Press Releases

19 Dec 2014
Behind all motor, sensory and memory functions, calcium ions are in the brain, making those functions possible. Yet neuroscientists do not entirely understand how fast calcium ions reach their...
17 Sep 2014
The way in which most multicellular organisms have been classified has been the same for more than a century. Only recently have scientists developed the tools and knowledge to question the way we...
12 Sep 2014
New collaborative research published in the journal Nature Communications by scientists from Japan, Russia and...
22 Aug 2014
Lining up in a long queue for a popular restaurant or waiting for the arrival of a date requires a great deal of patience. Our lives are full of decisions involving patience, yet it needs to be...
30 Jul 2014
The first startup from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) was established on June 25, 2014. The company has grown from advanced structural imaging technology...
23 May 2014
“We are seriously tackling conservation of coral reefs in Okinawa,” said Dr. Chuya Shinzato of the OIST Marine Genomics Unit. Coral reefs face various extinction risks. To avert coral demise,...
1 Apr 2014
Congratulations to Professor Tsumoru Shintake. The European Physical Society (EPS) announced on March 20 that this year’s...
6 Sep 2013
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), working in agreement with the Okinawa General Bureau’s Ocean Expo Park, has installed a marine observatory system in waters...
12 Jul 2013
The Marine Genomics Unit of OIST has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. The paper was...
29 May 2013
Featured on the cover of Developmental Cell, a paper by OIST researchers revealed the mechanistic link between photoreceptor cell degeneration and defects in protein transport. Like the shipment of...

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