The 6th meeting of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s (OIST) Board of Governors (BOG) took place on 9 and 10 May on the OIST campus. The University’s advisory body, the Board of Councilors, met on the same dates.
OIST’s Lab 2 has earned a green building certification in new construction under the internationally recognized standard, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), for its innovative design and construction.
By implanting a tiny drug delivery device into the brains of rats, researchers in OIST’s Neural Computation Unit were able to temporarily lower serotonin levels in the part of the brain responsible for patience, and to show that this loss caused the rats to give up before receiving an expected reward.
Ken Maeda, a researcher in OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, has identified a new freshwater goby species on the islands of Okinawa and Iriomote. The species, Stiphodon alcedo, is described in the latest issue of the journal Cybium.