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26 Jan 2015
New research published by the Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has...
21 Jan 2015
Building 3 construction is on track to finish at the end of March, marking a significant milestone in the university’s development. It will complete the first phase of OIST’s master plan to provide facilities for 50 faculty, their researchers and...
15 Jan 2015
Previous research has already demonstrated that substantial quantities of self-motile or active agents such as bacteria in a fluid environment can be harnessed to do mechanical work like moving microscopic gears and ratchets. Bacteria as well as algae...
8 Jan 2015
It is no secret that typhoons are capable of churning the seas and wreaking destruction. But it is tough to examine what exactly happens during a typhoon, particularly in the ocean. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University has...
5 Jan 2015
The Nanoparticles by Design Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University is constantly finding new ways to endow the tiniest of particles with more specific properties. They have...
24 Dec 2014
About one tenth of the world’s ants are close relatives; they all belong to just one genus out of 323, called Pheidole. “If you go into any tropical forest and take a stroll, you will step on one of these ants,” says Okinawa Institute of Science and...
18 Dec 2014
On December 12-13th, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University hosted a joint symposium with guest professors from the University of Tokyo. Professor Thomas Busch of the Quantum Systems Unit at OIST helped to organize the...
16 Dec 2014
SCORE is a science festival with a difference as the students are judged as much on their presentation skills and the potential of building a business from their project, as they are for scientific content. It was a near impossible job for the panel of...
15 Dec 2014
New research published in the journal genesis, by Kenneth Baughman, Dr. Eiichi Shoguchi, Professor Noriyuki Satoh of the...
10 Dec 2014
Distinguished Professor Hirotaka Sugawara has opened the new Advanced Medical Instrumentation Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. The unit will apply particle and nuclear physics research to improve medical...
5 Dec 2014
Governments the world over are now focusing their efforts in research towards mapping the brain to understand its secrets. America has The BRAIN Initiative and Europe, The Human Brain Project. Japan’s counterpart is called The Brain/MINDS Project ...
26 Nov 2014
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the deep ocean to determine what those impacts might be....
19 Nov 2014
OIST welcomes new Assistant Professor Ye Zhang, who will be directing a research unit on bioinspired soft matter. Zhang is coming to OIST from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where she is doing postdoctoral work on Material Science. Her primary...
17 Nov 2014
Synapse, the name for the signal-receiving site on a neuron, comes from the Greek word for contact. Neuroscientists used to maintain that neurons form one-to-one relationship to contact one another. Yet more researchers are finding evidence that shows...
6 Nov 2014
On October 29, six eminent marine scientists from institutions around the world gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University to discuss their work, ranging from the microscopic world of cellular marine biology, to the...
5 Nov 2014
In an article published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Professor Robert...
24 Oct 2014
On October 20, Hinako Takahashi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment visited the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University to open the 29th general meeting of the ...
23 Oct 2014
Simulating the behavior of a single particle can be quite a challenging task in physics; after all, it is microscopic and we usually cannot watch in real time. It becomes even more complicated when you realize that the particle has to follow the laws of...
16 Oct 2014
The proliferation of cells, in particular the orientation in which they divide, is key in regulating the shapes of tissues. However, the cellular mechanisms that govern cell proliferation and cell division orientation are not fully understood. Research...

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