16 Feb 2018
Researchers have shown that the bacterial communities in termite guts came about through both inheritance and transfer between colonies.
12 Jan 2018
For decades, scientists could only speculate about the shape of heterochromatin.
22 Dec 2017
Researchers at OIST and the University of the Ryukyus have scientifically analyzed traditional materials and processes involved in the production of Okinawan Basho-fu textiles.
3 Jun 2017
Researchers have identified the toxic mechanism at work during an overabundance of alpha-synuclein, a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease, in neurons.
30 May 2017
OIST researchers discovered a target to single out immune system cells responsible for auto-immune diseases such as arthritis or irritable bowel syndrome.
6 Apr 2017
Researchers from OIST and Australia have sequenced and decoded for the first time the genome of the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish, paving the way for the biocontrol of this invasive predator responsible for the destruction of coral reefs across indo-pacific oceans.
5 Apr 2017
Discovery of a gene in zebrafish that triggers congenital blindness could lead to a suitable cure for similar disease in humans.
10 Feb 2017
OIST researchers have synthesized a molecule that targets the membranes of cervical cancer cells to block their migration
9 Dec 2016
Neurons in zebra finch brains operate as a barcode reader to detect songs of the same species during learning