April 16, 2014

Chrono, the last piece of the circadian clock puzzle?

Researchers from RIKEN report the identification of Chrono, a gene involved in the regulation of the body clock in mammals and that might be a key component of the body's response to stress.

April 14, 2014

New mouse model could revolutionize research in Alzheimer's disease

A new mouse model

Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute report the creation of two new mouse models that may potentially revolutionize research into Alzheimer's disease.

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April 15, 2014

Latest issue of QBiC newsletter is online

The latest issue of RIKEN QBiC's newsletter features a special interview on the profession of science illustration along with other news from this center whose work focuses on quantitative biology.

April 10, 2014

Neuroinflammation leads to fatigue following viral infection

Photo by Joanna Servaes from Wikimedia Commons

Researchers at RIKEN have discovered that the sensation of fatigue following viral infection is caused not by fever, but by inflammation of brain tissue.

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RIKEN Research

An early link to motion perception

Human perceptual motion bias in low-contrast scenes is encoded within a part of the brain that is the first to receive visual information

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