16 Apr 2021 - 00:00
COVID-19 needs no introduction. Last year, the disease, which is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, reached every continent across the globe. By the end of March 2021, there had been an estimated 128...
Type: News Article
1 Apr 2021 - 13:00
Highlights The kangaskhan, Australia’s only species of endemic Pokémon in Pokémon Go, is commonly poached within its natural habitat by Pokémon trainers for use in fighting contests Researchers...
Type: Press release
19 Mar 2021 - 10:20
What can scientists learn when they investigate the brain activity behind the behavior of living creatures? Take, for example, coleoid cephalopods, a group of marine invertebrates that includes...
Type: News Article
10 Mar 2021 - 16:52
The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, science writer Lucy Dickie interviewed Dr. Yuimaru...
Type: Media Links
5 Mar 2021 - 10:00
From designing a new building to figuring out how much time a car drive will take, mathematical formulas are used throughout our world. When equipped with numbers and well-established equations,...
Type: News Article
25 Feb 2021 - 17:00
On Saturday 30th January, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) held its annual Science Festival but, this year, it was a bit different. Through a combination of...
Type: News Article
22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Coral within the family Acropora are fast growers and thus important for reef growth, island formation, and coastal protection but, due to global environmental pressures, are in decline...
Type: Press release
8 Feb 2021 - 12:00
In his laboratory at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Professor Tomomi Kiyomitsu is researching one of the largest organelles – the mitotic spindle. If the...
Type: News Article
2 Feb 2021 - 00:00
New research from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has found a surprising randomness for how fluids choose their path around obstacles that depends on their...
Type: Press release
25 Jan 2021 - 10:58
At the 2020 Welcome Ceremony on January 15, 2021, the OIST community welcomed 62 new students, from 18 different countries and regions – OIST’s largest batch of PhD students since the program began...
Type: News Article
20 Jan 2021 - 09:00
Researchers looked at neurons within the basal ganglia, a part of the brain that, when damaged, can severely impact a person’s motor ability, making seemingly simple reaching-and-grasping tasks...
Type: Press release
24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
Type: Press release
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