March 17, 2015

Time lapse snapshots of a nova's fading light

Optical: HST / radio: VLA / X-ray: CXO / Copyright: NASA/CXC/J. DePasquale

In work that could lead to a better understanding of supernova explosions, scientists have examined a detailed “time lapse” X-ray image of the expansion of a classical nova explosion.

March 13, 2015

Cells target giant protein crystals for degradation

In work that could transform the study of protein crystals, researchers engineered a fluorescent protein that rapidly assembles into large crystals inside living cells.

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March 24, 2015

Dr. Ryoji Noyori to step down as RIKEN president

President Noyori

RIKEN President Noyori released a statement today announcing his intention to step down from the position which he has held since 2003.

March 11, 2015

iPS and embryonic stem cells: not quite the same

An iPS cell

There are significant differences in the genes that are transcribed in the nuclei of embryonic stem cells and iPS cells, which are reprogrammed from normal somatic cells to act like them.

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RIKEN Research

Regulating root growth

A newly discovered protein controlling root structure could play a widespread role in plant cellular signaling

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