23 Jul 2018 - 14:01
Coral reefs buzz with activity around the clock. As the day-active fishes retreat at dusk, the night-active or nocturnal fishes venture out to forage and hunt.  Equipped with special traits,...
Type: News Article
23 Jul 2018 - 13:57
Fishes that remain cryptic or camouflage with their surroundings have larger optic tecta.
Type: Photo
23 Jul 2018 - 13:54
Nocturnal fish have large eyes as an adaptation to light-deficient environments.
Type: Photo
23 Jul 2018 - 13:53
Most day-active fishes were found to have larger optic tecta (relative to the rest of the brain) than those that are nocturnal.
Type: Photo
23 Jul 2018 - 13:50
Nocturnal fishes were found to have smaller optic tecta (relative to the rest of the brain) than those that are active during the day, even though their eyes are larger.
Type: Photo
18 Jul 2018 - 10:10
  A new study by OIST Physics and Biology Unit headed by Professor Jonathan Miller is in the news. The study co-authored by Dr. Zdenek Lajbner, Dr. Reuven Pnini and Prof. Miller from OIST, on...
Type: Media Links
17 Jul 2018 - 14:29
In multicellular organisms, including humans, most DNA is coiled up within the cell’s nucleus. A small part, however, is tucked away within the mitochondria— organelles that produce energy and...
Type: News Article
13 Jul 2018 - 14:04
Dr. Zdenek Lajbner is from the Physics and Biology Unit at OIST and also the lead author of the paper.
Type: Photo
13 Jul 2018 - 13:58
Fruit flies were collected from two sites in Australia: a northern site that had a warm sub-tropical climate, and a southern site that had a cold temperate climate. The flies from the two sites...
Type: Photo
13 Jul 2018 - 13:52
Fruit flies exhibit sexual dimorphism. Males are smaller, they have bristle on their forelegs, their abdomen is blunt, and their stripes meld together and become dark toward the back of the abdomen....
Type: Photo
4 Jul 2018 - 18:29
Local artists perform the traditional Okinawan Wakashu Kuti Bushi dances.
Type: Photo
4 Jul 2018 - 17:38
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) proudly hosted STRINGS 2018, an annual conference on string...
Type: News Article
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