Read about international media coverage of OIST.

Mysteries of Bony Fish Genome Evolution

Our new press release "Mysteries of Bony Fish Genome Evolution" has been covered by domestic and overseas media:

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“Forest of Science”: OIST promotes interdisciplinary and international research

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has entered into its fifth year since the inauguration of the university. While OIST is funded by taxpayers’ money, it does not constitute a national university. The university was established as part of the government’s project to promote the self-sustaining development of Okinawa. OIST is highly international and conducts interdisciplinary research. Here is the story I covered.


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Receptors: It Takes a Dimer to Bind

Our article about Prof. Maruyama's revolutionary "rotation model" has been picked up by overseas media. See the article or look at the press coverage below:

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Minister of State Shimajiri visits OIST

(Excerpt of the articles)

Aiko Shimajiri, Minister of State for Okinawan Affairs, arrived at Okinawa on October 10th for the first time since she assumed the position. She will visit venues including the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and U.S. military’s former residential area of West Futenma on October 11th.

Minister Shimajiri will not meet with Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga this time due to scheduling conflicts. She will return to Tokyo on October 12th.

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“Living Fossil” Genome Decoded

Our new press release on Lingula Genome Decode conducted by the Marine Genomics Unit (Prof. Noriyuki Satoh) has been covered by a number of domestic and overseas media:

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Press discovers how honey bees deal with diseases from OIST story

Do you know how honey bees deal with diseases? The press found out how by reading an OIST research release.

Overseas Media:

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First Cephalopod Genome Decoded

英科学誌ネイチャーの表紙を飾った タコのゲノム解読に関する研究論文は、OIST分子遺伝学ユニットがシカゴ大学やカリフォルニア大学バークレー校の共同研究先ととりくんだものです。これにより、世界で初めて頭足類の全遺伝情報が明らかになりました。 OISTウェブサイト記事 「タコのゲノムを解読する」 にまとめられた本研究成果は内外の報道機関にとりあげれました。

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Japanese Universities Embrace Science Communication

OIST featured in an article on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Pouring Fire on Fuels at the Nanoscale

A new article about research by the Nanoparticles by Design Unit has been picked up by worldwide media. See the article or look at the press coverage below:

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Science Magazine says OIST 'punches above its weight' with foreign media coverage

Check out the Science Magazine article about Japanese science communication that highlights how OIST is leading the charge.

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Cooking Up Altered States

The July 30th article "Cooking Up Altered States", about the Bandi publication in Soft Matter, is in the news:

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Quantum Middleman

New article based on research by the Quantum Dynamics Unit, about a system that could store quantum information for longer times, has been picked up by the following overseas media: 

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Mental Flexibility Story Picked Up

The story about rare neurons enabling mental flexibility was picked up by several media outlets, including:

Science Daily

Neuroscientist News

Medical Xpress

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Culturing the Connectome

Article on joint research by the Brain Mechanism for Behaviour Unit, Neurobiology Research Unit and Physics and Biology Unit has been picked up by the following overseas media:

Science 2.0

News Medical

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National Parks Research Covered

Payal Shah's research into effectiveness of national parks was covered by the following outlets:

Terra Daily

Health Medicine Network

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Protein Scaffold

Latest research from the G0 Cell Unit, about the protein scaffold condensin has been covered by the following overseas media outlets:

Science Newsline

Science Daily

Medical News

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OIST mentioned in STC’s proposal to PM Abe

Co-representative Hiroyuki Hosoda and other members of the Science and Technology Committee, the bipartisan National Diet Member Union met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister’s office on Friday and submitted a proposal that requests a science and technology budget increase.  Followed by the recent visit to Silicon Valley during his stay in the United States, Mr. Abe said, “Japan wants to establish a culture that continuously generates business.”


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Nano-policing Pollution with Nanowire

Latest research from the Sowwan Unit, about gas sensing using nanowires has been covered by the following overseas media outlets:


Science Newsline

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Picking up the Phonebook Story

The genomics research story about decoding DNA's phonebook has been picked up by local and overseas media, including:

Okinawa Times FRONT PAGE of Print Edition! (Okinawan)

Ryuku Shimpo PDF (Okinawan)

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Virgin Births

Research by the Ecology and Evolution Unit about Little Fire Ant virgin births featured in Overseas Media:

Red Orbit

Science Newsline

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