26 Mar 2018 - 14:24
Neurons in the brain form tangled webs of connections. Within these webs, cells communicate with each other to control motor, cognitive and other functions.  A neuron, when activated,...
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8 Dec 2017 - 09:51
Ask professors Izumi Fukunaga and Bernd Kuhn about the birth of a new international collaboration between neuroscientists and they will tell you about burgers. Not just any burgers. “The best burger...
Type: News Article
23 Jun 2017 - 14:43
Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity—it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage....
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2017 - 09:53
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 - 06:30
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
5 Apr 2017 - 18:00
Newborns babies can be at risk of congenital blindness, presenting sight defects due to lesions or to genetic mutations in their genome. Among the latter, Leber Congenital Amaurosis – or LCA - is one...
Type: Press release
17 Oct 2016 - 13:43
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have embarked on a joint research project to facilitate more human-like learning processes in...
Type: News Article
20 Sep 2016 - 00:00
Suppose you woke up in your bedroom with the lights off and wanted to get out. While heading toward the door with your arms out, you would predict the distance to the door based on your memory of...
Type: Press release
26 Jul 2016 - 21:00
Our eyes are constantly moving, whether we notice or not. They jump from one focus point to another and even when we seem to be focused on one point, the eyes continue to reflexively move. These...
Type: News Article
4 Jul 2016 - 13:27
In the year 2020, Japan plans to launch the next generation of supercomputer called post K, which is about 100 times faster than the current...
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22 Jun 2016 - 00:00
Learning a first language is somewhat effortless. We start learning from our parents before we can even remember and the words and sounds are imprinted in our memory at an early age. Learning a new...
Type: Press release
28 Mar 2016 - 15:42
Prof Greg Stephens, adjunct professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), and...
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