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18 Apr 2018
Molecular Scaffolding Aids Construction at the Nanoscale
OIST researchers have made a nanoscale construction kit comprised of molecular “bricks” and “scaffolding”, inspired by the way the extracellular matrix is built around living cells.
about Molecular Scaffolding Aids Construction at the Nanoscale
16 Apr 2018
Predicting the Future: “Striosome” Neurons in the Basal Ganglia Play a Key Role in Learning
Researchers at OIST have successfully isolated and recorded the activity of a subset of neurons in the striatum in the brain, shedding light on one mechanism underlying learning and decision making in animals.
about Predicting the Future: “Striosome” Neurons in the Basal Ganglia Play a Key Role in Learning
12 Apr 2018
Cure for Fission Yeast Genes Could Have Bigger Things Ahead
New OIST study of mystery chemical has uncovered potential new medical treatments for genetic disorders.
about Cure for Fission Yeast Genes Could Have Bigger Things Ahead
10 Apr 2018
Polarization has Strong Impact on Electrons, Study Shows
New research helps understand movement of electrons in two-dimensional systems.
about Polarization has Strong Impact on Electrons, Study Shows
29 Mar 2018
New Math Bridges Holography and Twistor Theory
A new perspective bridges two approaches to understanding quantum gravity.
about New Math Bridges Holography and Twistor Theory
26 Mar 2018
Remake, Refill, Reuse: Recycling at the Synapse Revealed
OIST Researchers have shown that the speed of neurotransmitter recycling at the synapse is determined by the refilling speed of vesicles.
about Remake, Refill, Reuse: Recycling at the Synapse Revealed
19 Mar 2018
Science Challenge 2018
Students from around the world come to OIST and find the “Joy of Discovery”
about Science Challenge 2018
14 Mar 2018
Scientists Illuminate Mechanism at Play in Learning
New research illuminates complex molecular network involved in learning.
about Scientists Illuminate Mechanism at Play in Learning
7 Mar 2018
Science and Business: Turning innovation into enterprise
How can new scientific breakthroughs turn into successful business enterprises? A recent conference held at OIST aimed to find out.
about Science and Business: Turning innovation into enterprise
27 Feb 2018
Celebrating OIST’s Very First Graduates: Graduation Ceremony 2017
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) held its inaugural Graduation Ceremony on February 24, 2018, to celebrate the achievements of OIST’s very first graduates.
about Celebrating OIST’s Very First Graduates: Graduation Ceremony 2017
23 Feb 2018
Nanomushroom Sensors: One Material, Many Applications
The Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST has developed new innovative biosensing material for counting dividing cells and detecting biomolecules.
about Nanomushroom Sensors: One Material, Many Applications
8 Feb 2018
Some Wine with that Cheese? The Work of Professor Izumi Fukunaga
To understand Fukunaga’s work, it helps to appreciate a glass of red wine with cheese.
about Some Wine with that Cheese? The Work of Professor Izumi Fukunaga
1 Feb 2018
In the Pipeline: A Solution to a 130-Year Old Problem
A twist on a textbook physics experiment sheds light on a complex phenomenon in fluid dynamics.
about In the Pipeline: A Solution to a 130-Year Old Problem
23 Jan 2018
A Superficial Relationship: Soap on Water
New research shows with unprecedented accuracy what happens to liquid soap as it spreads on water.
about A Superficial Relationship: Soap on Water
19 Jan 2018
Think Globally, Contribute Locally: Science that Matters
How should scientists contribute to global issues and the development of regional economies in this age of rapid globalization?
about Think Globally, Contribute Locally: Science that Matters
16 Jan 2018
Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time
Researchers at OIST have found a simple way to construct and deconstruct molecular metal chains, atom-by-atom.
about Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time
20 Dec 2017
Shining a Light on Bacterial Cell Division
OIST researchers have revealed new insights into the process of E. coli cell division, aiding the search for new ways to target bacteria with antibiotics.
about Shining a Light on Bacterial Cell Division
12 Dec 2017
Spirited Presentations by High School Students: 6th SCORE!
Okinawa’s high school students presented their excellent science and entrepreneurial ideas.
about Spirited Presentations by High School Students: 6th SCORE!
11 Dec 2017
Water without Windows: Capturing Water Vapor inside an Electron Microscope
Scientists were able to demonstrate another way of viewing biological samples at high resolution.
about Water without Windows: Capturing Water Vapor inside an Electron Microscope
8 Dec 2017
Paper Heralds New Science Collaboration with Middle East
A new science initiative aims to connect Western and Middle Eastern communities.
about Paper Heralds New Science Collaboration with Middle East