10 Aug 2016
Ribozymes – ribonucleic acid enzymes – are RNA molecules that catalyse chemical reactions. Much like DNA, RNA is a linear molecule made by connecting four chemical building blocks called bases...
Type: News Article
8 Aug 2016
"SO" a precision instruments maker Fujikin's magazine published an interview with Dr. Robert Baughman, Executive Vice President (Office for Sustainable Development of Okinawa) & Vice-CEO, and Ms...
Type: Media Links
28 Jul 2016
The dragons from ‘Game of Thrones’ have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and...
Type: News Article
21 Jul 2016
Inside the human body, the same drug can interact with multiple molecules. This phenomenon is known as ‘polypharmacology’ and, according to the interaction, a drug can cure a disease or cause side...
Type: News Article
26 May 2016
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live all around and inside of us. Most E. coli are harmless, but some strains can cause illness, and can even, in extreme cases, be deadly. With recent...
Type: News Article
12 May 2016
OIST welcomes new Professor Akihiro Kusumi, who heads the Membrane Cooperativity Unit. Kusumi has joined OIST as an adjunct professor while retaining his...
Type: News Article
8 Apr 2016
How does memory occur? And what about movement, or thinking? One key element to understand all these brain functions are the synapses. A synapse is the contact point between two neurons, where a...
Type: News Article
4 Apr 2016
A dedicated group of thirty students, all female and from Okinawa high schools, participated in a two-day workshop on March 25-26 that aimed to foster their interest in science and to help them in...
Type: News Article
15 Mar 2016
For one week, 29 undergraduate and graduate students from universities around Japan came together to learn more about science and explore life as a Ph.D. student in Okinawa Institute of Science and...
Type: News Article
14 Mar 2016
Post-doctoral researchers, Karim Essafi, Owen Benton and Ludovic Jaubert in the Theory of Quantum Matter Unit at the Okinawa Institute of...
Type: News Article
3 Mar 2016
Unlike conventional energy sources, like coal or oil, the supply and demand of renewable energy are, to a large extent, unpredictable because they are affected by the natural fluctuations in the...
Type: News Article
26 Feb 2016
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Misawa Homes Institute of Research and Development (MHIRD) join forces to create an experimental eco-friendly house that...
Type: Press release
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