17 Nov 2015
Mistakes Propelling Evolution As the 20th-century novelist Joseph Conrad famously wrote, “It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose,” and Nature is very busy, so she makes lots...
Type: Press release
7 Apr 2015
Patterns appearing on both the very large and very small scale are extremely rare, but researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan have found a...
Type: News Article
5 Nov 2014
In an article published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience by Okinawa Institute of Science...
Type: News Article
15 Aug 2014
The ability to find food and avoid predation dictates whether most organisms live to spread their genes to the next generation or die trying. But for some species of microbe, a unique virus changes...
Type: News Article
5 Jun 2014
Dinosaurs and mathematics do not seem like an obvious pair, but for Professor Robert Sinclair and his Mathematical Biology Unit, they are a logical match...
Type: News Article
25 Apr 2012
When OIST Mathematical Biology Unit head Robert Sinclair looks at a leafless tree, he sees more than a reminder that spring has not yet arrived. For him, the tree is a chance to observe a fundamental...
Type: Video
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