November 2017

The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Lives: A Story of Survival

The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Lives: A Story of Survival

Researchers use genetic sequencing of museum specimens to confirm that the Lord Howe Island stick insect, once thought to be extinct, survived by hiding out on a nearby island.

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Predatory Bacteria: The Quest for a New Class of Antibiotics

OIST researchers take one step forward toward understanding and genetically manipulating B. bacteriovorus, a type of bacteria with promising potential use as a living antibiotic.

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Toxic Cocktail: Okinawan Pit Viper Genome Reveals Evolution of Snake Venom

Researchers have sequenced the Taiwan habu genome, comparing it to that of the Sakishima habu. These invasive species may be not as well-known as the native habu in Okinawa, pictured here.

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A Deeper Understanding of a Surface Phenomenon

Phenomena involving surface tension are extremely complex and have applications in our everyday lives, and OIST researchers are tackling the complicated mathematics behind the physics.

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