9 Nov 2022 - 11:24
If you happen to see termites engaging in courtship rituals, you’d be hard-pressed to spot the difference between opposite-sex and same-sex couples. That’s because one of the termites in a same-sex...
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19 Oct 2022 - 14:23
Despite the long, dangerous journey depicted in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo”, clownfish (and other species of anemonefish) are, in real life, deeply attached to their underwater homes. As young larvae,...
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3 Oct 2022 - 20:13
October 3 – Okinawa, Japan – The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is proud to announce that Svante Pääbo, an Adjunct Professor at OIST and Director of the Max Planck Institute of...
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20 Sep 2022 - 12:34
Highlights: Mutations are responsible for most of the diversity of life we see around the world today, but many aspects of how mutations affect an organism’s fitness remain poorly understood. Now...
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9 Aug 2022 - 00:00
Neurons, the specialized cells of the nervous system, are possibly the most complicated cell type ever to have evolved. In humans, these cells are capable of processing and transmitting vast sums of...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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,...
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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...
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2 Jul 2021 - 00:00
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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...
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