Jumping gene found to be strongly linked to depression, fear, and anxiety
By combining molecular biology with neuroscience, researchers have found that a well-known gene works to withstand psychiatric stress.
09 September 2022
The shape of coronavirus affects its transmission, finds study
Scientists have developed the most accurate model yet of how the coronavirus particles rotate, according to their ellipsoidal shape.
31 August 2022
OIST and Keio University partner
To promote the advancement of Japan’s science and technology
26 August 2022
Tracking the journey of mangroves in southern Japan
By using techniques from both genetics and oceanography, researchers have found that the mangrove populations in the Ryukyu Islands are relatively isolated from one another, which has implications for conservation.
24 August 2022
Social connection drives learning in bird brain
Researchers identify a brain circuit that helps a young bird to identify ‘real’ songs its teacher demonstrates.
16 August 2022
A mutated eye offers a glimpse of a key protein for preventing cancer
Researchers have showcased the central role of a specific protein for stopping cell death and regulating the cell cycle.
09 August 2022
Into the brain of comb jellies: scientists explore the evolution of neurons
A new study into the neurons found in the earliest-diverging animal lineages reveals key clues about the form of the most ancestral nervous system, and how it first evolved.
09 August 2022
New global map of ant biodiversity reveals areas that may hide undiscovered species
Researchers have combined data from around the world with predictions from machine learning to create a high-resolution map of ant diversity, revealing areas that should be the focus of exploration and research.
04 August 2022
Researchers design the cheapest and most efficient squid aquaculture system to date
Squid have always been difficult to farm but now researchers have developed the first squid aquaculture system that has the potential to be commercialized.
02 August 2022
Going against the flow: scientists reveal garden eels’ unique way of feeding
The first lab study on garden eels shows how these shy creatures use their burrows, and change their movement and posture, when feeding in strong currents.
20 July 2022
Strategic Partnership formed between OIST and the International House of Japan
OIST and the International House of Japan formed a strategic partnership on July 13th, 2022.
13 July 2022
Hidden in genetics: The evolutionary relationships of two groups of ancient invertebrates revealed
Using high quality molecular data, researchers have re-investigated a long-standing question about the position of two phyla of small aquatic invertebrates—Kamptozoa and Bryozoa—on the evolutionary tree.
02 July 2022