‘Jumping genes’ help plants adapt to extreme temperature and pathogens
A cutting edge technique, called Direct RNA sequencing, shows that ‘jumping genes’ could be the key to help plants become more resilient.
15 June 2023
Natural analogues: Pushing the frontiers of research on coral reefs and climate change
Scientists travel to Palau to learn what may happen to coral reef ecosystems in the future
08 June 2023
Illuminating the molecular ballet in living cells
Ultrafast fluorescent imaging technology brings the molecular dynamics of living cells into clear view
06 June 2023
NTT and OIST make first simultaneous atmospheric and marine observations directly beneath Cat 5 typhoon in NW Pacific
Observation data taken from directly beneath typhoons may improve the accuracy of typhoon predictions, and explains the interaction between the atmosphere and ocean.
23 May 2023
Inhaled ethanol may treat respiratory infections and stop pandemics
In mice, the treatment decreased infections caused by the Influenza A virus.
27 April 2023
Gut bacteria could be behind weaker immune responses to COVID-19 vaccine
Digestion of fucose sugar by bacteria in our digestive tract could be hampering how effectively we respond to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.
20 April 2023
Towards a Deeper Understanding of Turbulence in Elastoviscoplastic Fluids
Three-dimensional simulations shed light on how energy dissipates within non-Newtonian fluids.
14 April 2023
Can noisy and polluted coastlines harm baby fish? OIST researchers aim to find out
Less than 40% of Okinawa’s coastline remains natural. An innovative coastal monitoring program investigates how human activity and development affects the health of juvenile fish living near the shore.
13 April 2023
A life devoted to science: Ulf Skoglund's quest to overcome the ‘impossible’
The Dean of Graduate School, Professor Ulf Skoglund, retires after a decade of pioneering research and service to shape the future of OIST.
31 March 2023
New RNA-based toolkit to regulate gene activity could advance regenerative medicine, gene therapy and biotechnology
Turning genes on and off as easily and predictably as flicking a switch could be a powerful tool in medicine and biotech. A type of technology called a riboswitch might be the key.
30 March 2023
Detecting coral biodiversity in seawater samples
Coral eDNA has been accurately detected in seawater samples, and this has huge implications for coral reef conservation, says researchers
29 March 2023