8 May 2020
Neurons, the electrical wiring in our bodies that allows us to move, think and sense our surroundings, are specially adapted for rapid communication, highlighted by their unusual, elongated shape....
Type: News Article
24 Apr 2020
Hailed as one of the most important medical advances, the discovery of general anesthetics – compounds which induce unconsciousness, prevent control of movement and block pain – helped transform...
Type: News Article
25 Dec 2019
Researchers in the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (...
Type: News Article
30 Oct 2019
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a widespread condition with complex underlying causes. A stimulant drug called methylphenidate is a common ADHD treatment that impacts the brain’s...
Type: News Article
1 Jun 2018
Just a little longer. It’s a common experience: hanging on in the hopes that our patience will pay off in the end. From waiting from a restaurant seat to queuing at a theme park, we’re all able to...
Type: Press release
10 May 2018
Changing our behavior based on unexpected cues from our environment is an essential part of survival.  The ability to drop what you’re doing when circumstances demand it could mean the...
Type: News Article
8 Feb 2018
To understand Izumi Fukunaga’s work, it helps to appreciate a glass of red wine with cheese. Imagine the way a certain vintage is offset by a blue cheese versus a camembert, for instance. This, more...
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2017
While the mechanism of transmission of information at the contact point between two neurons – the famous synapse – has been thoroughly studied, the transportation of this information within the...
Type: News Article
3 Jun 2017
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurological illness that affects approximately 10 million people worldwide. It is marked by a progressive decline in physical function, the most iconic being...
Type: Press release
11 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Brain Mechanisms for Behaviour Unit have found a surprise upon mapping the precise connectivity inside a brain...
Type: News Article
19 Dec 2014
Behind all motor, sensory and memory functions, calcium ions are in the brain, making those functions possible. Yet neuroscientists do not entirely understand how fast calcium ions reach their...
Type: Press release
25 Sep 2014
OIST Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto is receiving the Tomizo Yoshida Award from The Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) for “outstanding achievement in the...
Type: News Article
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