29 Aug 2017
This video shows a rotating 3D reconstruction of the chewing mouthparts of the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, one of the three new species the OIST researchers described in their research. This is the...
Type: Video
29 Aug 2017
Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservation—...
Type: News Article
18 Jul 2017
Revealing the origin and evolutionary history of the world’s manifold life forms is one way in which we seek to understand them. Even the smallest inhabitant can yield fascinating insights. For...
Type: News Article
13 Jul 2017
Although Charles Darwin lived and worked in the 19th century, modern evolutionary biologists are far from exhausting all avenues of inquiry regarding birds and evolution. For example, in the 1990s,...
Type: News Article
29 Jun 2017
The field of medicine is always on the lookout for better disease diagnostic tools—simpler, faster, and cheaper technologies to enhance patient treatment and outcomes. Currently, microfluidic...
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2017
While the mechanism of transmission of information at the contact point between two neurons – the famous synapse – has been thoroughly studied, the transportation of this information within the...
Type: News Article
3 Jun 2017
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurological illness that affects approximately 10 million people worldwide. It is marked by a progressive decline in physical function, the most iconic being...
Type: Press release
30 May 2017
The immune system is a formidable defense against microbial intruders, identifying and eliminating the threats through an extremely intricate and adaptable network of specialized cells. However, a...
Type: Press release
24 Nov 2016
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have been awarded a grant from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to turn their energy-producing...
Type: News Article
17 Aug 2016
Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals...
Type: News Article
9 Aug 2016
Mozuku is a unique Okinawan seaweed. Scientifically known as Cladosiphon okamuranus, this alga is popular in Japanese cuisine, and it has been farmed for more than 35 years. The cultivation of this...
Type: Press release
28 Jul 2016
The dragons from ‘Game of Thrones’ have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and...
Type: News Article
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