April 21, 2015

A “cingular” strategy for attack and defense

Researchers have pinpointed specific brain regions related to strategic decisions for attacking and defending by examining brain activity in people playing shogi.

April 14, 2015

Quantization of “surface Dirac states” could lead to exotic applications

Schematic showing integer quantum Hall effect

Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon, which could lead to exotic applications, in a new type of film, called a 3D topological insulator.

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April 1, 2015

Hiroshi Matsumoto takes helm at RIKEN

President Hiroshi Matsumoto

On April 1, former Kyoto University President Hiroshi Matsumoto succeeded Ryoji Noyori as president of RIKEN.

March 24, 2015

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.

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RIKEN Research

An infectious imprint on liver cancer

Cases of liver cancer caused by chronic hepatitis share a common mutational profile

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