September 2014

Fed Up with Waiting? Timely Activation of Serotonin Enhances Patience

Fed Up with Waiting? Timely Activation of Serotonin Enhances Patience

Researchers in the Neural Computation Unit used a new technique called optogenetics to examine the brain mechanism for controlling patience to obtain a reward.

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The Mystery of Cell Proliferation: Matching Histone to DNA

New research from Professor Ichiro Masai points to stem-loop binding protein for cell proliferation and differentiation in living vertebrates

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Japanese Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki Visits OIST

Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki visits OIST to discuss her long journey of training and space travel in a talk entitled “Linking Space, People, and Dreams.”

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Surviving the Attack of Killer Microbes

If some microbes have the ability to kill all other microbes, how do the non-killers survive?

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New Facilities for OIST’s Youngest Learners

The new Child Development Center is ready to replace the temporary structure that has hosted the CDC since January 2013, doubling the number of children that the CDC can accommodate to 100.

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To See OIST on a Grain of Salt

OIST specialist used an ion beam to carve the logo so small that it can fit onto a grain of salt.

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Let’s Enjoy Science!! Children’s School of Science 2014

From August 18-22, over 100 students explored the world of science as participants in the Onna-OIST Children’s School of Science.

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