30 Oct 2018
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and these rates are on the rise. Yet, doctors and scientists have a poor understanding of what...
Type: News Article
10 May 2018
Changing our behavior based on unexpected cues from our environment is an essential part of survival.  The ability to drop what you’re doing when circumstances demand it could mean the...
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2017
While the mechanism of transmission of information at the contact point between two neurons – the famous synapse – has been thoroughly studied, the transportation of this information within the...
Type: News Article
20 Sep 2016
Suppose you woke up in your bedroom with the lights off and wanted to get out. While heading toward the door with your arms out, you would predict the distance to the door based on your memory of...
Type: Press release
17 Nov 2014
Synapse, the name for the signal-receiving site on a neuron, comes from the Greek word for contact. Neuroscientists used to maintain that neurons form one-to-one relationship to contact one another....
Type: News Article
1 Sep 2014
The brain is a complicated network of small units called neurons, all working to carry information from the outside world, create an internal model, and generate a response. Neurons sense a signal...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2013
The old saying is “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” but sometimes, especially in science, it’s worth reviewing old methodologies to see they’re keeping up with the rapidly advancing technological...
Type: News Article
15 Aug 2012
In two new papers, Prof. Bernd Kuhn and collaborators use novel techniques to visualize very different things: pH within protein crystals, and neurons in the cerebellum of the brain. Though the...
Type: News Article
27 Dec 2011
On December 19th, Dr. Marylka Yoe Uusisaari, a researcher in the Optical Neuroimaging Unit of OIST, visited Nakadomari Jr. High School in Onna Village to give a talk titled “How do you make a...
Type: Event Report
30 Sep 2011
Watch the movie. by Micheal E. Cooper...
Type: News Article
24 Sep 2011
OIST researcher Hermina Nedelescu combines genetics, microscopy and computational anatomy to unravel the dense neuronal forest of Purkinje cells in the adult cerebellum. Purkinje cells are large...
Type: Video
29 Jun 2011
No matter how quickly the delivery truck driver gets a cake to your doorstep, you can't eat it until someone -- maybe your butler - opens the door, brings it to the kitchen, and opens the box....
Type: Video
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