23 May 2022 - 10:39
Highlights A new study has mapped out the natural history of drywood termites—the second largest family of termites. Drywood termites form small colonies primarily in wood and are generally...
Type: Press release
19 May 2022 - 13:20
On April 14, 2022, Dr. Svante Pääbo, who leads the OIST Human Evolutionary Genomics Unit as an Adjunct Professor, received the Japan Prize award in the field of ‘Life Science’.  The Japan Prize...
Type: News Article
3 Feb 2022 - 16:24
Highlights: Scientists have revealed that the genomes of marine invertebrates have been surprisingly stable across deep time. Over millions of years, random mutations cause sections of...
Type: Press release
14 Jan 2022 - 09:34
Research highlights Termites are social cockroaches that split from their sister cockroach group around 150 to 170 million years ago. A popular, yet previously untested, theory suggests that,...
Type: Press release
23 Dec 2021 - 10:00
Highlights A new study has found that venoms found in snakes and mammals share a common origin Researchers traced the origin of a class of toxins, called kallikrein serine proteases, to a...
Type: Press release
2 Jul 2021 - 00:00
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Type: News Article
29 Jun 2021 - 18:00
Highlights Bobtail and bottletail squids are tiny marine invertebrates that are found throughout the world’s oceans and are useful model animals for research There are 68 recognized species of...
Type: Press release
1 Jun 2021 - 17:20
Professor Evan Economo has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, joining an extraordinary group of artists, scientists, scholars, and practitioners who will learn from and...
Type: Press release
25 May 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Clownfish species develop their characteristic white stripes, or bars, during the process of metamorphosis Researchers have now discovered that the white bars form at different speeds...
Type: Press release
13 May 2021 - 00:00
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Type: News Article
30 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Venoms are a mixture of proteins that animals have weaponized for prey capture and self defense New research has found that snakes and mammals share a set of genes that have similar...
Type: Press release
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
The high-speed videography captures motion at a rate of 480,000 frames per second (fps) and plays it back at 30fps. The trap-jaw accelerates faster and reaches higher speeds than the simpler gripping...
Type: Video
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