27 Aug 2015
(From left) 2015 OIST External Peer Review Panel members Prof. Erwin Neher, Prof. Karl Deisseroth, Prof. Mitiko Go, Prof. Olaf Kübler, Prof. Maki Kawai.
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19 Aug 2015
An international research team has some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops and other plants. These valuable pollinators have...
Type: News Article
HEART ABeam Team
17 Jul 2015
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Manganese Carbonate Crystal
2 Jul 2015
A crystal made of manganese and other elements that provides a strong hyperfine interaction between the nucleus and electrons is just a few millimeters wide. It is shown next to a 100 Yen coin for...
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2 Jul 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the...
Type: News Article
Superconducting Magnet for Quantum Experiment
2 Jul 2015
OIST Professor Denis Konstantinov and Dr. Leonid Abdurakhimov, a post doctoral research scholar, install the superconducting magnet that is used in the experiment to fine-tune the frequency of...
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25 Jun 2015
The story about rare neurons enabling mental flexibility was picked up by several media outlets, including: ...
Type: Media Links
24 Jun 2015
Behavioral flexibility – the ability to change strategy when the rules change – is controlled by specific neurons in the brain, Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: Press release
Sho Aoki
23 Jun 2015
Dr. Sho Aoki, a post-doctoral researcher in OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit.
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Changing the Rules of the Game
23 Jun 2015
Figure 2. A schematic shows the two key behavioral tests presented to the rats. In both tests, rats were initially required to go to a right lever for a sugar pellet reward, and subsequently they had...
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Cholinergic Interneurons
23 Jun 2015
Figure 1. The image on the left shows all neurons (the black dots) in the rat striatum, a part of the brain that is involved in higher-level decision-making. The image on the right shows just...
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8 Jun 2015
Dr. Chuya Shinzato, a group leader of the Marine Genomics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has received this year’s Rocky Challenge Prize for his...
Type: News Article
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