10 May 2012 - 01:01
After a neuron fires an electrical impulse, this impulse needs to be chemically transmitted to another neuron to propagate into the neuronal circuit; otherwise communication would grind to a halt. In...
Type: Press release
28 Mar 2012 - 18:46
Jeff Wickens The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) announced Monday that a team that includes...
Type: Event Report
17 Feb 2012 - 13:11
There are more than 200 researchers at OIST coming from approximately 30 countries.  The OIST “scientific passport” podcasts highlight the interesting backgrounds and fascinating research that...
Type: Event Report
28 Jul 2011 - 00:00
The Developmental Neurobiology Course 2011 brought lecturers and students from around the world to the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology for a two-week intensive introduction to this...
Type: Video
29 Jun 2011 - 12:35
Type: News Article
29 Jun 2011 - 00:00
No matter how quickly the delivery truck driver gets a cake to your doorstep, you can't eat it until someone -- maybe your butler - opens the door, brings it to the kitchen, and opens the box....
Type: Video
2 May 2011 - 00:00
The calyx of Held is one of the biggest nerve terminals in the central nervous system (named by Hans Held in 1893 because of its flower petal like shape). The unique structure of this synapse makes...
Type: Video
13 Mar 2011 - 00:00
In the brain, cells called neurons use ions (electrical charges) and chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate with one another. Other cells called glia support the neurons in many ways. In...
Type: Video
3 Feb 2011 - 00:00
Dr. Jeff Wickens, who leads the OIST Neurobiology Research Unit, is a member of an international group that has been awarded the 2011 Paxinos-Watson Prize.  The Australian Neuroscience Society...
Type: News Article
20 Jan 2011 - 17:00
New study identifies a neural structure for self-other distinction in the motor domain Okinawa, Japan, January 21, 2011 — A new study on social cognition conducted by Masaki Isoda at the...
Type: Press release
12 Jan 2011 - 07:32
  Brain mechanism for regulation of patience — Activation of dorsal raphe serotonin neurons facilitates waiting behavior for delayed rewards —   Okinawa, Japan, January 12,...
Type: Press release
19 Jun 2010 - 07:53
Dr. Takayuki Yamashita, Group Leader of the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Dr. Tomoyuki Takahashi, Principal Investigator of...
Type: Press release
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