30 May 2017
The immune system is a formidable defense against microbial intruders, identifying and eliminating the threats through an extremely intricate and adaptable network of specialized cells. However, a...
Type: Press release
19 Nov 2015
A team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and its collaborators has sequenced the genomes of two species of small water creatures called acorn worms and...
Type: Press release
13 Aug 2015
Imagine a skeleton-less creature with three hearts, with most of its nearly half a billion neurons distributed in eight tentacular arms. Each arm can regenerate like the mythical Hydra and has a mind...
Type: Press release
27 May 2015
Right before a cell starts to divide to give birth to a daughter cell, its biochemical machinery unwinds the chromosomes and copies the millions of protein sequences comprising the cell’s DNA, which...
Type: News Article
5 May 2015
New clues about diseases like inflammatory bowel disorder may be found thanks to a new genomic interactions catalogue by a group of researchers in Japan and the United Kingdom. This research was...
Type: Press release
10 Jul 2014
On July 9, 2014, Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka1 in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Marine Genomics Unit, published...
Type: News Article
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...
Type: News Article
28 Sep 2012
In July OIST’s DNA sequencing section (SQC), which had been located 45 minutes away in Uruma, moved to the main campus’ Center Building in Onna. The move gives OIST researchers easier access to the...
Type: News Article
25 Jun 2012
Though it’s far less dramatic than the architecture or the ocean view, one sight that often grabs the attention of visitors to OIST is a small sign near the entrance that reads, “Caution...
Type: News Article
15 Mar 2012
Mitsuyasu Hasebe...
Type: Event Report
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