May 29, 2015

Researchers retrieve “lost” memories

An engram cell (left)

Researchers have demonstrated that traces of old memories remain in the amnestic brain, and that the cellular pathways underlying them can be reactivated, allowing lost memories to be found.

May 26, 2015

Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells

Structure of the new solar cell

Using carefully designed materials and an "inverted" architecture, scientists have created polymer solar cells with an efficiency of 10 percent, bringing these cells closer to commercial viability.

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May 22, 2015

President Matsumoto announces new management initiative

President Hiroshi Matsumoto announced a new initiative intended to help RIKEN achieve its full potential for scientific excellence as a comprehensive research institution.

May 22, 2015

Scientists discover new immune response that targets bacterial sugar coats

Scientists at RIKEN, the Max Planck Society, and the Imperial College of London recently revealed that a protein made in the human pancreas recognizes the tuberculosis bacterium.

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RIKEN Research

Growing eyes from stem cells

Embryonic stem cells give rise to three-dimensional, multilayered retinal tissue in a dish

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