9 Jun 2016
It is thought that ants evolved about 150 million years ago and have risen to dominance in the past 60 million years. They are now everywhere and while they are not always welcome on your kitchen...
Type: News Article
31 May 2016
There is more to the food that you eat than you might expect. Have you ever thought about the components in the food that you have for dinner? Or what foods might help you to age more healthily?...
Type: News Article
26 May 2016
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live all around and inside of us. Most E. coli are harmless, but some strains can cause illness, and can even, in extreme cases, be deadly. With recent...
Type: News Article
17 May 2016
Rubber plantations are a rapidly spreading agroecosystem in Southeast Asia and they are likely to have profound impacts on biodiversity due to the disruption of the natural landscape. Therefore,...
Type: News Article
13 May 2016
Dr. Jerome Friedman, professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the 1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics, and member of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: News Article
20 Apr 2016
OIST welcomes new Assistant Professor Hiroshi Watanabe, who leads the new Evolutionary Neurobiology unit, which works to understand how neurons and the...
Type: News Article
19 Apr 2016
In many plumbing and pipework systems in general, there are junctions and connections to move liquids such as water in different directions, but have you ever thought about what happens to the water...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2016
Queen and worker ants develop from the same sets of genes, but perform completely different ecological roles. How the same genes result in two types of individuals is an ongoing mystery. In the past...
Type: News Article
30 Mar 2016
In a world that is constantly changing and where new technology is continually emerging, universities are re-thinking their role in innovation and societal improvements. On Tues., March 22, experts...
Type: News Article
29 Mar 2016
Metabolites – substances that are created during metabolism – can provide a wealth of information about individual health, disease, diet, and life-style. Now, they can tell us even more. Okinawa...
Type: Press release
21 Mar 2016
Deep below the ocean’s surface are hydrothermal vent fields, or submarine hot springs that can reach temperatures of up to 400 °C....
Type: News Article
15 Mar 2016
For one week, 29 undergraduate and graduate students from universities around Japan came together to learn more about science and explore life as a Ph.D. student in Okinawa Institute of Science and...
Type: News Article
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