10 Jul 2014
On July 9, 2014, Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka1 in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Marine Genomics Unit, published...
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3 Jul 2014
The human brain is the most complex computer in existence.  Understanding how it works has been a scientific endeavor for centuries.  However, technology has only recently advanced to the...
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25 Jun 2014
Combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson’s Disease is research “I would never have been able to do outside of OIST,” says Professor Keshav Dani.  The Okinawa Institute of Science...
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17 Jun 2014
Members of OIST’s Ecology and Evolution Unit study a wide range of topics with the common thread of taking advantage of new technologies, such as next-...
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5 Jun 2014
Dinosaurs and mathematics do not seem like an obvious pair, but for Professor Robert Sinclair and his Mathematical Biology Unit, they are a logical match...
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