9 Sep 2022 - 14:00
Highlights Researchers have found that a well-known gene, Tob, plays an important role in reducing depression, fear, and anxiety. This conclusion was drawn after several different experiments...
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20 Jul 2022 - 11:53
Garden eels are the ultimate homebodies. Instead of swimming freely in the ocean, these eels anchor themselves into burrows in the...
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9 Jun 2022 - 14:00
A simple PCR test could be used to improve cultivation of the edible brown seaweed, Okinawa mozuku, and even aid attempts at generating heat-tolerant strains, reported scientists from the Okinawa...
Type: Press release
12 Jan 2022 - 12:00
Highlights Scientists have discovered two new species of goby fish in Palawan, a Philippine archipelago which have been named Rhinogobius estrellae and Rhinogobius tandika The gobies belong to...
Type: Press release
25 Nov 2021 - 16:40
Highlights Researchers have used a state-of-the-art technique to build more precise artificial scaffolds for regenerating neurons The scaffolds were designed to mimic the extracellular matrix – a...
Type: Press release
20 Oct 2021 - 00:00
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5 Oct 2021 - 16:08
Highlights Scientists have discovered three new species of goby fish, two found in Okinawa and a third from Palawan in the Philippines Each species has a similar body form to known species,...
Type: Press release
17 Sep 2021 - 14:16
Highlights Researchers in Japan looked at saliva samples taken from two different age groups to see if the composition of saliva changes as one ages. Despite the difficulties with working with...
Type: Press release
10 Sep 2021 - 17:12
Highlights Researchers have identified 33 metabolic compounds that are linked to dementia Seven metabolites were found at higher levels in patients with dementia, compared to healthy elderly...
Type: Press release
14 Jul 2021 - 21:54
Highlights For the first time, scientists have seen stony coral cells engulf dinoflagellates – single-celled, photosynthetic algae that are crucial for keeping coral alive The researchers used a...
Type: Press release
8 Jun 2021 - 14:00
Highlights The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and the Naha Medical Association will be conducting a joint study to evaluate the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine...
Type: Press release
1 Jun 2021 - 17:20
Professor Evan Economo has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, joining an extraordinary group of artists, scientists, scholars, and practitioners who will learn from and...
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