January 2018

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year

We at OIST thank you for the support that has made the past year so memorable. We wish you and your family good health and happiness throughout this year.

Peter Gruss
President, OIST Graduate University

Traditional Secrets to Keeping Cool: Investigating Okinawan Textiles

Traditional Secrets to Keeping Cool: Investigating Okinawan Textiles

Researchers at OIST and the University of the Ryukyus have scientifically analyzed traditional materials and processes involved in the production of Okinawan Basho-fu textiles.

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Shining a Light on Bacterial Cell Division

OIST researchers have revealed new insights into the process of E. coli cell division, aiding the search for new ways to target bacteria with antibiotics.

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Spirited Presentations by High School Students: 6th SCORE!

Okinawa’s high school students presented their excellent science and entrepreneurial ideas.

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Water without Windows: Capturing Water Vapor inside an Electron Microscope

Scientists were able to demonstrate another way of viewing biological samples at high resolution.

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Paper Heralds New Science Collaboration with Middle East

A new science initiative aims to connect Western and Middle Eastern communities.

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Worm Genomes Reveal a Link Between Ourselves and Our Distant Relatives

Decoding two worm genomes provides new insights into genetic similarities between distantly related animal groups.

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