Articles

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...
10 Oct 2014
New research has been published in Marine Biology on the long term population dynamics of the Crown-of-Thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci.  It is one of the...
3 Oct 2014
This spring, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit researcher Béatrice Lecroq jumped aboard a ship traveling the Pacific. This was no ordinary ship though. It carried dozens of marine...
2 Oct 2014
Nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionize the medical industry, but they must possess a few critical properties. First, they need to target a specific region, so that they do not scatter throughout the body. They also require some sort of sensing...
29 Sep 2014
OIST welcomes its newest Associate Professor Yohei Yokobayashi, who will be leading a new unit on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering. Yokobayashi is joining OIST from UC Davis where he is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering....
25 Sep 2014
OIST Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto is receiving the Tomizo Yoshida Award from The Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) for “outstanding achievement in the field of cancer research.” The largest association of...
24 Sep 2014
One of the most common complaints about solar power is solar panels are still too expensive to be worth the investment. Many researchers have responded by making solar cells, the tile-like components of solar panels that absorb and transfer energy, more...

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