10 Jan 2020
Since the late 19th century, pearl aquaculture has been a revered industry in Japan, enabling widespread cultivation and commercialization of beautiful pearls. From a genetic and evolutionary...
Type: Press release
25 Dec 2019
Researchers in the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (...
Type: News Article
20 Dec 2019
From toucans to hummingbirds, the varying shapes and sizes of bird beaks show evolution in action. Beaks are versatile, allowing birds to eat, regulate their temperature, and sing; these survival...
Type: News Article
13 Dec 2019
Described as “living rocks”, giant land tortoises are lumbering beasts with a reputation for being sluggish in both speed and brainpower. But new research carried out by scientists from the Okinawa...
Type: News Article
20 Nov 2019
Synapses – specialized structures in neurons – allow these nerve cells to communicate with one another. In the synapse, one neuron emits chemical messengers called neurotransmitters, and an apposed...
Type: Press release
20 Nov 2019
Okinawan cuisine is known for its many delicacies – from squid ink soup to rafute pork belly. But one of the most famous delicacies served in restaurants across Okinawa is a type of seaweed, which is...
Type: Press release
12 Nov 2019
An ant the size of a lion isn’t as far-fetched as you would think. From as small as a sesame seed to the size of a big cat, ants come in all sizes —in augmented reality, at least. Augmented reality...
Type: Press release
3 Jul 2019
(Joint Press Release) Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research in the journal...
Type: Press release
14 Jun 2019
A bartender mixes familiar drinks that are sure to please their regular patrons, while creating fresh combinations to improve their craft and entice new clientele. Surprisingly, venomous snakes do...
Type: News Article
16 Apr 2019
Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the...
Type: Press release
18 Mar 2019
Both developing babies and elderly adults share a common characteristic: the many cells making up their bodies are always on the move. As we humans commute to work, cells migrate through the body to...
Type: Press release
28 Feb 2019
Cells divide to grow new tissues or patch up damaged ones, but when cell division goes wrong, it can cause more harm than good. To avoid dire consequences, namely disease and unwanted cell death,...
Type: Press release
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