Testing their mettle: How bacteria in deep-sea vents deal with toxic metal environments
Copper and cadmium are highly toxic metals, and deep-sea hydrothermal vents are teeming with them. A new study aims to figure out how bacteria can survive and thrive in their presence.
18 January 2023
Beyond the Nobel Prize: Professor Pääbo’s quest to uncover what makes humans unique
After identifying genetic variants found only in modern humans, Adjunct Professor Svante Pääbo is now exploring whether these genes have been consequential in our evolution.
09 December 2022
Pulses driven by artificial intelligence tame quantum systems
Machine learning drives self-discovery of pulses that stabilize quantum systems in the face of environmental noise
30 November 2022
Molecular fingerprint behind beautiful pearls revealed
Researchers produce the first robust genome of pearl oysters, which they hope can be used to find strains that are resilient to increasingly common diseases or that produce more beautiful pearls.
10 November 2022
Sex role flexibility is key to the evolution of homosexual partnerships in termites
Female and male Japanese termites can flip sex roles in order to form stable same-sex pairs, finds a new study.
09 November 2022
Tentacles taken from giant sea anemones reveal new genetic insights into Nemo’s home
Researchers have uncovered new genetic data on giant sea anemones, providing a resource for understanding the relationship between anemonefish and their hosts.
19 October 2022
Color Patterns Affect Fish Community Structure in Coral Reefs, Finds New Study from Japan
A new study highlights that anemonefish residing in sea anemones display aggressive behavior against other fish depending on their color patterns
12 October 2022
New model captures the erratic speed of DNA copying proteins in bacteria
A new study reveals that certain locations of DNA are copied faster than others, which could also have an effect on mutation rate.
28 September 2022
Tracking a network of 100,000 mutants
Mutations that maintain fitness are vital for diversity and, for the first time, scientists have managed to experimentally show how extensive networks of these mutations develop.
20 September 2022
Hitotsubashi University and OIST partner to launch an internship program
The OIST-Hitotsubashi Internship Program aims to make the critical link between science and business
16 September 2022
OIST Participates in the Science Summit at the 77th UN General Assembly
OIST is participating in the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly held September 13 to 30, 2022.
16 September 2022