May 2018

OIST to Harness Energy from Ocean Waves in the Maldives

OIST to Harness Energy from Ocean Waves in the Maldives

OIST has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Republic of Maldives and Kokyo Tatemono Company Limited of Tokyo, Japan, to embark on a wave energy project in the Maldives.

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Biological Ballet: Development of a New Imaging Technique Reveals Complex Protein Movements in the Cell Membrane

OIST researchers developed a new imaging technique for observing individual protein molecules for a long time, providing new insights into how cells move.

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Bright Future for Solar Cell Technology

New all-inorganic perovskite solar cells tackle three key challenges in solar cell technology: efficiency, stability, and cost.

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Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network Donates to OIST programs

President Peter Gruss was keynote speaker in Hawai’i, gaining new links with global Okinawans

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Molecular Scaffolding Aids Construction at the Nanoscale

OIST researchers have made a nanoscale construction kit comprised of molecular “bricks” and “scaffolding”, inspired by the way the extracellular matrix is built around living cells.

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Predicting the Future: “Striosome” Neurons in the Basal Ganglia Play a Key Role in Learning

Researchers at OIST have successfully isolated and recorded the activity of a subset of neurons in the striatum in the brain, shedding light on one mechanism underlying learning and decision making in animals.

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Cure for Fission Yeast Genes Could Have Bigger Things Ahead

New OIST study of mystery chemical has uncovered potential new medical treatments for genetic disorders.

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Polarization has Strong Impact on Electrons, Study Shows

New research helps understand movement of electrons in two-dimensional systems.

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