Four challenging OIST research projects selected for FOREST (Fusion Oriented REsearch for disruptive Science and Technology) program
OIST researchers leading projects that could lead to disruptive innovation have been awarded the prestigious FOREST grant
22 March 2023
In hot water: Ocean warming impacts growth, metabolic rate and gene activity of newly hatched clownfish
The oceans are heating up, and just 3°C of warming could significantly impact the development and growth of clownfish larvae, a new study finds.
20 March 2023
Tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean offers glimpse into warmer world
A team of scientists travelled to Taiaro Atoll in French Polynesia to seek answers about the existence of a unique community of fishes.
08 March 2023
What makes a neural network remember?
By modifying a classical neural network, researchers have introduced a new model inspired by recent biological findings which shows improved memory performance
07 March 2023
New Insights into Chordate Body Plan Development Answer Long-Standing Questions on Evolution
Examination of development-relevant gene expression patterns in starfish embryos reveals how echinoderm and chordate body plans evolved from a common ancestor.
24 February 2023
Scientists record first-ever brain waves from freely moving octopuses
Scientists have figured out how to capture brain activity in octopuses that are awake and moving – a breakthrough step in understanding how the brain controls their behavior.
24 February 2023
New pumping strategy could slash energy costs of fluid transport by 22%
A fluid dynamics simulation has shown that switching pumps on and off can cut energy costs by reducing turbulence in pipes.
17 February 2023
Mining at key hydrothermal vents could endanger species at distant sites
Hydrothermal vents in the Okinawa Trough are at imminent threat from deep-sea mining — the damage could also threaten vents across the Pacific Ocean.
15 February 2023
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
OIST scientists track microplastics in Okinawa’s sea creatures
Researchers are identifying the quantity, type, and origin of microplastics in Okinawa’s marine animals, both captive and wild.
06 December 2022