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11 Aug 2020
Examining the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of our brain’s hard drive
Memories form a central part of our identity but how they are created and stored is still unclear. One researcher is aiming to change that.
about Examining the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of our brain’s hard drive
29 Jul 2020
Remote islands: stepping stones to understanding evolution
Scientists combine new scientific techniques to test old theories on how evolution occurs on remote islands.
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27 Jul 2020
Trapping tiny particles: A versatile tool for nanomanipulation
Researchers have developed a novel device for single nanoparticle trapping which has potential applications for drug discovery, disease monitoring, biomedical imaging, and more.
about Trapping tiny particles: A versatile tool for nanomanipulation
22 Jul 2020
Exploring the human experience of social distancing
In the time of a pandemic, scientists grapple with the hidden cost of social isolation
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10 Jul 2020
From cancer researcher to clownfish expert
Ecology, evolution, and developmental biology all come together in the research conducted by clownfish scientist - Professor Vincent Laudet.
about From cancer researcher to clownfish expert
8 Jul 2020
Tackling coral reefs’ thorny problem
Scientists decipher the evolutionary history of a coral reef predator
about Tackling coral reefs’ thorny problem
30 Jun 2020
Breaking the silence: scientists investigate epigenetic impact across whole genome
Study exposes silenced sites within ‘jumping genes’ that could one day drive development of environmentally-resistant crops.
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24 Jun 2020
Of Neanderthals and Denisovans: What defines us as modern humans?
Professor Svante Pääbo’s quest to use the genomes of extinct forms of humans to uncover secrets about our past, and present.
about Of Neanderthals and Denisovans: What defines us as modern humans?
17 Jun 2020
Casting light on glow-in-the-dark materials
Emergency signs, clock dials, and safety-way guides require glow-in-the-dark materials. Professor Ryota Kabe is looking at how these materials can be created efficiently and economically.
about Casting light on glow-in-the-dark materials
5 Jun 2020
Scientists iron out the physics of wrinkling
Researchers combine experiments and theory to determine how curved edges affect the wrinkling of ultra-thin materials.
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21 May 2020
Scientists probe the nature of the mind
A researcher explores the mind and its implications for human society.
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8 May 2020
Controlling quantumness: Simulations reveal details about how particles interact
Recent study describes new states that can be found in super-cold atom experiments, which could have applications for quantum technology.
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8 May 2020
Sparking insights: stripping away the mysteries of our body’s electrical wires
OIST scientist hunts for clues to how neurons survive – and why they sometimes die.
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24 Apr 2020
Scientists unveil how general anesthesia works
A study in mice and rat brains reveals how general anesthesia dampens high frequency brain activity by weakening synapses.
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22 Apr 2020
Modeling the Spread of COVID-19
Professor Simone Pigolotti and his team from the Biological Complexity Unit have modeled the spread of COVID-19 within Okinawa to predict its impact.
about Modeling the Spread of COVID-19
20 Apr 2020
Gel, masks, and face shields: Researchers use specific skills to help Okinawa
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Okinawa on the rise, OIST researchers are looking at how they can help the local community.
about Gel, masks, and face shields: Researchers use specific skills to help Okinawa
9 Apr 2020
State-of-the-art building opens its doors
Lab 4 will provide additional world-class research facilities to the University and continue to encourage interdisciplinary research.
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31 Mar 2020
Surfing the waves: Electrons break law to go with the flow
Researchers measure how fluid changes the movement of electrons.
about Surfing the waves: Electrons break law to go with the flow
27 Mar 2020
Making sense of cells
Scientists create model to measure how cells sense their surroundings.
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23 Mar 2020
Shifting Dimensions: Exciting Excitons in Phosphorene
Scientists probe how excited states of matter behave in phosphorene – a two-dimensional material with unusual properties.
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