8 Apr 2019
The OIST Marine Genomics Unit is now sequencing the genome of a local Okinawan box jellyfish to compare to the giant box jellyfish pictured here. Comparing the two should shed light on how box...
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28 Mar 2019
The Marine Genomics Unit investigated how the unicellular organism umi-budo, or “sea grapes,” is capable of growing into such a complex shape.  
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28 Mar 2019
(Left to right) Prof. Noriyuki Satoh, Kanako Hisata, Dr. Asuka Arimoto, Nana Arakaki, and Koki Nishitsuji decoded the genome of the popular Okinawan seaweed umi-budo, known in English as “sea grapes...
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26 Mar 2019
A report completed in 2019 by the Okigin Economic Research Institute looks at the economic impact of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) on Okinawa and Japan.
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25 Mar 2019
The Japanese giant box jellyfish has a painful sting that makes its victim feel as though their flesh is on fire. In Japanese, these venomous stings earned the jellyfish its nickname: the “fire...
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25 Mar 2019
Jellyfish start out in a stationary polyp stage and later develop into jellyfish, when environmental conditions are right. The Morbakka virulenta, pictured here, is beginning to develop into a full-...
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14 Mar 2019
The Onna assembly and village officials applauds a short poetry reading by the OIST President
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14 Mar 2019
OIST President Dr. Peter Gruss (center), Executive Vice President for Technology Development and Innovation Dr. Robert Baughman (left) and Vice President for Communications and Public Relations Dr....
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14 Mar 2019
OIST President Peter Gruss delivers a speech on the benefits OIST has delivered to Onna Village
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12 Mar 2019
Researchers from the Marine Genomics Unit stand with co-authors from the Onna Fisheries Cooperative on Nabee Beach in Okinawa. Together, the team collected and decoded the genome of ito-mozuku (...
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12 Mar 2019
Mozuku, a type of brown seaweed, contains exceptionally high levels of fucoidan compared to other seaweeds. This is especially true of the sporophyte of the “Onna-1” strain of ito-mozuku, a very big...
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11 Mar 2019
Usiigachi, a software developed by the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, allows users to easily segment, track and analyze the migration of label-free cells. The tool can be used as an all-in-one solution...
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