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11 Apr 2014
A new paper by OIST’s Neural Computation Unit has demonstrated the usefulness of robots in studying evolution.  Published in PLOS ONE, Stefan Elfwing, a...
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7 Apr 2014
OIST’s Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit has made a surprising discovery about the degradation of solar cells that could help pave the way to...
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26 Mar 2014
In recent years, Okinawa has recorded the dubious distinction of having the highest obesity rate in Japan. Preventing obesity-related diseases is an urgent issue.  Professor Hidetoshi Saze of...
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17 Mar 2014
In order to survive, animals must be able to sense what is happening in the environment.  Some animals have excellent sight, others a great sense of smell or taste.  The senses are used to...
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10 Mar 2014
Investigating the neurobiological causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will lead to effective new therapies for individuals with the disorder.  This is the goal of Emi...
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5 Mar 2014
In the bones supporting our bodies, calcium regulation occurs by balancing the activities of osteoclasts, which are groups of cells that increase the calcium concentration in blood by destroying bone...
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26 Feb 2014
Nanoparticle research is huge.  That is, the study of nanoparticles, very miniscule objects that act as a unit with specific properties, is a very popular area of study.  With implications...
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17 Feb 2014
One of the major problems in today’s society is the efficiency and cost of developing medicines to treat disease.  The advancements in pharmaceutical science have been phenomenal, but the price...
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30 Jan 2014
In 2013, a new species of goby was discovered in a stream on the main island of Okinawa. The species was named Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, which comes from a traditional word on Okinawa and Amami...
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27 Jan 2014
The dwindling resources for conventional energy sources make renewable energy an exciting and increasingly important avenue of research. However, even seemingly new and green forms of energy...
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