24 Dec 2014
About one tenth of the world’s ants are close relatives; they all belong to just one genus out of 323, called Pheidole. “If you go into any tropical forest and take a stroll, you will step on one of...
Type: News Article
17 Sep 2014
The way in which most multicellular organisms have been classified has been the same for more than a century. Only recently have scientists developed the tools and knowledge to question the way we...
Type: Press release
12 Sep 2014
New collaborative research published in the journal Nature Communications by scientists from Japan, Russia and...
Type: Press release
17 Mar 2014
In order to survive, animals must be able to sense what is happening in the environment.  Some animals have excellent sight, others a great sense of smell or taste.  The senses are used to...
Type: News Article
24 Feb 2014
In February 2014, Professor Noriyuki Satoh, of OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, published a book entitled, “Developmental...
Type: News Article
17 Feb 2014
One of the major problems in today’s society is the efficiency and cost of developing medicines to treat disease.  The advancements in pharmaceutical science have been phenomenal, but the price...
Type: News Article
23 Jan 2014
How does one genome create two completely different body plans in one animal?  This was the question Konstantin Khalturin was attempting to answer when he began working on jellyfish.  The...
Type: News Article
9 Jan 2014
How do cells decide whether to grow and divide or to stop? In order to answer this fundamental biological question, Dr. Kenichi Sajiki and his colleagues in the OIST G0 Cell Unit have been using the...
Type: News Article
7 Aug 2013
Although genomes are being sequenced with increasing frequency, it is not well understood how the genome specifies the mechanisms for forming a multicellular animal from a fertilised egg. Research...
Type: News Article
30 Jul 2013
Several weeks ago, Prof. Economo of OIST’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit won an...
Type: News Article
16 Jul 2013
Prof. Evan Economo, who leads OIST’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, was awarded the 2013 Presidential Award from the American Society of Naturalists (ASN).  This award is given to authors...
Type: News Article
10 May 2013
In a recent paper published in Current Biology, Professor Ichiro Maruyama, head of the...
Type: News Article
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