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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
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