OIST in the News
Onihitode (COTS, Crown-of Thorns Starfish) have long been natural predators against coral reefs, inflicting tremendous damages since 1970s. Not much was known about the mechanism of their outbreaks, and enormous time and cost have been spent for Onihitode-control. However, the recent finding of specific protein that induces aggregation of Onihitode sheds light on countermeasures that have remained rather reactive till today, and voices of expectations are raised among those who have been tackling on Onihitode issue.Read More
Since 2012, Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) started a countermeasure against outbreaks of Onihitode (demon starfish) which devours coral reefs. By checking the distribution of baby Onihitode, prediction of their outbreak time and place has been made to prevent their outbreaks.Read More
The new story from the Developmental Neurobiology Unit, published in Scientific Reports, about the investigation of human blindness using the zebrafish model has been picked by international news!
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Satoh Unit's recent research result published in Nature (April 5 online, April 13 printed magazine) is covered by many media outlets in Japan and the world.
Read more about the story: "Into the DNA of a Coral Reef Predator"
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OIST takes its scientists to inspire kids live in remote islands in Okinawa a few times a year.
Last weekend, a science program "OIST Science Trip" was held in Ishigaki and Kohama islands. Dr. Casey Galvin (Shen Unit) and a special guest Dr. Yuko Kakazu, Outreach Specialist of Subaru Telescope, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan along with OIST Community Relations Section's staff gave school children some science talks and an interactive activity.Read More
Prof. Pinaki Chakraborty, head of the Fluid Mechanics Unit and Dr. Tapan Sabuwala of the Continuum Physics Unit collaborated with researchers at Rutgers University to investigatie why pebbles and boulders on asteroid Itokawa’s surface occupy separate regions.Read More
As a result of a visit of DPA (German Press Agency)'s reporter to OIST the other day, many German-language media outlets featured OIST. The reporter met President Gruss, Professor Kuhn as well as a group of German PhD students at OIST. English translation of the original DPA article available at the bottom of this page.
Researchers in OIST's Human Development Neurobiology Unit have recently published a paper in Japanese Psychological Research about their work to develop culturally appropriate parent-training programs for Japanese families of children with ADHD. Read more about it in the news article here.Read More
The news story "Robbed of Royalty: mutilation and social determination of female Diacamma ants" covering the Ecology and Evolution Unit's recent research has been reproduced in the following media outlets:Read More
Professor Ye Zhang and Guanying Li from the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit along with Toshiaki Mochizuki, Koji Koizumi and Toshio Sasaki from the Imaging and Instrumental Analysis Section have just been published in Chem for their latest research.Read More
Research from Professor Yazaki-Sugiyama and Dr.Read More
The newly announced collaboration between OIST's Neural Computation Unit and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. to make more human-like artificial intelligence has received coverage in the following media outlets:Read More
National Geographic Japan's famous interview series "「研究室」に行ってみた。" came to OIST and featured Prof Tsumoru Shintake as a "great physicist"!
Every working day, a new story will be up until September 28.
Ryukyu Broadcasting Corp (RBC) covered Police training against terrorism which was held August 29 on OIST campus.
* The link below will be no longer available after a few days. If you are interested in watching it, please contact the Media Section.Read More
On August 29, Minister Yosuke Tsuruho, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs visited OIST. Some local TV stations broadcast his visit.Read More
Okinawa General Bureau Supports OIST
Grant awarded to project with Okinawa Protein Tomography
Our new article How Shaping Light can Change Particle Behavior has been covered by overseas media:Read More
OIST-MISAWA-PUSE Joint Research Site for Sustainable Living story is picked up by several Japanese media.Read More
The latest research outcome by the Satoh Unit on Mozuku genome decoding has been picked up by domestic and overseas media.
"SO" a precision instruments maker Fujikin's magazine published an interview with Dr. Robert Baughman, Executive Vice President (Office for Sustainable Development of Okinawa) & Vice-CEO, and Ms. Lauren Bic Ha, Associate Vice President (Office for Sustainable Development of Okinawa).
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