7 May 2021 - 14:06
As cases of COVID-19 in India surge to unprecedented highs, there have been fatal shortages in medical-grade oxygen. Professor Mahesh Bandi, down on the ground in Hyderabad, India, has now engineered...
Type: News Article
28 Apr 2021 - 09:00
OIST is pleased to announce that Hiroki Sawada, a first year PhD student, has been granted a scholarship by Softbank and the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services Association (JEES). The...
Type: News Article
26 Apr 2021 - 09:00
Highlights Researchers have successfully grown cells from the stony coral, Acropora tenuis, in petri dishes The cell lines were created by separating out of cells from coral larvae, which then...
Type: Press release
22 Apr 2021 - 03:00
Highlights Excitons are excited particles that form when negatively charged electrons bind to positively charged holes Researchers have now used cutting-edge technology to capture the first ever...
Type: Press release
19 Apr 2021 - 10:02
Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, adjunct Professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, has been named as a fellow of the...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2021 - 11:28
The human brain is jampacked with neurons – 86 billion of them – connected in a vast, complex network that controls how we move, think, talk and make memories. Vital information is exchanged across...
Type: News Article
7 Apr 2021 - 15:20
The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, OIST hosted the HiSci lab – an annual outreach event...
Type: Media Links
30 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Venoms are a mixture of proteins that animals have weaponized for prey capture and self defense New research has found that snakes and mammals share a set of genes that have similar...
Type: Press release
22 Mar 2021 - 12:00
To a biologist who lived a few centuries ago, the biological world may have seemed confusingly diverse. Other than the fact of being alive, what did bacteria or a bonsai tree have in common with a...
Type: News Article
17 Mar 2021 - 10:00
In February 2021, OIST researchers, Dr. Yosuke Yamada, Dr. Reina Komiya and Professor Ryota Kabe were selected to participate in the prestigious...
Type: News Article
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Researchers have revealed how an ant’s trap-jaw – a powerful, ultrafast and complex evolutionary trait – evolved from a simpler ancestral jaw mechanism The study found that the trap-...
Type: Press release
17 Feb 2021 - 02:30
Highlights New research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals These genes, located on chromosome 12,...
Type: Press release
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