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25 Dec 2018
Bizarre Reproduction Strategy Confirmed for the First Time in Okinawan Stony Coral
OIST marine scientists discover asexual reproduction in the coral Pocillopora acuta — a first-time observation for the species in Okinawa.
about Bizarre Reproduction Strategy Confirmed for the First Time in Okinawan Stony Coral
13 Dec 2018
Tale of Two Trees: New Web Tool Estimates Gene Trees With Ease
Scientists introduce ORTHOSCOPE, a new web-based tool capable of inferring gene function, estimating gene trees and identifying sets of ancestral genes in just minutes.
about Tale of Two Trees: New Web Tool Estimates Gene Trees With Ease
12 Dec 2018
Okinawa’s Future is Bright! Start-up Contest by Local High School Students
OIST hosted SCORE! in which students from eight high schools in Okinawa competed by presenting their entrepreneurial S&T project.
about Okinawa’s Future is Bright! Start-up Contest by Local High School Students
6 Dec 2018
Signature Structure Grants Enzyme Superfamilies Their Power
Researchers identify a key structural feature of Rossmann-fold methyltransferases, a huge class of enzymes with big responsibilities.
about Signature Structure Grants Enzyme Superfamilies Their Power
19 Nov 2018
Science Festival 2018 - A Success Yet Again!
4000 happy faces visited our Science Festival 2018, last weekend!
about Science Festival 2018 - A Success Yet Again!
12 Nov 2018
Half Moons and Pinch Points: Same Physics, Different Energy
For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they’re often seen together.
about Half Moons and Pinch Points: Same Physics, Different Energy
7 Nov 2018
The Slower They Turn, the Brighter They Glow
Slowing down movements of photoluminescent metal complexes can increase efficiency of light emission, discover OIST scientists.
about The Slower They Turn, the Brighter They Glow
30 Oct 2018
Researchers Identify Three Shades of Blue
OIST scientists have used brain imaging to identify three sub-types of depression—including one that is unresponsive to commonly prescribed serotonin boosting drugs.
about Researchers Identify Three Shades of Blue
23 Oct 2018
Asian Catfish Genome Decoded
For the first time, scientists decipher the entire genome of the striped catfish, paving the way for better breeding of the critical commercial species.
about Asian Catfish Genome Decoded
18 Oct 2018
Sculpting Bacteria Into Extreme Shapes Reveals the Rugged Nature of Cell Division
Stars, triangles and pentagons demonstrate the adaptability and robustness of bacterial cell division machinery.
about Sculpting Bacteria Into Extreme Shapes Reveals the Rugged Nature of Cell Division
12 Oct 2018
Chiral Forces for Quantum Technologies
OIST physicists calculate an atomic force that can be harnessed to create quantum technologies.
about Chiral Forces for Quantum Technologies
27 Sep 2018
Perovskite Solar Cells Leap Towards Commercialization
OIST scientists’ research on perovskite solar cells indicates a promising future towards sustainability.
about Perovskite Solar Cells Leap Towards Commercialization
26 Sep 2018
Study Demonstrates New Mechanism for Developing Electronic Devices
OIST scientists have demonstrated a new mechanism that may help develop electronic devices differently.
about Study Demonstrates New Mechanism for Developing Electronic Devices
4 Sep 2018
OIST Welcomes its 7th Graduate Class
On September 3, 2018, the OIST community gathered in a ceremony to welcome its seventh class of PhD students.
about OIST Welcomes its 7th Graduate Class
29 Aug 2018
Children’s School of Science 2018
Local school kids get hands-on with science over the summer.
about Children’s School of Science 2018
28 Aug 2018
Watching Neurons in Action
OIST scientists have devised a way of observing the working of single neurons in unsurpassed detail in a live animal.
about Watching Neurons in Action
15 Aug 2018
Chips, Light and Coding Moves the Front Line in Beating Bacteria
Multidisciplinary study finds way to examine biofilms with high efficiency.
about Chips, Light and Coding Moves the Front Line in Beating Bacteria
8 Aug 2018
Upgrade for Virtual Brain Cell
Simulated neuron gives strong predictions for future research.
about Upgrade for Virtual Brain Cell
31 Jul 2018
Prof. Kenji Doya Awarded Donald O. Hebb Award
International Neural Network Society presents OIST computational neuroscientist with a life contribution award
about Prof. Kenji Doya Awarded Donald O. Hebb Award
23 Jul 2018
Bigger Eyes but Reduced Brain Power in Nocturnal Fishes
How does living life in darkness influence the way nocturnal fishes see? A study by OIST scientists finds out.
about Bigger Eyes but Reduced Brain Power in Nocturnal Fishes