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16 Dec 2014
21 teams of Okinawan high school students, selected from the 31 teams that applied, competed in the 3rd SCORE! – Science in Okinawa: Research for Enterprise - contest on Saturday 13 December.
about SCORE High!
15 Dec 2014
To Know The Enemy
Recent collaborations between scientists in Okinawa and Australia are helping to spur genomic research of the Crown of Thorns starfish, a threat to coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific region.
about To Know The Enemy
10 Dec 2014
Accelerating Particles into Medicine
Professor Hirotaka Sugawara announces his new unit, which will find ways to apply particle and nuclear physics technology to medical research.
about Accelerating Particles into Medicine
10 Dec 2014
Shifting Boundaries and Changing Surfaces
OIST’s Mathematical Soft Matter Unit explores the interaction of energies at the crossroads between physics and mathematics.
about Shifting Boundaries and Changing Surfaces
5 Dec 2014
OIST Joins Japan’s Brain/MINDS Project
OIST becomes part of Japan’s national effort to map the Brain
about OIST Joins Japan’s Brain/MINDS Project
26 Nov 2014
Yuichi Nakajima decodes barnacle genetics to understand how climate change impacts the deep ocean.
about Hydrothermal Settlers
19 Nov 2014
OIST Welcomes Professor Ye Zhang
OIST welcomes Ye Zhang to lead the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit. She hopes to create purely chemical systems that mimic biological structures.
about OIST Welcomes Professor Ye Zhang
17 Nov 2014
Readying the Neural Network
Marianela Garcia-Munoz and Violeta Lopez-Huerta illuminate a new purpose for a receptor known to trigger cell death.
about Readying the Neural Network
6 Nov 2014
OIST Explores Opportunities in Marine Sciences
Experts from around the world met at OIST to advise and comment on the future of Marine Science.
about OIST Explores Opportunities in Marine Sciences
5 Nov 2014
Back to Basics
Professor Robert Sinclair proposes that simple explanations can be found for complex systems in nature by using rational numbers
about Back to Basics
24 Oct 2014
OIST Hosts International Coral Reef Meeting
Hinako Takahashi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, visited OIST to open the meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative.
about OIST Hosts International Coral Reef Meeting
23 Oct 2014
Moving in the Quantum World
C. M. Chandrashekar and Thomas Busch simulate the motion of a particle that can be in two or more places at once.
about Moving in the Quantum World
16 Oct 2014
Shaping the Way to See the World
A new study of lens morphology through cell proliferation is helping to understand how complex biological structures form.
about Shaping the Way to See the World
10 Oct 2014
Helping Local Fishermen Fight Off the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
In a cooperative effort with the local fishermen, OIST researchers are studying the population dynamics of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish.
about Helping Local Fishermen Fight Off the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
3 Oct 2014
Two Leagues Under the Sea
Béatrice Lecroq examines tiny organisms called foraminifera in one of the world’s deepest ocean trenches.
about Two Leagues Under the Sea
2 Oct 2014
Scrolling on Demand
Jeong-Hwan Kim engineers a smart nanomaterial that rolls and unrolls in response to acidic or basic environments.
about Scrolling on Demand
29 Sep 2014
OIST Welcomes Dr. Yohei Yokobayashi
Yohei Yokobayashi joins OIST to lead the new unit on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering in an effort to understand the applications of chemistry in biological systems.
about OIST Welcomes Dr. Yohei Yokobayashi
25 Sep 2014
Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto to Receive Prestigious Cancer Research Award
The Japanese Cancer Association is awarding OIST Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto a prestigious award for his contributions to cancer research.
about Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto to Receive Prestigious Cancer Research Award
24 Sep 2014
New Solar Cells Serve Free Lunch
Professor Yabing Qi and members of his research unit are using a new strategy to develop the next generation of solar cells, focusing in particular on decreasing costs.
about New Solar Cells Serve Free Lunch
19 Sep 2014
Smartgels Are Thicker Than Water
Professor Amy Shen develops smartgels, viscous and elastic substances with useful properties such as sensitivity to glucose spikes, which would help diabetics monitor their blood sugar.
about Smartgels Are Thicker Than Water