April 2014

OIST Open Campus 2014

OIST Open Campus 2014

On March 16, OIST opened its doors to more than five thousand people from Okinawa and elsewhere, for Open Campus 2014.

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A Step toward Clarification of the Mechanisms of Osteoporosis

The bone metabolism is largely regulated by hormones, but more recently, the involvement of an intracellular protein named CNOT has been discovered.

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Researching ADHD Across Continents and Disciplines

The Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit helps uncover the neurobiological causes of ADHD.

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Avoiding Environmental Hazards: Lessons from a Tiny Worm

Researchers in the Information Processing Biology Unit have discovered the sensor for high pH in the tiny worm C. elegans.

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Combating Obesity with New Okinawan Rice

Professor Hidetoshi Saze is leading a new research project to develop a new strain of rice that prevents obesity-related diseases.

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“Why Science?”

On March 18-19, OIST hosted a video contest entitled “Why Science?” in which 23 contestants talked about their passion for science.

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OIST Launches Gender Equality Task Force

A new task force will address issues and implement changes with regard to gender equality at the university.

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