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
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
20 May 2016
Electricity plays a key role in cell studies, but practical issues linked with the shape of the laboratory cultureware have troubled this research. Laboratory cultureware are the plastic containers...
Type: News Article
5 May 2016
Gene expression can be turned on and off like a switch, or it can be finely adjusted, as with a volume control knob. Dr Garth Ilsley, research scientist in Prof. Nicholas Luscombe’s unit at the...
Type: Press release
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
28 Mar 2016
Prof Greg Stephens, adjunct professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), and...
Type: News Article
12 Feb 2016
One of goals of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is to foster collaboration between different disciplines. Recently, OIST scientists combined techniques from...
Type: News Article
10 Dec 2015
A team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), led by Group Leader Chuya Shinzato in Professor Noriyuki Satoh’s Marine Genomics Unit, has analyzed the genome...
Type: Press release
4 Dec 2015
Recent research has shown that the cells in our bodies teeter on the brink of death. They possess intricate molecular mechanisms that promote either suicide or survival. The concept is known as...
Type: News Article
27 Nov 2015
Okinawa’s ant expert Mr. Hidetsune Takamine, who has been collecting ants in Okinawa for 40 years, donated his ant collection to OIST at a handover ceremony on November 26, 2015. Dr. Masashi...
Type: News Article
29 Oct 2015
“This ‘rotation model’, which made the cover of BioEssays, represents a true paradigm shift in the...
Type: News Article
8 Oct 2015
“Imagine I could send an ecologist to Europe back tens of millions of years ago. Then, ask them to look at the ants and to tell me where they think they have landed… They would say South East Asia”,...
Type: News Article
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