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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
11 Sep 2014
Minister Yamaguchi Visits OIST
Newly appointed minister acknowledges interaction and interdisciplinary studies on his first visit.
about Minister Yamaguchi Visits OIST
2 Sep 2014
OIST Welcomes New PhD Students
The third class of doctoral students introduced themselves to OIST and received a resounding welcome from the community.
about OIST Welcomes New PhD Students
1 Sep 2014
To See or Not to See
OIST researcher Sigita Augustinaite suggests a mechanism for how dendritic potentials in thalamocortical neurons allow visual signals to pass from retina to cortex.
about To See or Not to See
26 Aug 2014
Let’s Enjoy Science!! Children’s School of Science 2014
From August 18-22, over 100 students explored the world of science as participants in the Onna-OIST Children’s School of Science.
about Let’s Enjoy Science!! Children’s School of Science 2014
19 Aug 2014
The Mystery of Cell Proliferation: Matching Histone to DNA
New research from Professor Ichiro Masai points to stem-loop binding protein for cell proliferation and differentiation in living vertebrates
about The Mystery of Cell Proliferation: Matching Histone to DNA
18 Aug 2014
New Facilities for OIST’s Youngest Learners
The new Child Development Center is ready to replace the temporary structure that has hosted the CDC since January 2013, doubling the number of children that the CDC can accommodate to 100.
about New Facilities for OIST’s Youngest Learners
15 Aug 2014
Surviving the Attack of Killer Microbes
If some microbes have the ability to kill all other microbes, how do the non-killers survive?
about Surviving the Attack of Killer Microbes
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