March 5, 2015

Protecting crops from radiation-contaminated soil

Researchers have identified a chemical compound that prevents plants from taking up cesium, thus protecting them—and us—from its harmful effects.

February 23, 2015

The strong robot with the gentle touch

A new robot developed in Nagoya shows a path forward toward the day when robots will help elderly and other patients in nursing care facilities to move about more freely.

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February 26, 2015

SARC bodies: markers of cellular stress needed for muscle cell differentiation

Researchers have determined that muscle cell differentiation requires transient depletion of calcium in the ER that produces newly discovered globular structures termed SARC bodies.

February 24, 2015

Symposium on neural circuitry and neurotechnology

An international symposium to be held in Tokyo in May will focus on understanding neural circuitry and how it can help us to develop new neurotechnologies.

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RIKEN Research

Skyrmions get a sonic touch

The use of sound waves to probe nanoscale magnetic whirls called skyrmions could help to develop next-generation memory and data storage technology

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