11 Apr 2017
  Onihitode (COTS, Crown-of Thorns Starfish) have long been natural predators against coral reefs, inflicting tremendous damages since 1970s.  Not much was known about the mechanism of...
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11 Apr 2017
  Since 2012, Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) started a countermeasure against outbreaks of Onihitode (demon starfish) which devours coral reefs.  By checking the distribution of baby...
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24 Mar 2017
Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. While many computational...
Type: News Article
1 Mar 2017
OIST is proud to announce that four new faculty members have joined the university. From left to right, Adjunct Professor Simone Pigolotti will join the university as a full-time Associate Professor...
Type: News Article
27 Feb 2017
Chemical compounds that emit light are used in a variety of different materials, from glow-in-the-dark children’s toys to LED lights to light-emitting sensors. As the demand for these compounds...
Type: News Article
17 Feb 2017
Social insects, such as ants, bees and wasps, display an organizational complexity, called eusociality, where individual members of a colony act more like parts of a whole rather than independent...
Type: News Article
10 Feb 2017
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed a novel technique that stops cervical cancer cell migration. The research, published in...
Type: Press release
27 Jan 2017
According to a recent survey from...
Type: News Article
10 Jan 2017
In the past decade, two-dimensional, 2D, materials have captured the fascination of a steadily increasing number of scientists. These materials, whose defining feature is having a thickness of only...
Type: News Article
4 Jan 2017
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn’t always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so...
Type: News Article
9 Dec 2016
Like humans learning to speak, juvenile birds learn to sing by mimicking vocalizations of adults of the same species during development. Juvenile birds preferentially learn the song of their own...
Type: Press release
9 Dec 2016
Like humans learning to speak, juvenile birds learn to sing by mimicking vocalizations of adults of the same species during development. Juvenile birds preferentially learn the song of their own...
Type: News Article
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