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23 Jul 2018
Bigger Eyes but Reduced Brain Power in Nocturnal Fishes
How does living life in darkness influence the way nocturnal fishes see? A study by OIST scientists finds out.
about Bigger Eyes but Reduced Brain Power in Nocturnal Fishes
17 Jul 2018
Study Demonstrates Impact of Temperature on Mitochondrial DNA Evolution
A new study by OIST researchers provides evidence towards selection in mtDNA due to variations in temperature.
about Study Demonstrates Impact of Temperature on Mitochondrial DNA Evolution
11 Jul 2018
Bubbles and Whispers - Glass Bubbles Boost Nanoparticle Detection
OIST-fabricated sensor detects tiny particles with field of bouncing light
about Bubbles and Whispers - Glass Bubbles Boost Nanoparticle Detection
4 Jul 2018
STRINGS 2018: Annual Conference on String Theory, Okinawa, Japan
OIST proudly hosted STRINGS 2018, an annual conference on string theory, between 25-29 June 2018.
about STRINGS 2018: Annual Conference on String Theory, Okinawa, Japan
3 Jul 2018
Mutation and 3D Modelling Reveal New Structure to Cell Division Process
Structure of cohesin, a cell division protein, could be much different than expected, study shows.
about Mutation and 3D Modelling Reveal New Structure to Cell Division Process
18 Jun 2018
OIST Welcomes Two New Members of its Board of Governors
Nobel Laureates Dr. Erwin Neher and Dr. Ryoji Noyori join BOG.
about OIST Welcomes Two New Members of its Board of Governors
6 Jun 2018
Seeing the Light? Study Illuminates How Quantum Magnets Mimic Light
Magnetic crystal that behaves like quantum light validates theory.
about Seeing the Light? Study Illuminates How Quantum Magnets Mimic Light
30 May 2018
Ants Provide Clues to Why Biodiversity is Higher in the Tropics
New global data of invertebrate distributions suggests time holds key to species diversity
about Ants Provide Clues to Why Biodiversity is Higher in the Tropics
21 May 2018
Symbiotic Plankton: Providers or Parasites?
New research points to a possible mutually beneficial relationship between photosynthetic algae and their planktonic hosts.
about Symbiotic Plankton: Providers or Parasites?
17 May 2018
Coral Farming to Help Restore Dying Reefs
Hope in the water as fishery-biology partnership makes progress for Okinawa coral recovery.
about Coral Farming to Help Restore Dying Reefs
10 May 2018
A Vital Pause: Neurons in the Brain’s Striatum May Help Regulate Response to Unexpected Stimuli
Using light to control the activity of a specific group of nerve cells, OIST researchers have revealed a possible brain mechanism for responding to surprising or important cues
about A Vital Pause: Neurons in the Brain’s Striatum May Help Regulate Response to Unexpected Stimuli
27 Apr 2018
Bright Future for Solar Cell Technology
New all-inorganic perovskite solar cells tackle three key challenges in solar cell technology: efficiency, stability, and cost.
about Bright Future for Solar Cell Technology
23 Apr 2018
Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network Donates to OIST programs
President Peter Gruss was keynote speaker in Hawai’i, gaining new links with global Okinawans
about Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network Donates to OIST programs
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