January 20, 2015

Insights into a rare genetic disease

In a step towards understanding the effects of the NGLY1 mutation, new findings implicate the enzyme ENGase as the factor responsible for deficient protein degradation that occurs in the absence of mouse Ngly1 gene expression.

January 15, 2015

Paving a road toward mitochondrial plant cell factories

In work that could lead to the creation of plant cell factories for the creation of bio-polymers and bio-fuels, researchers have devised a new strategy for delivering genes into the mitochondria of plant cells.

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January 26, 2015

Full final report from committee investigating STAP papers now available

The full English version of the report from the committee investigating issues related to the STAP cell papers, which was released on December 26 last year in Japanese, is now available in English.

January 22, 2015

Towards presymptomatic diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

A new RIKEN venture has taken on the challenge of discovering ways to stop and treat Alzheimer's disease with new mouse models of the disease.

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RIKEN Research

Expanding the immune system’s memory

A newly identified subpopulation of innate immune cells can be ‘primed’ to provide a rapid response against the emergence of future threats, including tumor growth

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