17 Feb 2016
The new milk frother you are using to prepare your cappuccino is likely using magnetic gears. Magnetic gears transmit rotary motion like mechanical gears but instead of teeth they use magnetic...
Type: News Article
12 Feb 2016
One of goals of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is to foster collaboration between different disciplines. Recently, OIST scientists combined techniques from...
Type: News Article
3 Feb 2016
Artificial transcription factor activators and repressors of different strengths were introduced in the fruit fly embryo to regulate the expression of the rhomboid gene. Activators and repressors are...
Type: Photo
15 Jan 2016
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) reconstructed the 3D structure of one of the proteins of Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malaria and the...
Type: Press release
18 Dec 2015
Ever imagined you could eat all the mouthwatering, festive food during winter holidays and never worry about an expanding waistline? For many people throughout the world, being overweight or worse...
Type: Press release
18 Dec 2015
The animation illustrates OIST research’s findings in obesity: the degradation of Ucp1 mRNA in fat cells is mediated by Tob and Cnot7.  
Type: Video
17 Dec 2015
Hokulani, a group of music-loving OIST employees and family members, joined by OIST Acting President Albrecht Wagner played today during Teatime. The performance included instrumental covers of...
Type: Video
17 Dec 2015
Two authors of this study: Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto and Dr Akinori Takahashi
Type: Photo
17 Dec 2015
Obesity correlates with the increase of Cnot7 and Tob, which reduce Ucp1. This suggests that lean individuals have less Tob, Cnot7, and higher concentrations of Ucp1.
Type: Photo
10 Dec 2015
A team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), led by Group Leader Chuya Shinzato in Professor Noriyuki Satoh’s Marine Genomics Unit, has analyzed the genome...
Type: Press release
8 Dec 2015
Researchers in the Light-Matter Interactions Unit led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed an on-off switch with...
Type: News Article
8 Dec 2015
Experimental set-up The rubidium atoms are trapped around the optical nanofiber and absorb light of wavelength 780 nm and 776 nm that has leaked out of the nanofiber. This effect can be used to...
Type: Photo
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