24 Jun 2020
Up until 40,000 years ago, we were not the only humans around. Neanderthals roamed across the steppes of Europe. Denisovans occupied Asia. There were ‘hobbits’ in Indonesia and at least three other...
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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....
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3 Feb 2020
Neuroscience, the study of the brain, and ethology, the study of animal behavior, constitute the blossoming, interdisciplinary field of neuroethology.  “When scientists examine the brain, we...
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25 Dec 2019
Researchers in the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (...
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1 Apr 2019
On March 28, 2019 the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) announced that a team led by Prof. Jeff Wickens, head of the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa...
Type: News Article
7 Mar 2019
Your perception of smell, whether you realize it or not, is ever-changing as a result of the brain’s constant tuning efforts. From this moment to the next, your brain is analyzing scents differently...
Type: News Article
5 Mar 2019
It’s the small pieces that make the big picture, and in this case, the pieces can’t be seen by the naked eye. New research at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST...
Type: Press release
18 Feb 2019
The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. Using a mouse model of the disease, researchers at the Okinawa Institute...
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30 Oct 2018
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and these rates are on the rise. Yet, doctors and scientists have a poor understanding of what...
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19 Oct 2018
How different cells in a multicellular organism acquire their identities remains a fundamental mystery of development. In the eye, for example, the lens contains two cell types – lens epithelial...
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21 Jun 2018
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has signed a memorandum of understanding with DEEPCORE lnc., an incubator focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Together...
Type: Press release
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...
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