2 May 2011
Fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) cells growing and dividing regularly in a culture medium, the glucose concentration of which is similar to that of human blood (4.4 mmol/L). Glucose as a...
Type: Video
2 May 2011
The calyx of Held is one of the biggest nerve terminals in the central nervous system (named by Hans Held in 1893 because of its flower petal like shape). The unique structure of this synapse makes...
Type: Video
15 Apr 2011
Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2011 — Dr. Satoshi Mitarai, Independent New Investigator of the Marine Biophysics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), has been selected as one...
Type: Press release
14 Apr 2011
Simulated larval dispersal patterns from an offshore island in the Southern California Bight (Mitarai et al., 2009) Dr. Satoshi Mitarai, Independent New Investigator, Marine Biophysics Unit, Okinawa...
Type: Video
30 Mar 2011
A black smoker at a mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal vent Source: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Since their discovery in 1977 in...
Type: News Article
23 Mar 2011
Still a work in progress, this simulation shows changes in water surface temperature around Okinawa. This simulation attempts to assess coral larval dispersal and coral connectivity in Okinawa and...
Type: Video
13 Mar 2011
In the brain, cells called neurons use ions (electrical charges) and chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate with one another. Other cells called glia support the neurons in many ways. In...
Type: Video
24 Feb 2011
Okinawa, Japan, February 24, 2011 — Hundreds of thousands of workers, on 24 hour shifts, cultivate food in enormous, underground factory farms, all over the northern part of South America, extending...
Type: News Article
22 Feb 2011
Okinawa, Japan, February 22, 2011 — The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and Sidec Technologies AB, a Swedish company providing research collaborations based on molecular...
Type: Press release
15 Feb 2011
The February 2, 2011 edition of the Ryukyu Shimpo featured an op-ed by Dr. Satoshi Mitarai, Independent New Investigator of the Marine Biophysics Unit, about the outcome of the Computational Ecology...
Type: News Article
20 Jan 2011
New study identifies a neural structure for self-other distinction in the motor domain Okinawa, Japan, January 21, 2011 — A new study on social cognition conducted by Masaki Isoda at the...
Type: Press release
12 Jan 2011
  Brain mechanism for regulation of patience — Activation of dorsal raphe serotonin neurons facilitates waiting behavior for delayed rewards —   Okinawa, Japan, January 12,...
Type: Press release
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