April 26, 2016

Change in the brain: astrocytes finally getting the recognition they deserve

Scientists have demonstrated that astrocytes help regulate neural plasticity by adjusting the strength and variability of synapses in the hippocampus.

April 26, 2016

Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light

Variations in the polarization field

Scientists have used an extremely precise technique to experimentally verify that light exerts an extraordinary perpendicular force determined by the polarization of the light.

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April 27, 2016

5th RIKEN-MPG Joint Symposium on Chemical Biology held in Berlin

The participants

Participants from RIKEN and the Max Planck Society discussed recent work and collaborations between the two institutes in the area of systems chemical biology.

April 8, 2016

Upcoming symposium on quantitative cell profiling

QBiC symposium

In September, the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center will host a symposium on combining techniques of microscopy and big data analysis to get a better picture of cellular processes.

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RIKEN Research

Catalysts hitting the right overtones

A new method for inducing carbon monoxide molecules to ‘hop’ on a catalyst surface could lead to more efficient catalysts

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