12 May 2016
OIST welcomes new Professor Akihiro Kusumi, who heads the Membrane Cooperativity Unit. Kusumi has joined OIST as an adjunct professor while retaining his...
Type: News Article
15 Apr 2016
3D printing today is linked with innovation. Every day more products are created through 3D printing, from tiny teeth to massive jet engines. Now, at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
Type: News Article
15 Apr 2016
3D Glass Printer creating the OIST logo
Type: Video
The newly installed 3D printer at OIST
15 Apr 2016
Type: Photo
8 Apr 2016
How does memory occur? And what about movement, or thinking? One key element to understand all these brain functions are the synapses. A synapse is the contact point between two neurons, where a...
Type: News Article
The OIST authors of the scientific paper
8 Apr 2016
Members of the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit. From the left: Dr Hiroshi Takagi, Dr Kohgaku Eguchi, Dr Dimitar Dimitrov, Prof...
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Dr Dimitar Dimitrov making a giant synapse preparation
8 Apr 2016
A culture preparation starts with the collection of specific parts of mice brain. The tissues are broken down into in single cells. These cells are put in a dish with the appropriate culture medium....
Type: Photo
Synaptic transmission
8 Apr 2016
On the left, a neuronal synapse at rest: synaptic vesicles are ready to release chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. On the right: An electrical signal arrives at a terminal of one neuron...
Type: Photo
4 Apr 2016
A dedicated group of thirty students, all female and from Okinawa high schools, participated in a two-day workshop on March 25-26 that aimed to foster their interest in science and to help them in...
Type: News Article
Yuki Yamauchi leads high school students from Okinawa in an OIST guided tour
4 Apr 2016
Type: Photo
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