Damage to cell membranes causes cell aging
A new study has found that mechanical damage to the cell membrane may induce cellular senescence in human cells.
22 February 2024
Nature’s checkup: surveying biodiversity with environmental DNA sequencing
Using DNA found in samples of seawater from the remote Ogasawara Islands of Japan, researchers have been able to gain valuable insights into the state of biodiversity in a unique ecosystem.
20 February 2024
Diving deeper into our oceans: Underwater drones open new doors for global coral reef research
Industry-academia partnership takes innovation in coral e-DNA monitoring to the next level.
15 February 2024
Deciphering the mysteries of cell division
The Cell Proliferation and Gene Editing Unit studies how cells divide, what can cause sickness within cells, and searches for new treatment targets for cancer.
14 February 2024
Making sci-fi healthcare with microfluidic devices and anti-senescence supplements
In the fifth installment of the OIST podcast series on the Global Bioconvergence Center of Innovation, DJ Nick Luscombe talks to Profs. Amy Shen and Keiko Kono about their work to create devices for research and discover the mechanisms of cell aging.
07 February 2024
Clown anemonefish seem to be counting bars and laying down the law
New research suggests that the fish may be counting vertical bars on intruders to determine their threat level, and to inform the social hierarchy governing their sea anemone colonies.
02 February 2024
New Rapid Prototyping Method for Microscale Spiral Devices
A team of researchers has achieved significant advancement in the field of microfluidics
26 January 2024
Scientists reveal the molecular structure of a complex bacteriophage
For the first time, the molecular structure of a complete tailed virus with a flexible tail has been solved in unprecedented detail.
21 December 2023
Underwater architects: The ‘burrowing effect’ of foraminifera on marine environments
Impact of single-cell organisms on sediment oxygen levels and bacterial diversity measured for the first time.
11 December 2023
Acoustic monitoring shows surprising resilience of subtropical forests to extreme weather – but climate change looms
Analysis of 13,000 hours of recorded sound from an acoustic monitoring network across Okinawa Island, Japan, reveals that ecosystems are more resilient to super-typhoons than anticipated but are threatened by climate change.
07 December 2023
Professor Timothy Ravasi (Marine Climate Change Unit) has participated in the OIST Coral Project
Professor Timothy Ravasi, who studies the mechanisms of acclimation and adaptation of marine organisms to the environment, has started to participate in the OIST coral project activities.
28 November 2023