9 Jun 2022 - 14:00
A simple PCR test could be used to improve cultivation of the edible brown seaweed, Okinawa mozuku, and even aid attempts at generating heat-tolerant strains, reported scientists from the Okinawa...
Type: Press release
16 Feb 2022 - 08:48
 Transfections of the acorn worm reprogramming genes into mouse P19 EC cells. Note that the reprogramming factors show similar level of expression in the mouse EC cells. Image credit: Tom...
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16 Feb 2022 - 08:45
Uncut, intact animal through post-amputation and regenerated status, which showed a new head (G) approaching final size to match original body is attached to original anterior cut stump. Arrowheads...
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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
7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
Highlights To reverse the global decline of coral reefs, a greater understanding of coral diversity is needed. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a tool—a short DNA sequence, called a...
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
14 Jul 2021 - 21:54
Highlights For the first time, scientists have seen stony coral cells engulf dinoflagellates – single-celled, photosynthetic algae that are crucial for keeping coral alive The researchers used a...
Type: Press release
8 Jul 2021 - 11:41
Dinoflagellates are single-celled algae that are essential for keeping corals healthy. When dinoflagellates are added to coral cell in a petri dish, the coral cells quickly engulf the algae. At OIST...
Type: Video
26 Apr 2021 - 09:00
Highlights Researchers have successfully grown cells from the stony coral, Acropora tenuis, in petri dishes The cell lines were created by separating out of cells from coral larvae, which then...
Type: Press release
23 Apr 2021 - 18:05
Corals are the one of the simplest animals, with only two layers of cells (called germ layers) forming in early embryonic development – an inner layer, the endoderm, and an outer layer, the ectoderm...
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23 Apr 2021 - 18:03
Planula larva of Acropora tenuis. This image was reproduced from "Establishing sustainable cell lines of a coral, Acropora tenuis" by Kawamura et al, Marine Biotechnology.
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23 Apr 2021 - 18:02
The microscope image shows three of the cell lines established in the study, ranging in color and form. This image was reproduced from "Establishing sustainable cell lines of a coral, Acropora tenuis...
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