July 1, 2016

New anti-cancer strategy mobilizes both innate and adaptive immune response

Scientists have developed a vaccine that involves injecting cells that have been modified so that they can stimulate both an innate immune response and the more specific adaptive response.

June 24, 2016

Where do rubber trees get their rubber?

Scientists have succeeded in decoding the genome of the rubber tree, finding that multiple copies of rubber-related genes might be why these trees produce so much rubber.

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June 22, 2016

RIKEN is home to the world’s two greenest supercomputers

A pair of computers developed as parts of research collaborations between RIKEN and the private sector have earned places as the greenest supercomputers in the world.

June 17, 2016

Official mirror of the UCSC Genome Browser Database in Japan

Based on a collaboration with the University of California, Santa Cruz, RIKEN has launched the second official mirror of the UCSC Genome Browser Database started in Japan.

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RIKEN Research

Keeping viral DNA at bay

Scientists find that an epigenetic interplay keeps virus-derived DNA sequences repressed in embryos but not in the surrounding placenta

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