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7 Aug 2014
To See OIST on a Grain of Salt
OIST specialist used an ion beam to carve the logo so small that it can fit onto a grain of salt.
about To See OIST on a Grain of Salt
5 Aug 2014
Japanese Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki Visits OIST
Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki visits OIST to discuss her long journey of training and space travel in a talk entitled “Linking Space, People, and Dreams.”
about Japanese Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki Visits OIST
25 Jul 2014
Simulating the Invisible
Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos simulates the interactions of particles that are too small to see, and too complicated to visualize.
about Simulating the Invisible
18 Jul 2014
Supporting OIST Research: Female Specialists
OIST has highly-skilled women who use their expertise to advise and support students and researchers in a wide of range of research activities.
about Supporting OIST Research: Female Specialists
11 Jul 2014
MRI for Laboratory Animals
OIST’s new magnetic resonance imaging system allows physiological analyses of small animals.
about MRI for Laboratory Animals
10 Jul 2014
Head Formation of Clawed Frog Embryos
Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka has discovered a key mechanism in formation of the head in frogs.
about Head Formation of Clawed Frog Embryos
4 Jul 2014
Humpback Whale Comes to OIST
OIST has a new resident: a life-size humpback whale! On June 28, eighty children visited OIST to paint a mural of a humpback whale with Okinawan artist pokke104.
about Humpback Whale Comes to OIST
3 Jul 2014
Using Computers to Model our Computer, the Brain
The Computational Neuroscience Unit has enhanced their neuronal simulation program STEPS, bringing us a step closer to understanding the human brain.
about Using Computers to Model our Computer, the Brain
25 Jun 2014
Using Femtosecond Lasers to Administer Drugs
OIST researchers are developing a new drug delivery method using femtosecond lasers that allow tight control of drug release.
about Using Femtosecond Lasers to Administer Drugs
19 Jun 2014
Unveiling a Tiny World with Micro-CT
X-ray micro-CT provides OIST researchers with the ability to visualize and take detailed 3D measurements of tiny structures, like the brain of an ant.
about Unveiling a Tiny World with Micro-CT
17 Jun 2014
Modern Molecular Biology Meets Antique Museum Samples
OIST’s Ecology and Evolution Unit has developed a method to extract and sequence DNA from old and fragile museum specimens.
about Modern Molecular Biology Meets Antique Museum Samples
13 Jun 2014
OIST Welcomes Dr. Julia Khusnutdinova
OIST is welcoming Assistant Professor Julia Khusnutdinova to head a new unit called Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis.
about OIST Welcomes Dr. Julia Khusnutdinova
5 Jun 2014
Of Dinosaurs and Mathematics
Professor Robert Sinclair is using mathematics in unusual places, like paleontology.
about Of Dinosaurs and Mathematics
4 Jun 2014
Bringing a Physiological Model to Life
Researchers in OIST’s Open Biology Unit are working on a physiological computer modeling platform called PhysioDesigner.
about Bringing a Physiological Model to Life
29 May 2014
Delving into the Spread of Marine Life
A paper by Dr. Masako Nakamura of the Marine Biophysics Unit on the ecology of a deep-sea limpet called Lepetodrilus nuxon has been published in the Marine Ecology Progress Series.
about Delving into the Spread of Marine Life
16 May 2014
In the Name of a Great Leader
South African Ambassador Mohau Pheko gave the Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture, “Can Science and Technology Promote Development and Democracy?” at OIST.
about In the Name of a Great Leader
16 May 2014
“Sketches of Science” Brings Nobel Prize Winners to OIST
A photo exhibition, “Sketches of Science,” opened May 13 at OIST.
about “Sketches of Science” Brings Nobel Prize Winners to OIST
16 May 2014
Woman Technicians at OIST
Women technicians make important contributions to the research at OIST and their enthusiasm brightens up the research units.
about Woman Technicians at OIST
12 May 2014
Studying Behavior Using Light to Control Neurons
Using a technique to manipulate neuronal cell behavior, the Neurobiology Research Unit was able to show a behavior was dictated by a specific group of neurons.
about Studying Behavior Using Light to Control Neurons
9 May 2014
A Day in the Life of a Nanoparticle
Transporting a nanoparticle all the way across the OIST campus from where it is synthesized to the electron microscope where it can be analyzed is tricky.
about A Day in the Life of a Nanoparticle