May 2017

Into the DNA of a Coral Reef Predator

Into the DNA of a Coral Reef Predator

Researchers from OIST and Australia have sequenced and decoded for the first time the genome of the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish, paving the way for the biocontrol of this invasive predator responsible for the destruction of coral reefs across indo-pacific oceans.

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“Twist and Shine”: Development of a New Photoluminescent Sensor Material

OIST researchers develop a material that shines under mechanical stress by incorporating a photoluminescent sensor molecule within a standard polymer.

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Fish Eyes to Help Understand Human Inherited Blindness

Discovery of a gene in zebrafish that triggers congenital blindness could lead to a suitable cure for similar disease in humans.

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Lab 4 Groundbreaking Ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony took place to mark the beginning of construction of the fourth research facility at OIST.

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Revealing Polymeric Fluids Behavior at the Microscopic Scale

OIST researchers develop better tools to characterize polymer solutions using microfluidic platforms, promising improvements in healthcare applications.

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