OIST: 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. A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

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OIST: 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. A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

OIST: Say Hello to the 3D Obama Ant

Three new ant species named in honor of key figures in conservation—Barack Obama, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and E.O. Wilson—are immortalized as 3D virtual avatars. A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

OIST: Parasite Revealed—New Insights into Dicyemida

Researchers decisively classify marine parasite Dicyemida, yielding new opportunities for understanding parasites and evolution.  A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

OIST: New Mechanism Behind Parkinson’s Disease Revealed

Researchers have identified the toxic mechanism at work during an overabundance of alpha-synuclein, a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease, in neurons. A press release written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.