June 2014

DNA Testing to Help Save Corals

DNA Testing to Help Save Corals

Dr. Chuya Shinzato of the Marine Genomics Unit and colleagues have established DNA markers that enables scientists to study genetic diversity and connectivity among the Acropora coral populations.

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A Day in the Life of a Nanoparticle

Transporting a nanoparticle all the way across the OIST campus from where it is synthesized to the electron microscope where it can be analyzed is tricky.

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“Sketches of Science” Brings Nobel Prize Winners to OIST

A photo exhibition, “Sketches of Science,” opened May 13 at OIST.

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Studying Behavior Using Light to Control Neurons

Using a technique to manipulate neuronal cell behavior, the Neurobiology Research Unit was able to show a behavior was dictated by a specific group of neurons.

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In the Name of a Great Leader

South African Ambassador Mohau Pheko gave the Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture, “Can Science and Technology Promote Development and Democracy?” at OIST.

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Delving into the Spread of Marine Life

A paper by Dr. Masako Nakamura of the Marine Biophysics Unit on the ecology of a deep-sea limpet called Lepetodrilus nuxon has been published in the Marine Ecology Progress Series.

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Woman Technicians at OIST

Women technicians make important contributions to the research at OIST and their enthusiasm brightens up the research units.

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