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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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30 Jul 2013
Several weeks ago, Prof. Economo of OIST’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit won an...
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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...
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10 May 2013
In a recent paper published in Current Biology, Professor Ichiro Maruyama, head of the...
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2 May 2013
As a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen in the UK, Gordon Arbuthnott came across a paper by a group in Sweden that introduced him the world of the dopamine, a neurotransmitter commonly dubbed...
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12 Apr 2013
The old saying is “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” but sometimes, especially in science, it’s worth reviewing old methodologies to see they’re keeping up with the rapidly advancing technological...
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12 Mar 2013
Physicists have long searched for universal laws that explain the nature and properties of matter and energy on scales as large as the universe and as small as a proton, but until relatively recently...
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8 Jan 2013
For those at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, a great deal of traveling uphill dictates our journey to the office. This is also true for any fish hoping to make a similar trip from...
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19 Dec 2012
While conducting research for the global stage is one of OIST’s main objectives, giving back to the local Okinawan community is equally important to the university and its researchers. In an effort...
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