17 Nov 2015
Mistakes Propelling Evolution As the 20th-century novelist Joseph Conrad famously wrote, “It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose,” and Nature is very busy, so she makes lots...
Type: Press release
18 Sep 2015
A group of scientists from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Nagoya University, and the University of Tokyo decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from...
Type: Press release
17 Sep 2015
Lingula anatina: Lingulid brachiopods are regarded as one of the most primitive of brachiopods. Their shells do not have any locking mechanisms. These animals rely on complex musculature to move the...
Type: Video
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
15 Dec 2014
New research published in the journal genesis, by Kenneth Baughman, Dr. Eiichi Shoguchi, Professor...
Type: News Article
26 Nov 2014
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the...
Type: News Article
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
23 May 2014
“We are seriously tackling conservation of coral reefs in Okinawa,” said Dr. Chuya Shinzato of the OIST Marine Genomics Unit. Coral reefs face various extinction risks. To avert coral demise,...
Type: Press release
24 Feb 2014
In February 2014, Professor Noriyuki Satoh, of OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, published a book entitled, “Developmental...
Type: News Article
30 Jan 2014
In 2013, a new species of goby was discovered in a stream on the main island of Okinawa. The species was named Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, which comes from a traditional word on Okinawa and Amami...
Type: News Article
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...
Type: News Article
20 Jan 2014
Coral health and survival largely depend on the interaction between the host coral, a photosynthetic symbiont algae, and an associated community of micro-organisms. Hence, constructing a genetic...
Type: News Article
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