12 Sep 2022 - 10:02
In a ceremony held on September 1, 2022, OIST welcomed students, faculty and executives who have joined since January 2021 into the OIST community. The Welcome Ceremony, which was attended by an...
Type: News Article
1 Sep 2022 - 16:59
A plaque honoring Ken Peach, a former long-term OIST executive and advisor, and his wife Liz Peach was unveiled in a ceremony, in recognition of their significant generosity to OIST. Given as a...
Type: News Article
31 Aug 2022 - 13:30
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, images of the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, have been seared in our minds. But the way we picture the virus, typically as a sphere with spikes, is not strictly...
Type: Press release
9 Aug 2022 - 00:00
Neurons, the specialized cells of the nervous system, are possibly the most complicated cell type ever to have evolved. In humans, these cells are capable of processing and transmitting vast sums of...
Type: Press release
20 Jul 2022 - 19:24
Type: Video
20 Jul 2022 - 11:53
Garden eels are the ultimate homebodies. Instead of swimming freely in the ocean, these eels anchor themselves into burrows in the...
Type: Press release
30 Jun 2022 - 15:48
The islands of Okinawa, the Southernmost prefecture of Japan, are well known for their hot, humid summers. These days, locals and tourists retreat from the oppressive heat into buildings cooled by...
Type: News Article
22 Jun 2022 - 11:17
Highlights A new study has revealed how tau – a microtubule-binding protein that is implicated in Alzheimer’s disease – weakens transmission across synapses in the brains of mice When injected...
Type: Press release
17 Jun 2022 - 10:35
Dr. Yabing Qi, a Professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and head of the Energy Materials and...
Type: News Article
13 Jun 2022 - 10:36
At first glance, music and science seem worlds apart. For some, science requires cool logic and analysis, while music and the arts thrive off emotion and creativity. But for many others, the two...
Type: News Article
9 Jun 2022 - 14:00
A simple PCR test could be used to improve cultivation of the edible brown seaweed, Okinawa mozuku, and even aid attempts at generating heat-tolerant strains, reported scientists from the Okinawa...
Type: Press release
23 May 2022 - 13:16
Science thrives on academic discussion, from small debates between colleagues and collaborations between individual research units, to conferences and even visiting programs, where academics travel...
Type: News Article
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