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
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
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