[OIST Update] October 2013

Number One

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OIST Welcomes the 2nd Class of Students

OIST Welcomes the 2nd Class of Students

A new school year commenced this week as OIST with its second class of doctoral students.

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Establishing World-Class Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring in Okinawa

OIST has installed a marine observatory system in waters off the coast of Motobu, Okinawa, which enables real-time monitoring of biological and physical data.

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Okinawans at the Forefront

Two Okinawan researchers came back to Okinawa after years of research elsewhere to work on an innovative new microscope.

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New Energy System Opens Doors to Sustainable Future

Solar panels are being installed in the OIST Faculty Houses to test the Open Energy System, which promises to be viable and efficient sustainable energy system.

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Groundbreaking for OIST’s Child Development Center

The construction of a long-planned permanent facility for the Child Development Center has begun.

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Discovery of a New Mechanism Regulating Information in the Brain

Researchers in the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit discovered that the enzyme called Rho-kinase plays a critical role in the regulation of signal transmission between neurons.

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