October 2014

Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

New research by OIST researchers finds genetic mechanism that makes African midges invulnerable to harsh conditions.

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OIST Welcomes New PhD Students

The third class of doctoral students introduced themselves to OIST and received a resounding welcome from the community.

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New Solar Cells Serve Free Lunch

Professor Yabing Qi and members of his research unit are using a new strategy to develop the next generation of solar cells, focusing in particular on decreasing costs.

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Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto to Receive Prestigious Cancer Research Award

The Japanese Cancer Association is awarding OIST Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto a prestigious award for his contributions to cancer research.

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Smartgels Are Thicker Than Water

Professor Amy Shen develops smartgels, viscous and elastic substances with useful properties such as sensitivity to glucose spikes, which would help diabetics monitor their blood sugar.

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OIST Welcomes Dr. Yohei Yokobayashi

Yohei Yokobayashi joins OIST to lead the new unit on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering in an effort to understand the applications of chemistry in biological systems.

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The Phylum Vertebrata: New Concepts Based on Advances in Animal Systematics

The way in which most multicellular organisms have been classified has been the same for more than a century. But new research is changing how we see classification, specifically among Chordates.

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Minister Yamaguchi Visits OIST

Newly appointed minister acknowledges interaction and interdisciplinary studies on his first visit.

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To See or Not to See

OIST researcher Sigita Augustinaite suggests a mechanism for how dendritic potentials in thalamocortical neurons allow visual signals to pass from retina to cortex.

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