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26 Mar 2014
Combating Obesity with New Okinawan Rice
Professor Hidetoshi Saze is leading a new research project to develop a new strain of rice that prevents obesity-related diseases.
about Combating Obesity with New Okinawan Rice
18 Mar 2014
OIST Open Campus 2014
On March 16, OIST opened its doors to more than five thousand people from Okinawa and elsewhere, for Open Campus 2014.
about OIST Open Campus 2014
17 Mar 2014
Avoiding Environmental Hazards: Lessons from a Tiny Worm
Researchers in the Information Processing Biology Unit have discovered the sensor for high pH in the tiny worm C. elegans.
about Avoiding Environmental Hazards: Lessons from a Tiny Worm
10 Mar 2014
Researching ADHD Across Continents and Disciplines
The Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit helps uncover the neurobiological causes of ADHD.
about Researching ADHD Across Continents and Disciplines
5 Mar 2014
A Step toward Clarification of the Mechanisms of Osteoporosis
The bone metabolism is largely regulated by hormones, but more recently, the involvement of an intracellular protein named CNOT has been discovered.
about A Step toward Clarification of the Mechanisms of Osteoporosis
28 Feb 2014
Professor Amy Shen joins OIST to Study Complex Fluids
Professor Amy Shen is joining OIST to head the Micro/Bio/Nano Fluidics Unit to study complex fluids.
about Professor Amy Shen joins OIST to Study Complex Fluids
26 Feb 2014
The Secret of the Skywalk
The benches on the OIST Skywalk hide some amazing technology.
about The Secret of the Skywalk
26 Feb 2014
Creating Complex Nanoparticles in One Easy Step
Researchers in the Nanoparticles by Design Unit have developed a new method to synthesize a 3 component nanoparticle for use in biomedicine.
about Creating Complex Nanoparticles in One Easy Step
24 Feb 2014
At the Forefront of Evolutionary and Developmental Genomics
In February 2014, Professor Noriyuki Satoh published a book “Developmental Genomics of Ascidians.”
about At the Forefront of Evolutionary and Developmental Genomics
17 Feb 2014
Using Computers to Speed Up Drug Discovery
OIST researcher uses a computational approach in identifying proteins that will interact with potential drugs to speed up the process of drug discovery.
about Using Computers to Speed Up Drug Discovery
7 Feb 2014
OIST Welcomes New Faculty, Professor Eliot Fried
OIST is pleased to welcome Professor Eliot Fried, who will head the new Mathematical Soft Matter Unit.
about OIST Welcomes New Faculty, Professor Eliot Fried
31 Jan 2014
Two Universities – Established and New – Seek Common Goals
An agreement of scientific and academic cooperation was concluded between OIST and the University of Tokyo.
about Two Universities – Established and New – Seek Common Goals
31 Jan 2014
OIST Cafe Comes Home to Okinawa
The first OIST Café in Okinawa kicked off on Friday, January 24.
about OIST Cafe Comes Home to Okinawa
30 Jan 2014
Looking for Nirai Kanai
In 2013, a new species of goby, later named Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, was discovered in a stream on the main island of Okinawa.
about Looking for Nirai Kanai
27 Jan 2014
Collaboration Agreement with National Taiwan University
On January 17, OIST President Jonathan Dorfan and President Pan-Chyr Yang of National Taiwan University signed a basic agreement of collaboration for future scientific and academic cooperation between the two universities.
about Collaboration Agreement with National Taiwan University
27 Jan 2014
One Step Closer to Low Cost Solar Cells
An OIST research team is investigating solar cells based on organic materials that have electrodes both flexible and transparent, enabling the fabrication of these solar cells at a low cost.
about One Step Closer to Low Cost Solar Cells
23 Jan 2014
Unraveling Jellyfish Metamorphosis
Researchers discover the timer that tells jellyfish when to mature.
about Unraveling Jellyfish Metamorphosis
21 Jan 2014
Changing the World with Open Energy System
At OIST's first symposium of 2014, participants discussed the next generation of energy solutions, beginning with the Open Energy System.
about Changing the World with Open Energy System
20 Jan 2014
World’s First Simultaneous Genetic Sequencing of Host Coral and Symbiont Algae
Dr. Shinzato and his collaborators have successfully sequenced the genetic information of the host coral and its symbionts simultaneously.
about World’s First Simultaneous Genetic Sequencing of Host Coral and Symbiont Algae
9 Jan 2014
The Way Fission Yeast Survive
Researchers in the G0 Cell Unit investigated what exactly happened inside fission yeast cells under nitrogen starvation.
about The Way Fission Yeast Survive