22 Oct 2020
Despite being separated by nearly 5,000 miles of Pacific Ocean, the people of Okinawa and Hawai’i have a lot in common. Being based on small island archipelagos means that they rely on both the land...
Type: News Article
19 Oct 2020
Researchers from OIST and Sorbonne University in Paris have investigated the hypothesis that loss of flight in worker ants is directly connected to the evolution of greater strength. Watch this...
Type: Video
19 Oct 2020
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and...
Type: Press release
19 Oct 2020
Both workers and queens (larger and with wings) are shown in the image above.
Type: Photo
19 Oct 2020
Worker ants of Cataglyphis bombycina.
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19 Oct 2020
Dr. Christian Peeters
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15 Oct 2020
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020
When a person is infected with a virus, their immune system makes antibodies, which help the body to fight the virus. The piece of the virus that the antibody attaches to is called an antigen. For...
Type: News Article
15 Oct 2020
The 18 coral species that had their genome sequenced as part of this research. A-O are the 15 species from the Acropora genus, whereas P-R are the other three species. 
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15 Oct 2020
In step one, which used one part of the spike protein – the receptor-binding-domain (RBD) – 63 OIST samples were above the threshold, indicating that their sera contained antibodies that recognized...
Type: Photo
15 Oct 2020
The scientists and staff who have worked hard for the OIST antibody test. From left, Dr. Tae Gyun Kim, Christian Butcher, Noriko Shibata, Dr. Melissa Matthews, Dr. Satoshi Shibata, and Prof. Matthias...
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15 Oct 2020
This research showed that the ancestors of Acropora corals diverged from other corals around 120 million years ago and the Acropora genus gained 28 additional gene families before it underwent...
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