September 19, 2014

For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root

Scientists have shown that legume plants send signaling molecules called cytokins from their shoot to their roots to regulate their symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

September 9, 2014

Broken signals lead to neurodegeneration

A cell receptor involved in calcium signaling can be locked into a closed state, and this may play a role in the reduction of neuron signaling seen in neurodegenerative diseases.

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September 24, 2014

Bonding a superheavy element to carbon

An international team has used the facilities of the Nishina Center in Wako to successfully bind a superheavy element—seaborgium—to carbon, creating a new class of chemical compounds.

September 16, 2014

Cutting cholesterol to make a safer potato

Researchers have succeeded in reducing the levels of toxic substances such as solanin in the potato by cutting the production of cholesterol.

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RIKEN Research

Hunting GNOM

Honing in on the localization of an elusive membrane trafficking regulator called GNOM suggests a new cellular model for protein recycling in plants

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