20 Mar 2019 - 09:36
PhD student Tom Burns helps a participant of the 2019 Science Challenge on their presentation.
20 Mar 2019 - 09:33
Research Support Specialist Toshio Sasaki shows 2019 Science Challenge participants the Imaging Labs at OIST. They viewed microscopic pictures of atoms and explored the microscopes used daily.
20 Mar 2019 - 09:32
OIST PhD student Masakazu Taira gives a tour of OIST to 2019 Science Challenge participants.
15 Mar 2019 - 10:31
Scientists from the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit at OIST captured high resolution photos of the ants. Each species is named after characters from...
7 Mar 2019 - 13:16
Your perception of smell, whether you realize it or not, is ever-changing as a result of the brain’s constant tuning efforts. From this moment to the next, your brain is analyzing scents differently...
Type: News Article
7 Mar 2019 - 10:32
The illustration depicts a whirlwind of odor molecules portrayed as dots entering the olfactory area. The olfactory area is the first smell center in the brain, located above the nose.
6 Mar 2019 - 09:48
A joint collaboration between scientists from the Information Processing Biotlogy Unit and the Neurobiology Research...
Type: Media Links
5 Mar 2019 - 19:00
Scientists used sharp glass needles to extract a GFP-labeled cell from C. elegans and recorded the neuronal response of the cell to varying salt concentrations by patch-clamp technique. In...
5 Mar 2019 - 19:00
It’s the small pieces that make the big picture, and in this case, the pieces can’t be seen by the naked eye. New research at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST...
Type: Press release
5 Mar 2019 - 13:43
The nerve cell that senses salty taste is present in the head of C. elegans, and its sensillium is exposed to the environment at the tip of its nose. A small number of nerve cell bodies are excised...
5 Mar 2019 - 13:37
(Left to right) Dr. Yuto Momohara, Dr. Takashi Murayama, Prof. Ichiro Maruyama, Prof. Jeff Wickens and Dr. Ei-ichiro Saita started a collaboration between the...
5 Mar 2019 - 13:23
Since a C. elegans body length is about 1 mm and it is transparent, all cells can be observed with a microscope while living. Its genes are miniscule but has genes in common to humans. In addition,...