January 25, 2016

Clarifying the role of magnetism in high-temperature superconductors

The sample squeezed between copper tongs

Scientists have used experiments and calculations to gain a better understanding of the role of magnetism in new types of high-temperature superconductors.

January 21, 2016

Genetic variation may explain Asian susceptibility to Kawasaki disease

Scientists have found two genetic variations, one of which may help explain why people of Asian descent are susceptible to Kawasaki disease, an ailment that afflicts children.

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January 29, 2016

Growing a functioning pituitary gland


Using human embryonic stem cells, scientists have managed to grow a three-dimensional structure that functions like the pituitary gland, an important organ located in the brain.

December 24, 2015

President Matsumoto inducted into Legion of Honor

President Matsumoto and Ambassador Dana

On December 18, at a ceremony at the French embassy in Tokyo, President Matsumoto was given the honor of being inducted into the French Legion of Honor.

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RIKEN Research

Copper atoms made to lase at ultrashort x-ray wavelengths

The first atomic laser to operate at ultrashort x-ray wavelengths will enable dynamic atomic and quantum interactions to be probed at very short time scales

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