25 Jul 2012 - 21:37
A time lapse video of the setup of a new ultra high vacuum nanoparticle deposition system, which will enable researchers under the supervision of Prof. Mukhles Sowwan to make their own custom...
Type: Video
24 Jul 2012 - 13:27
Whether a human, an armadillo, or a sea slug, each of us begins life in much the same way: as a microscopic, formless blob of stem cells. As we grow, an intricate choreography of genetic controls...
Type: News Article
Ciona development
24 Jul 2012 - 13:14
Different stages in Ciona development
Type: Photo
20 Jul 2012 - 03:00
We all know someone whose curiosity about how things work has led them to dismantle their computer, phone, or TV. But there is probably only one person in the world who has dissected 10,000 fruit fly...
Type: News Article
Female and male Drosophila melanogaster
19 Jul 2012 - 09:43
Female (left) and male (right) Drosophila melanogaster. Image credit: EMBL.
Type: Photo
18 Jul 2012 - 18:25
One of the cornerstones of scientific research at OIST is the removal of boundaries between departments and fields: researchers are constantly intermingling, sharing their knowledge and tools with...
Type: News Article
Sanshin guitar belonging to the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012 - 14:51
OIST's McDavis is using DNA sequencing to identify the skin on sanshin guitars. (Photo credit: Anya McDavis)
Type: Photo
A red bento box belonging to the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012 - 14:28
One of a pair of bento boxes currently being restored by McDavis. (Photo credit: Anya McDavis)
Type: Photo
Anya McDavis restoring a bento box from the Yomitan Museum
18 Jul 2012 - 14:12
Anya McDavis, a member of OIST's Science and Technology Group, restores one of a pair of red bento boxes belonging to Okinawa's Yomitan Museum.
Type: Photo
14 Jul 2012 - 05:49
In the brain, cortical neurons fire in response to stimuli from the body, and thalamic neurons provide feedback that regulates the cortical neurons' firing―and thus helps keep the brain functioning...
Type: Video
Odontomachus simillimus
12 Jul 2012 - 09:19
  Ants of the genus Odontomachus (depicted here) are famous for their 'trap-jaw' mandibles which close at incredible speeds.  In addition to being a potent weapon, the jaws generate so much...
Type: Photo
Pheidole pegasus
9 Jul 2012 - 10:17
This rare species of Pheidole, discovered in 2008, is only found on two small Pacific Islands.  The function of the exaggerated spines is unknown, but has evolved independently several times...
Type: Photo
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