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
25 Apr 2022 - 13:30
Joint Press Relase Tokyo & Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2022 – Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Corundum Systems Biology Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, have...
Type: Press release
15 Feb 2022 - 14:00
【Joint Press Release by Hiroshima University】 A group of Japanese and American researchers found that the Ptychodera flava, a worm-like marine organism capable of regenerating its entire head or...
Type: Press release
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
25 Oct 2021 - 16:49
Highlights Mangrove trees live in harsh environments and have evolved a remarkable resilience to stress Researchers have now decoded the genome of the mangrove tree, Bruguiera gymnorhiza, which...
Type: Press release
14 Sep 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Kuruma shrimp are an economically important species in Asia and considered a delicacy in Japan, where a large shrimp farming industry has been established. Despite its importance, very...
Type: Press release
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
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
22 Mar 2021 - 12:00
To a biologist who lived a few centuries ago, the biological world may have seemed confusingly diverse. Other than the fact of being alive, what did bacteria or a bonsai tree have in common with a...
Type: News Article
17 Feb 2021 - 02:30
Highlights New research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals These genes, located on chromosome 12,...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020 - 09:00
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
Type: Press release
30 Sep 2020 - 00:00
Since first appearing in late 2019, the novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, has had a range of impacts on those it infects. Some people become severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and...
Type: Press release
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