December 2015

More than 5000 people at OIST Open Campus

More than 5000 people at OIST Open Campus

More than 5000 people, 350 volunteers, 36 science activities, 18 food stalls and 5 buildings adds up to OIST Open Campus.

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Our Closest Wormy Cousins

OIST and its collaborators have analyzed the genomes of two acorn worm species and found that approximately two-thirds of human genes have counterparts in the ancestors of these marine animals.

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Mysteries of Bony Fish Genome Evolution

New computational tool and mathematical model open ways for further discoveries in animal genome evolution.

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Sex Determination in Ants

OIST researchers discover what makes ants male or female.

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Resistant-Starch Okinawan Rice Project Receives an Award

OIST Prof. Hidetoshi Saze develops a new strain of rice that helps to prevent lifestyle and diet-related diseases.

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Magnetic Monopoles: Crystal Clear

OIST’s physicist studies magnetic monopoles in spin ice crystals and explains why double layers of magnetic charges can be found

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Takamine Ants Collection Finds Home at OIST

Okinawan ant expert Mr. Hidetsune Takamine donates his valuable ant collection to OIST.

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Incompressible Electrons

OIST scientist and collaborators have discovered that electrons become incompressible when trapped on the surface of liquid helium under certain conditions.

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