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世界で急減のミツバチ、沖縄の女性研究者が解決に没頭 原動力はタトゥー刻むほどの愛

朝日新聞GLOBE+にOISTの最新コラムが掲載されました。今月は、ミツバチの最大の脅威であるミツバチヘギイタダニとそれが媒介するウイルスに関する研究について、博士課程学生の長谷川のんのさんにメディア連携セクションがお話を伺いました。

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コラム:人類のために科学の力を引き出す産学連携のあり方

JSTの『産学官連携ジャーナル』2021年7月号に、技術開発イノベーションセンター 副学長 ギル・グラノットマイヤーが「人類のために科学の力を引き出す産学連携のあり方」と題した記事を寄稿しました。

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Behind the scene of OIST PCR testing

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, Tomomi Okubo, Manager of the Media Relations Section interviewed Dr. Toshinori Tanaka and Mr. Manabu Fujie about the process how to establish the OIST PCR testing system.

The article is in Japanese, but the English translation can be read below.

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Under the current pandemic of COVID-19, many universities and graduate schools may be refraining from in-person classes and operations and continuing online schooling and remote work.

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Supporting Researchers - Postdoc Development Specialist at OIST

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now. This month, Tomomi Okubo, Manager of the Media Relations Section interviewed Dr. Irina Filonova, Postdoc Development Specialist at OIST.

The article was published in Japanese but you can read the original English version below.

 

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OIST News Creates Media Hurricane

The study "Slower decay of landfalling hurricanes in a warming world" by Lin Li and Pinaki Chakraborty of the Fluid Mechanics Unit was published in Nature on November 12th and has gained significant domestic and international media coverage.

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Special Column: Okinawa Needs Major Investment in Widespread Testing Across Okinawa to Protect People and Economy

Special Column to Ryukyu Shimpo

The reality: Okinawa is failing to contain COVID-19

By President Peter Gruss and Prof. Mahesh Bandi

John Lennon once claimed “reality leaves a lot to the imagination”. In other words, reality – the state of things as they are, rather than we imagine them to be – is often much harder to live with.

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Special Column of President Peter Gruss: An Urgent Proposal to Okinawa

Special Column to Ryukyu Shimpo

Only a big increase in testing will save Okinawan lives and sustain Okinawan tourism

By President Peter Gruss

 

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

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Following evolutions wayward path

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! The article is in Japanese, but the original English translation is given below.

Following evolutions wayward path
Snake venom provides a useful model for unravelling the mysteries of evolution, says PhD student Agneesh Barua.

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The Power of Science to Overcome Crisis

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun carried President Gruss' special column on COVID-19 and new normal.

Here is the English draft for the article:

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#9 - Restoring Business and Safeguarding Okinawa: provocative thoughts

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 9th and the last story was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

Restoring Business and Safeguarding Okinawa: provocative thoughts

Okinawa has not had a single new case of SARS-CoV-2 infection since May 1. No patient has tested positive for COVID-19 for more than seven weeks now, and it is safe for us to assume that Okinawans have been living their lives virus free.

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New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles


Dr. Andrew Lobb, a visiting professor of the OIST Visiting Mathematics Professor Program has been introduced in Quanta Magazine.

-- While locked down due to COVID-19, Joshua Greene and Andrew Lobb figured out how to prove a version of the “rectangular peg problem.” 

Read the article from here.

 

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#8 - The New Normal: Economy

COVID-19 OIST Insight 8

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 8th story was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

 

The New Normal: Economy

 

The spread and potential resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 has the world holding its breath.

This virus has been absolutely devastating for global health, but it has also plunged the global economy into jeopardy.

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#7 - The New Normal for Individuals

COVID-19 OIST Insight 7

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 7th story was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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The New Normal for Individuals

SARS-CoV-2 has turned out to be a devastating virus. As of the moment that I am writing this article, it has infected more than 6,800,000 people and claimed more than 390,000 lives. No end is in sight.

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#6 - Lessons Learned from Other Countries

COVID-19 OIST Insight 6

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 6th story was written by Prof. Mahesh Bandi.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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Since the first coronavirus cases were reported six months ago, nations all over the world have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic via a wide range of measures. Let us examine the lessons we have learned along the way.

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COVID-19: Insights from OIST#5 - Tracking the asymptomatic traveler

COVID-19 OIST Insight vol.5

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 5th story was written by Prof. Mahesh M. Bandi.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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美ら島の国境なき科学者たち:サメの絶滅とたたかう研究者

日本語版である「サメの絶滅とたたかう研究者」は Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ のウェブサイトをご参照下さい。

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#4 - Vaccine Development

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The forth story was written by Provost Mary Collins.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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COVID-19: OIST Insights #3 - How we can best prevent virus infection and accurately identify the virus?

OIST is collaborating with an Okinawa's newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The second story of the series was written by President Peter Gruss and Provost Mary Collins.

The article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

 

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COVID-19: OIST Insights #2 - What makes it so difficult to treat viral infections?

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The second story of the series was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

 

What makes it so difficult to treat viral infections?

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#1 - Understanding the threat

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The first story was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

 

Understanding the threat

The new coronavirus COVID-19 has inflicted a global health emergency.

There are physical steps we can all take to reduce its spread and protect human lives. But the fightback is also greatly strengthened by society’s understanding of infectious diseases.

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