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.

August 28, 2014

Researchers switch emotion linked to memory

Scientists have revealed the brain pathway linking external events to the internal emotional state and shown that the positive or negative emotional valence of memory can be reversed during later recall.

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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.

September 12, 2014

First RPE cell sheet graft transplant

Today, the first participant in the “Clinical study of autologous induced pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell sheets for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD)” underwent transplantation of a cell sheet graft.

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RIKEN Research

An optical cage for atoms

A microstructured optical fiber trap provides a tool for measuring atomic properties at the quantum limit

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