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23 Jun 2017
A Unique Amino Acid for Brain Cancer Therapy
Researchers discover potential application of amino acid taurine in photodynamic therapy for brain cancer.
about A Unique Amino Acid for Brain Cancer Therapy
14 Jun 2017
Rules of the Neural Roads: Traffic Control in Your Synapses
In brain cells, neurotransmitters are carried inside “cellular vehicles”. OIST scientists elucidate the mechanisms behind the motion of these vehicles in mammalian synapses.
about Rules of the Neural Roads: Traffic Control in Your Synapses
9 Jun 2017
Graphene Enhancing Our Vision of the Infinitely Small
OIST researchers report using one-atom-thin graphene film to drastically enhance the quality of electron microscopy images.
about Graphene Enhancing Our Vision of the Infinitely Small
25 May 2017
Unveiling the Quantum Necklace
Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids.
about Unveiling the Quantum Necklace
23 May 2017
Two Board of Councilors Members Awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure
The Japanese Government recognized Dr. Tisato Kajiyama and Dr. Eiki Senaha’s achievements in science and education by granting them prestigious medals.
about Two Board of Councilors Members Awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure
19 May 2017
Shapeshifting Materials: Using Light to Rearrange Macroscopic Structures
OIST researchers create self-assembling molecules which can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine into novel macroscopic shapes.
about Shapeshifting Materials: Using Light to Rearrange Macroscopic Structures
10 May 2017
OIST Board of Governors Member Rita Colwell Receives Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award
The United States National Science Board of the National Science Foundation announces Dr. Colwell as the 2017 recipient of this esteemed award.
about OIST Board of Governors Member Rita Colwell Receives Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award
1 May 2017
Former OIST Promotion Corporation President Dr. Sydney Brenner to Receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
The Japanese Government announced that former OIST Promotion Corporation President Dr. Sydney Brenner will receive the honorific award for his achievements.
about Former OIST Promotion Corporation President Dr. Sydney Brenner to Receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
24 Apr 2017
Revealing Polymeric Fluids Behavior at the Microscopic Scale
OIST researchers develop better tools to characterize polymer solutions using microfluidic platforms, promising improvements in healthcare applications.
about Revealing Polymeric Fluids Behavior at the Microscopic Scale
17 Apr 2017
“Twist and Shine”: Development of a New Photoluminescent Sensor Material
OIST researchers develop a material that shines under mechanical stress by incorporating a photoluminescent sensor molecule within a standard polymer.
about “Twist and Shine”: Development of a New Photoluminescent Sensor Material
14 Apr 2017
Lab 4 Groundbreaking Ceremony
A groundbreaking ceremony took place to mark the beginning of construction of the fourth research facility at OIST.
about Lab 4 Groundbreaking Ceremony
31 Mar 2017
Bursting the Bubble: Solution to the Kirchhoff-Plateau Problem
Researchers solve a mathematical problem illustrated by soap films spanning flexible loops.
about Bursting the Bubble: Solution to the Kirchhoff-Plateau Problem
24 Mar 2017
Parallel Computation Provides Deeper Insight into Brain Function
New computational software developed by OIST researchers is hundreds of times faster than conventional tools, opening up new opportunities to understand how individual neurons and networks of neurons function.
about Parallel Computation Provides Deeper Insight into Brain Function
14 Mar 2017
Shaping the Future
Iron nanocubes may be key in the future of NO2 sensing.
about Shaping the Future
9 Mar 2017
To Buckle or Not to Buckle
Researchers analyze the stability of chains of magnetic balls under the influence of gravity, giving insight into unstretchable materials used in architecture.
about To Buckle or Not to Buckle
1 Mar 2017
OIST Welcomes Four New Faculty
OIST is proud to announce that four new faculty members have joined the university.
about OIST Welcomes Four New Faculty
27 Feb 2017
Let It Glow
OIST Researchers design new photoluminescent compounds
about Let It Glow
23 Feb 2017
Mathematics Supports a New Way to Classify Viruses Based on Structure
New research supports a structure-based classification system for viruses which could help in the identification and treatment of emerging viruses
about Mathematics Supports a New Way to Classify Viruses Based on Structure
21 Feb 2017
New Behavioral Therapy to Support Japanese Mothers of Children with ADHD
OIST researchers are working to develop culturally appropriate parent-training programs for Japanese families of children with ADHD
about New Behavioral Therapy to Support Japanese Mothers of Children with ADHD
17 Feb 2017
Robbed of Royalty: mutilation and social determination of female Diacamma ants
Triggered by mutilation, expression of select genes determines social castes in Diacamma ants
about Robbed of Royalty: mutilation and social determination of female Diacamma ants